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 Lucy Burke with daughters Amelia (14) and Kitty (12), from Dublin, during their family visit to Barretstown. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the early 1990s the actor Paul Newman was trying to find a European site for his Serious Fun network of holiday camps for sick children. His friend(...)

Brothers Bryan, Dominic, Ross and James Foley, who are all heading to Croke Park to cheer on fellow Charleville man  Darragh Fitzgibbon as he lines out for Cork in the All Ireland senior hurling final against Limerick.

He was one of the Boys in Green but as he heads to Croke Park on Sunday, former Irish soccer national Dominic Foley (45) will be wearing his colours o(...)

Tadhg Furlong and Paul O’Connell in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up game against Wales at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Aviva stadium on August 29th, 2015 will always be a place in time that binds Tadhg Furlong and Paul O’Connell in the context of a rugby milestone.(...)

France’s Gregory Alldritt is tackled by Billy Burns of Ireland during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France are growing before our eyes but Ireland assisted the process. Ending a 10-year winless streak in Dublin removes another millstone from around t(...)

 England head coach Eddie Jones and scrum coach Matt Proudfoot. Photograph: PA

England head coach Eddie Jones is being forced to self-isolate for 10 days after his assistant Matt Proudfoot tested positive for coronavirus. Jones (...)

Tom Curry tackles James Lowe during England’s win over Ireland. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Seventeen years have now elapsed since England won their first – and so far only – Rugby World Cup on an unforgettable night in Sydney. All the social(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

England assistant coach John Mitchell says they are ready for whatever Ireland throw at them on Saturday at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

John Mitchell insists England must be ready for a fight to the end against Ireland in Saturday’s pivotal Autumn Nations Cup clash at Twickenham. Eddi(...)

Dion O’Cuinneagain (with headband) celebrates the Five Nations win over Wales at Twickenham in 1999 with Conor O’Shea, Victor Costello and Paddy Johns. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Allsport

Professional rugby, having turned 25 this week, remains at a perilous crossroads. The British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa in 2021 has never f(...)

Sam Underhill (left) and  Tom Curry warming up during the England captain’s run at Murrayfield. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Scotland v England Kick-off: 4.45pm. Venue: Murrayfield. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin at 4.15pm. On TV: Live on (...)

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