Steroids, like addictive substances, enslave the user

“I’m 19 and I’m taking steroids,” admits an articulate young man called Killian, early in RTÉ Investigates: Steroid Ireland (RTÉ One, Wednesday, 9.30p(...)

Players challenge for the ball during Dublin University’s win over Clontarf. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Outhalf James Fennelly, Division 1A’s top scorer with 77 points, kicked three penalties and a conversion as Dublin University claimed the scalp of Clo(...)

UCC’s Cian Bohane in action with Andy Marks of UCD during UCD’s 39-28 victory at Belfield, UCD, Dublin, on Saturday. Photograph:  Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cork Constitution and UCD are the early leaders in All-Ireland League Division 1A following an opening round which produced five home wins, including (...)

Cork Constitution’s Jason Higgins and Danny Riordan of Old Belvedre in action during their Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at Anglesea Road, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

Munster Academy starlet Shane Daly crossed for one try and set up another as Cork Constitution continued their impressive form with a 24-17 win over C(...)

Father-and-daughter trainers: Richie and Joanna Clifford on Reality Bites, on RTÉ Two, a series whose lateral approach can generate unexpected results

I like this year’s series of Reality Bites, and not just because each slice-of-Irish-life documentary is well made but also because they are pl(...)