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(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Porter, Jonathan Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and James Ryan celebrate victory over the All Blacks in 2018. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“It just wouldn’t happen today,” Willie John McBride says on a rainy morning at home in Ballyclare as he explains the vast differences between the gle(...)

Discord  over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this summer’s local elections in the redrawn Limerick constituencies. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Discord over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this s(...)

A second Irish Examiner poster, erected in Limerick after the first was torn down. Picture: Mike Cowhey

There have protests in Limerick and Kerry over a billboard advertising campaign promoting the Irish Examiner which has prompted more than 20 complaint(...)

Labour Party councillor Joe Leddin, a former mayor, was critical of the protesters’ motives.

A meeting of elected members of Limerick City Council was delayed yesterday when anti-austerity protesters sat on councillors’ seats and held their ow(...)