David Irwin

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 Former Springboks player Errol Tobias during an interview about his new book in  September, 2015. Photograph:  Nasief Manie/Foto24/ Gallo Images/Getty Images

On the May 30th, 1981, Errol Tobias became the first black man to play for the Springboks, debuting at the age of 31 against Ireland. Before kick-off,(...)

 Morne Du Plessis leads out his team against the British Lions in 1980 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

No issue has divided or caused more controversy in rugby than apartheid, and specifically the sport’s links with South Africa and the Springboks while(...)

North’s chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride speaking at a press conference on Thursday. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s chief medical officer has said he is confident health authorities in Northern Ireland will be able to contain the spread of coronav(...)

The Ireland team huddle as they listen to the Rose of Tralee in 1987. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

The late Con Houlihan, a son of Castle Island – he insisted on that spelling – came up with many wonderful lines during his time as Ireland’s premier (...)

Two solicitors have been struck off the roll of solicitors over findings of professional misconduct arising from the operation of a “chaotic” practic(...)

Armagh angler David Connor with one of his Sheelin catches

A review of the national policy to examine all relevant data for the management of bass, pike and trout is underway by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI)(...)

Gusto d’Italia is a proper gelato parlour on William Street, Limerick

While Limerick still has too many empty shop units and its shopkeepers remain concerned about the number of out of town retail parks – planning permis(...)