John Hayes

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Ireland players leave the pitch after their Six Nations defeat to Scotland at Murrayfield. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

What the hell is a good year in Irish rugby anymore? To a large degree, it’s in the eye of the beholder, and whether one is the half glass half full, (...)

 CJ Stander: turned down a  reported €840,000 a year salary in France to remain committed to Munster and Ireland. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

We saw a vision and “we lit the light of hope”. Sitting at home is a framed photo of 26 members of the 68th Cadet Class standing to attention, presen(...)

Leinster’s Shane Horgan scores a try in the 30-0 Magner’s League win over Munster in October 2009. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Former England coach Stuart Lancaster was talking this week about Munster’s win over Leicester at Welford Road and he said their result was of a great(...)

Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidtduring Ireland’s captain’s run ahead of their Test match against Argentina. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

James Ryan must show his leadership “presence” right from the start of his Test career, according to Ireland captain Rory Best. Powerful Leinster loc(...)

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek: “When we go up against Argentina we have to make sure everyone is dialled in, 100 per cent.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Greg Feek first came on board as the National Scrum Coach in 2014, he had already been working with the Leinster and Ireland squad for four seaso(...)

A spokeswoman for Press Up said there are no changes planned for the Elephant and Castle in the immediate term. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

One of Dublin’s most popular restaurants, the Elephant & Castle, has been acquired by Paddy McKillen jnr’s Press Up Entertainment Group for an und(...)

 Rebecca Taylor, Nadine Kelly and Katie Flaherty all from Ballinasloe, Co Galway having fun in the rain at the Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Tom Honan

Beneath the branded blimps at the 86th Ploughing Championships, 87,000 people are soaked by the rain. People wander around in ponchos and cowboy hats(...)

Adam Mangan, a 19-year-old college student, died instantly from head injuries. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A young Offaly rugby player was killed in a farm accident involving a trailer which had a design fault, an inquest has heard. The Health & Safety(...)

Ireland head coach Tom Tierney dejected after the defaet top France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Morale has never been so low. That is an achievement in itself by Ireland coach Tom Tierney. The ghosts of Lens 1999 seeped into the UCD Bowl last Thu(...)

British and Irish Lions Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Furlong preparing for the first Test against New Zealand. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It was only a year and a week ago, in Ireland’s second Test against South Africa in the Highveld of Johannesburg, that Tadhg Furlong was elevated to t(...)

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