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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(...)

The number of breweries and distilleries across Ireland has grown exponentially over the past number of years. Photograph: iStock

Turnover at the growing number of Irish microbreweries increased to €52 million in 2016 from just €8 million in 2012, according to figures from the Dr(...)

Johnny Sexton during Ireland training ahead of the Test series with Australia. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The absence of Ireland captain Rory Best through injury for Ireland’s three match series against Australia that begins with the first test in Brisbane(...)

Mick Galwey squares up to Victor Costello during the 2001 Celtic League final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

December 2001, the Celtic League final at Lansdowne Road, and all hell is about to break loose.  Munster are shredding the Leinster forwards. Th(...)

Leinster players Scott Fardy and Tadhg Furlong are on the shortlist for European Player of the Year. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Champions Cup finalists Leinster and Racing 92 have dominated the shortlist for the EPCR European Player of the Year 2018 award. Scott Fardy is one o(...)

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