John Feehan

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Ireland’s Rory Best and Owen Farrell of England. The teams will face each other in the opening of the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Relegation from the Six Nations has been dismissed as “absolutely not on the agenda” by tournament organisers despite ongoing talks over the significa(...)

John Feehan also oversaw  four successful British & Irish Lions tours. Photograph: Getty

John Feehan has stepped down from his role as chief executive of Six Nations and the British & Irish Lions after 16 years at the helm of both rugb(...)

Warren Gatland: Kiwi has come a long way in the game since he launched his coaching career as a player-coach with Galwegians in 1989.  Photograph: Getty.

Warren Gatland left Galwegians, Connacht and Ireland all in infinitely better condition than when he inherited them during a near decade of coaching i(...)

TV3 Six Nations presenter Joe Molloy (left) with co-commentator Alan Quinlan, touchline reporter Sinéad Kissane and commentator Dave McIntyre. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile.

TV3 Group has unveiled Joe Molloy as the anchor of its coverage of the Six Nations rugby tournament, to which it has the television rights for the nex(...)

Biophilia is an inherent human need to affiliate with life and lifelike processes. One could even call it love

Laudato Si’ (praise be to you), Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, was widely applauded two years ago, while prompting predictable suspicion(...)

Only one offer to sponsor the Six Nations  is currently on the table, and it is significantly less than the €12.4 million received from RBS in 2017. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Economic uncertainty caused by Brexit has plunged the Six Nations into crisis as their six-year, €113 million sponsorship plans have been scuppered. (...)

Dr Andreas Weber: mingles his vast scientific knowledge with a poetic turn of phrase which draws readers into connections with the natural world.

 Every now and again, an academic, an entrepreneur or even an economist comes along to challenge conventional thinking. German biologist, eco-phi(...)

 Vinny Hammond records a Lions training session in Queenstown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Lions are a machine, and they’ve needed to be. To transport 41 players, plus add-ons, and up to around 40 support staff and some 20 tonnes of lugg(...)

British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland and Rory Best during the press conference at the Hamilton Novotel. Photo: David Davies/PA

The British and Irish Lions routinely sweep their facilities at the team’s hotels for listening devices to prevent team secrets getting out before the(...)

Jonathan Sexton, George North and Jonathan Davies dejected after defeat in the second Test to Australia in 2013.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No such thing as a stupid question. That’s what they tell you in the journalism colleges anyway. Don’t be afraid to look like a fool, goes the theory.(...)

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