RTÉ Radio 1 remained the biggest player in the national market, bolstered by marquee names and brand recognition. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

RTÉ Radio 1’s new guard found their voice amidst fiscal crisis, while Newstalk kept its scrappy approach under new ownership After the tumult, t(...)

 Mona McSharry in action during the Women’s 100m Breaststroke semi-final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre when she secured a coveted final spot. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Battles vary all the time. They can be the personal ones, the ones people rarely appreciate, the ones that earn medals and the ones that may not be pa(...)

Munster captain Billy Holland  joins Ronan O’Gara in joint second place on the all-time list, 26 behind Donncha O’Callaghan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Edinburgh v Munster Murrayfield, (7.35, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) Munster head coach Johann van Graan will be hoping that the province redis(...)

The remains of Cara O’Sullivan are brought from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Lough, in Cork, following her funeral. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Renowned soprano Cara O’Sullivan who died this week at the age of 58 was a treasured daughter of Cork who will be remembered as much for her generosit(...)

Ireland’s Fittest Family: the Kulczynski family. from Co Clare, take part in the Bog Bath challenge

‘Why are you hitting yourself, Freyne?” says Ireland’s Fittest Family, as it propels my hand towards my face with its superior fitness. “But you’re m(...)

Conor Murray celebrates after scoring Ireland’s third try during the game against New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago in November 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Saturday night in Paris the likelihood is that Ireland will need to secure a bonus-point victory over France to secure the 2020 Six Nations Champio(...)

Conor Murray in action against Leinster. Munster remained blindly committed to the box kick tho little effect at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Let’s look at these Pro14 semi-finals from two wildly contrasting perspectives: the diehard Ulster(...)

Ronan O’Gara kicks the winning drop goal in Munster’s win over Northampton in the Heineken Cup   at Thomond Park in November 2011. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Phase 1 Tomás O’Leary sets the tone. Running from the back of the scrum, the Munster scrumhalf is stopped 10 metres from the visitors’ 22. The ball i(...)

The tallest of the academy secondrows is Waterford-born Thomas Ahern at 6ft 9in. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s a little under nine years ago that Leinster Rugby embarked on a project called ‘Route 6’6”’ to try and entice young men between the ages of 17 an(...)

Tuohy earned 11 caps for Ireland. Photo: Inpho

Dan Tuohy has plenty to say but he’s not looking to settle scores. After expressing distaste for the direction professional rugby is heading in the 20(...)

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