Peter Robinson with a photograph of his son Benjamin. Photograph: Stuart Wallace

Legal fees in a case regarding Benjamin Robinson, who died from brain trauma during a schools rugby match in 2011, are threatening to drive the Robins(...)

Referee Alain Roland issues a red card  to Wales’s Sam Warburton for an alleged spear tackle in the semi-final of the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.

World Rugby has claimed this week’s introduction of two new categories of dangerous tackling offences, sanctioning reckless and accidental head contac(...)

Ben Robinson died as a result of second impact syndrome suffered in a match for Carrickfergus Grammar School in Januray 2011.

This will be the third occasion Karen Walton and Peter Robinson enter a courtroom on behalf of their son Benjamin. By issuing civil proceedings again(...)

Ben Robinson died as a result of second impact syndrome suffered in a match for Carrickfergus Grammar School in Januray 2011.

The parents of Benjamin Robinson, the Carrickfergus Grammar School rugby player who died as a result of head injuries sustained in a rugby match in Ja(...)

Daniel Hutchinson (left) and Benjamin Robinson were arrested by police after taking these selfies to celebrate robbing fruit machines across the UK. Photograph: North Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

Two men who took cash from fruit machines across the UK were caught after they took selfies of themselves to celebrate their crimes, police have said.(...)

Leinster full-back Rob Kearney at the launch of the ‘Head On’ concussion management programme in February. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

‘Tackle him, Winter!” bellowed my schoolmaster from the touchline. A pupil at Belfast Royal Academy, where obedience was prized and rugby demanded a (...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the field with concussion and a broken nose. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

At the height of the World Cup, World Rugby’s chief medical officer Martin Raftery has said that the laws of the game, particularly the tackle, may ha(...)

Ireland physio Keith Fox assesses Conor Murray before leading him  from the pitch late in the game against Australia. Photo: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

After the game on Saturday, I got a Tweet from Peter Robinson, father of the schoolboy Benjamin Robinson who died on the side of a rugby pitch in J(...)

Concussion in sport

The dangers of concussion in sport were highlighted this week by Belfast coroner Suzanne Anderson at the inquest of Benjamin Robinson (14) who collaps(...)

Ben Robinson: 
a schoolboy rugby player who has become the
first person in Northern Ireland to die from second impact syndrome, a coroner has ruled. Photograph: PA

Medical experts have said higher standards of safeguarding against concussion in rugby must be adopted following the death of a teenage player. Benjam(...)

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