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Senator Paudie Coffey at the Four Courts on Wednesday for the second day of his High Court action against Iconic Newspapers, publishers of the ‘Kilkenny People’. Photograph: Collins Courts

When Crotty the Robber stood on the gallows in Waterford city in 1742, he probably assumed his courtroom days were behind him. He was wrong. And whe(...)

Peter O’Mahony claims a lineout. He took the game to New Zealand at every turn during the  historic night at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Peter O’Mahony smiling on national television. What’s rare is wonderful. We can’t hear him because the Fields of Athenry reverberates around the sta(...)

Argentina’s Bautista Delguy scores his try last weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Ireland played New Zealand at Lansdowne Road in 2001, I took my then seven-year-old son, Teddy, hoping his first international rugby experience w(...)

 A report commissioned by the Irish Bookmakers Association says the 2 per cent duty would place 400 low-turnover shops at risk, with a negative exchequer impact of €35 million. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

These are difficult times for bookmakers on both sides of the Irish Sea. In October, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe doubled the betting duty to (...)

Speaking about Joey Carbery,  Ronan O’Gara said: “People forget that Joey Carbery is 22 years of age. It’s staggering to see his growth as a player. I just hope people aren’t expecting too much of him in his first full season playing ‘10’.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Heineken are back as title sponsors and arguably no team is more synonymous with the competition, nor provided more of its greatest memories, than Mun(...)

Tadhg Beirne: his  incredible engine gets him into situations where an extra set of hands become a vital link. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Paddy Johns has no knee cartilage but the 50-year-old remains an iron man. Literally. The former Ireland captain does triathlons in his spare time awa(...)

Sales of gin jumped 47.2 per cent in Ireland last year, new figures show.

It’s official. Gin is in. Sales of the spirit once informally known as mother’s ruin jumped last year with volumes rising 47.2 per cent. With locally(...)

 Olive Foley, widow of rugby coach Anthony Foley told the World Meeting of Families her husband  ‘would be very proud and very happy’ that all those  he ‘soldiered with’ were joined together ‘as one great family’. Photograph:  Collins

Olive Foley, widow of Munster rugby coach Anthony Foley, delivered an emotional tribute to the “family of sport” that supported her and her family aft(...)

“In many parts of rural Ireland, drinks, hospitality and tourism businesses are the primary and sometimes only employers.” Photograph: iStock

The drinks industry is calling for a cut in excise duties on alcohol to help Ireland’s rural hospitality businesses avoid potential job losses and bus(...)

A total of 353,874 tickets were sold   for Pope Francis’ Mass in the Phoenix Park on the first day they went on sale. Photograph:  Andrew Medichini/AP

Bookings for World Meeting of Families events in Dublin next month “before it ever starts, has already exceeded all records,” Bishop of Kildare and Le(...)

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