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Australian captain John Eales talks to South African referee Andre Watson after receiving a yellow card during the Rugby World Cup 1999 final against France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty

The admiration for Australia’s World Cup winning captain John Eales as a player can be gleaned from the nickname bestowed on him by teammates of ‘Nobo(...)

Reversing the flow: plastic dams inserted by Coillte in drains on Aghrane bog in Co Galway. They rewet the peatland, and restore its capacity to capture and store carbon. Photograph: John Conaghan

Hans Joosten talks about raising the profile of peatlands in the climate-change crisis with the authority of an internationally respected scientist, t(...)

Pastor David Bell of Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Church who survived the Darkley massacre. “We have peace and comfort knowing that those who died were in right standing and are in God’s presence now.”  Photograph: Liam McBurney

Pastor David Bell of Mountain Lodge Pentecostal Church near Darkley in Co Armagh, is 60 years old but can remember, as though it were yesterday, the d(...)

George Kruis has been cleared of biting. Photograph: Getty

England lock George Kruis has been cleared of biting after a citing described by Saracens forwards coach Alex Sanderson as an “absolute travesty” was (...)

England and Saracens lock George Kruis has been cited for an alleged bite in Friday’s Aviva Premiership clash at Bath, the Rugby Football Union has announced. Photograph: David Davies/PA

George Kruis, arguably the outstanding player of the Six Nations Championship, could miss the rest of the season after being charged with biting a fel(...)

Jimmy Gopperth of Wasps holds off the Bath defence to score a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match  at the Recreation Ground in Bath. Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Bath 10 Wasps 36 Outhalf Jimmy Gopperth scored 23 points as Wasps recorded a second away win of their European campaign to remain firmly on course (...)

Tom Rogic opens the scoring for Celtic in their Scottish Premiership clash against  Partick Thistle at  Firhill. Photograph: Graham Stuart/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Partick 0 Celtic 2 Tom Rogic scored on his first Celtic start for almost two years as Ronny Deila’s team claimed a 2-0 win over Partick at Firhill. Th(...)

Today   international visitors pour from tourist coaches to   queue for the Library of Trinity College to see the Gospels in the form of the Book of Kells.

J B Phillips, one of the great Bible translators of the 20th century, once remarked: “Men and women who would be deeply ashamed of having their ignora(...)

Jordi Murphy is set to start for Leinster against Bath in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Matt O’Connor’s starting XV for Saturday’s season defining Champions Cup quarter-final against Bath at the Aviva stadium is taking shape.Mike Ross is(...)

Peter Stringer will leave Bath at the end of the season. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Sam Burgess will start, with Peter Stringer to feature at scrumhalf, as Bath intend to use every arrow in their quiver to stop Leinster in the Champio(...)

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