Toulouse head coach Ugo Mola at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Toulouse head coach Ugo Mola was gracious in defeat, acknowledging that his team were well beaten in their Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Leinster(...)

James Lowe in action for Leinster against Munster during the  United Rugby Championship match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The players and supporters of Clondalkin rugby club will have enjoyed James Lowe’s two tries against Munster having watched ‘one of their own’ produce(...)

Polestar 2: the fastback saloon  has just gone on sale in Ireland – is so obviously a Volvo

Launching a new brand is never easy, but then again Polestar is not actually a new brand. In fact, it can trace its origins back to 1996, when it was (...)

James Humphreys of Ireland at the IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/©Inpho

Stuart Lancaster, Gregor Townsend, Trevor Brennan, David Humphreys, Émile Ntamack, Bryan Redpath, and Zinzan Brooke are just some of the famous former(...)

Rory Best is to take up a coaching role with Seattle Seawolves. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rory Best is to make is first foray into coaching with the Seattle Seawolves in America’s Major League Rugby. The former Ulster and Ireland captain is(...)

Richie Murphy has been named the new Ireland under-20 head coach for the next two seasons. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Richie Murphy has been named as the new Ireland under-20 head coach for the next two seasons, taking over from Kieran Campbell, who is to leave his ro(...)

Kieran Campbell has stepped down from his role as Ulster Academy manager and Ireland under-20 coach. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Kieran Campbell’s decision to step down as Ulster Academy manager and also as the Ireland Under-20 coach to take up an appointment, reported to be wit(...)

Robbie Henshaw making his Ireland debut against the USA at the  BBVA Stadium in Houston, Texas in June 2013. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer the Ireland rugby team is scheduled to tour the Pacific Islands taking in Test matches against Tonga and Fiji. As things stand those inter(...)

A total of 105 children, deemed at risk of ongoing significant harm, were on Cork’s child protection notification system (CPNS) at the time of the inspection. File photograph: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/iStock

“Unacceptable” delays, “very poor quality planning” and “poor risk management” resulted in “very poor” child protection services to some of the most a(...)

Cormac Izuchukwu  crossed for five tries and was a standout player at the RugbyX tournament in the O2 Arena, London, in October 2019. File photograph: Stella Pictures

Orthodox is overrated, just ask Cormac Izuchukwu. A pathway from schools and clubs is commonplace for aspirants looking to gain a foothold in professi(...)

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