Deirdre Lyons

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Connacht attack coach Nigel Carolan and Stephen Fitzgerald during training on Tuesday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Connacht welcome a return to Pro14 play this weekend after two weeks of inaction due to Covid-19 cases in opposition clubs. Welsh side Scarlets are (...)

 Jack Carty  is encouraging people to avoid trolling or scaremongering on social media. Tackle Your Feelings campaign  is funded by the Z Zurich Foundation. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

 Jack Carty isn’t the first rugby player, nor the last, to have searched his own name on social media after a match only to then let the abusive (...)

Supermarket magnate Galen Weston and his wife Hilary at the funeral of Penneys/Primark founder Arthur Ryan

Ireland has the fifth-largest number of billionaires per capita in the world, according to an Oxfam report published ahead of the World Economic Forum(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: money pile down to just  €865 million. File photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has lost his status as a billionaire after his his net worth fell €167 million to a paltry €865 million, according to the(...)

Coach Tom Tierney addresses the Ireland squad following the  5th Place play-off defeat to Australia at the Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Today in Belfast marks the end for a special group of Irish players. After the seventh place play-off against Wales, many of the 30-somethings are ex(...)

The first players to tell their personal stories are Ireland and Leinster front-row Jack McGrath who speaks emotively about how he coped with the death of his brother by suicide in 2010 and Irish women’s player, Hannah Tyrrell, who talks about how she overcame her struggles with self-harm and bulimia. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Player welfare in rugby is continuing to evolve in a positive and proactive manner for the most part, an important consideration when examining a spor(...)