John Ryan

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A late 19th-century American advertisement for Cocaine Toothache Drops promises “Instantaneous Cure!” (Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

When cocaine was first lauded as an anaesthetic in the 1880s, its use as an ingredient in medicines and proprietary “tonics” quickly followed. And unt(...)

Andrew Porter and Jonny Sexton sharing a light-hearted moment during Ireland’s squad training session at Carton House. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The question remains as to how on earth Ireland follow that. An unbeaten November, a Grand Slam and a comeback series win Down Under was always goin(...)

Rob Kearney may return for the All Blacks test. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The main headlines from Carton House: Rob Kearney is under the supervision of the Ireland medical team. Conor Murray is not in camp, Dan Leavy is due (...)

Ireland’s Sean Cronin  celebrates with Rhys Ruddock, right, after scoring in their victory over  Italy on Saturday in  Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Time was when Ireland used to tango with Argentina on a fairly regular basis, so much so it prompted the former Ireland manager Brian O’Brien to liken(...)

 Owen Farrell in action for Saracens in their Champions Cup match at Allianz Park, London, on October 20th. Photograph:   Steven Paston/PA Wire

Enough is enough Is this the moment rugby finally eats itself? The dinner table has certainly been set. Recently, information leaked from Saracens t(...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony and coach Johann van Graan after the 10-10 draw with Exeter at Sandy Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sammy Arnold sustained a throat injury after playing only eight minutes as a replacement in Munster’s 10-10 draw with Exeter at Sandy Park. Arnold w(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander scores a try during the Heineken Champions Cup  match at Sandy park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Exeter Chiefs 10 Munster 10 Oh no, Joey. Old generals named O’Gara and Sexton will enjoy his late error, knowing it’s the only way to truly learn. Th(...)

Trilogy Technologies co-founder  Edel Creely said the Zinopy deal would be “transformational” for her company.

ICT managed services provider Trilogy Technologies Group has acquired cybersecurity and workspace virtualisation firm Zinopy Security. The deal, the (...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 match against Ospreys in Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 49 Ospreys 13 It took just 21 minutes for Joey Carbery to endear himself to Munster fans in his first Guinness Pro14 start at Musgrave Park o(...)

Tadhg Beirne is set to make his Munster debut on Friday night. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Jaco Taute makes a welcome return to the Munster team for Friday night’s Pro14 clash with Glasgow, after missing almost a year of action through injur(...)

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