Some of Ireland’s backroom team of Ger Carmody, Jason Cowman, Willie Bennett, David Hanley, Keith Fox, Dr Ciaran Cosgrave, Dave Revins, Richie Murphy and John Moran pitchside at Solider Field, Chicago in November 2018. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Over the 32 years since the first Rugby World Cup co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia in 1987, nothing has really remained the same. The tournament(...)

Ben Robinson died after a school rugby match in Co Antrim in 2011.

The story of Ben Robinson (14), who died after a school rugby match in Co Antrim in 2011, changed what the word “concussion” means to many parents on (...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Liam Cosgrave’s beloved wife, Vera, predeceased him, he contacted his friend of long standing, Msgr John Wilson, to discuss the funeral arrangeme(...)

Overcome the winter blues. Photograph: Getty Images

“In the depth of winter,” Albert Camus once observed, “I finally learned that there was, in me, an invincible summer.” The grey, wet and cold depths (...)

David Burke at the announcement of PwC’s sponsorship of the GAA/GPA All-Stars scheme for four years.  Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Given where he has come from, you might expect All-Ireland-winning Galway hurling captain David Burke to look across the border into Mayo and urge th(...)

Steve Redgrave: UK’s five-time gold medallist, and most successful male rower in Olympic history is  Type 1. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Allsport

Elite sports performance isn’t typically associated with a condition that can more than double a person’s risk of early death. According to the World(...)

Bono reportedly fell off his bike this week in Central Park, injuring himself badly enough that U2 had to cancel their week long appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Late Show’. Pictured here leaving the recording of the Band Aid 30 charity single to raise money to combat Ebola. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Poor Bono. First the tail of his private jet comes off as it lands in Berlin and then days later he comes a cropper while cycling through New York’s C(...)