John Hall

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South African captain Francois Pienaar lifts the William Webb Ellis trophy after the victory over New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final. Photograph: Inpho

Twenty-five years today a group of men sat in the Ambassador Hotel on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris and acknowledged the game was finally up. Rugby uni(...)

There are many ways in which David Hockney is a prescient genius, but how could he have predicted lockdown? Hockney has been mainly famous for his por(...)

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is in talks to sell the club to buyers from Saudi Arabia. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

It’s almost 30 years since a Thatcherite property developer bought Newcastle United for £3 million, appointed Kevin Keegan as manager and began a majo(...)

John and Eileen Hall of  Cavanagh Eggs. Photograph: John McVitty

Cavanagh Eggs is situated on the Border, with a farm in Fermanagh in Northern Ireland and the road entering it in the Republic. It is owned by Eileen (...)

 Pat Kelly’s Storm crew from Dublin return to the Clyde next week as defending Scottish Series champions Photo: David O’Brien

With next week’s Scottish Series lifting the curtain on a six-week period of intense yacht racing on the Irish Sea, results from Loch Fyne will provid(...)

Saracens’ Darragh O’Mahony in action in the English Premiership in  2004. He played 142 times for the club. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

The greening of Saracens part one Saracens teams have included the great and the good of world rugby down through their history and that includes sev(...)

 Why is Mike Ashley still doing it? Is it really to plaster St James’ Park in Sports Direct logos? Is there not a simpler, less time-consuming form of advertising? Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Frank Brennan may not seem the obvious starting point for a match preview: Newcastle United host Arsenal in the Premier League this afternoon and Bren(...)

Naomi Klein: the commitment to perpetual growth is incompatible with planetary limits. Photograph: Getty Images

‘The climate crisis, by presenting the species with an existential crisis and putting us on a firm and unyielding science-based deadline, might just b(...)

John and Lynette Rodgers, from Holywood in Co Down. Photograph: Pacemaker Press/ Rodgers Family  John and Lynette Rodgers, from Holywood in Co Down. Photograph: Pacemaker Press/ Rodgers Family

The joint funerals of the honeymoon couple who were drowned while holidaying in South Africa is taking place today in the same church where they were (...)

The  HSBC  logo seen on a branch in  Switzerland. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

John Crossan (born 1945), a businessman based in Porthaw, Co Donegal, appears in the HSBC files, where he is described as a jeweller. The file indicat(...)

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