Brian O Brien

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Senator Billy Lawless pictured following his appointment in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

US-based Galway Senator Billy Lawless has been forced to let go over 500 employees as the family’s restaurant and bar businesses in Chicago close for (...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates his try against Toulon with team-mates in last year’s quarter-final clash at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As they know too well, Munster have not won the Heineken Champions Cup since 2008. They and their supporters may have become a little frustrated with (...)

An extension to a Dublin house designed by Joe Fallon Design

Planning to renovate your home or to build a new one is one of life’s bigger decisions. The first question to ask is what professional help you a(...)

Ireland’s Sean Cronin  celebrates with Rhys Ruddock, right, after scoring in their victory over  Italy on Saturday in  Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Time was when Ireland used to tango with Argentina on a fairly regular basis, so much so it prompted the former Ireland manager Brian O’Brien to liken(...)

Rory Staunton, pictured before his death in New York at the age of 12.

“At 6.20pm, on the first of April, our 5ft 9in hero, 12 years old, big, square shoulders and a red head on him, died.” Ciarán Staunton, Mayo-born Ne(...)

Mike Ford:  Circuitous Rugby League career took him, by chance, to Ireland in January 2002. Photograph: Getty Images

Russell Crowe wasn’t momentarily speechless collecting an Oscar for Gladiator. Nor did the cinematic hard man well up after the South Sydney Rabbitohs(...)

Bath’s director of rugby Mike ford talks to his son George, the outhalf of that club and England. George will have a pivotal position as kicker when England come to Dublin for the Six Nations game on Sunday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty.

Ellery Hanley and his entourage swept out the door. Mike Ford watched the departure of the man voted the greatest British rugby league player of all t(...)

Ross Molony and Jack O’Donoghue will be key men for Ireland Under-20s against England in their Junior World Cup semi-final in North Harbour, New Zealand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Ringrose clan, St Michael’s College and UCD can take the most satisfaction from this odyssey. That’s what any journey to the penultimate stages o(...)