Ireland U-20 players celebrate Cormac Foley’s try against England during the Six Nations victory  in Cork. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland, the Under-20 Six Nations Grand Slam champions, travel to Argentina for the Junior Rugby World Championship without four of their starting tea(...)

Ted Hill:   made his full England debut against Japan in the November internationals.  Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Pool A France: The defending world champions won the tournament on home soil last summer and there are a number of familiar faces including world pla(...)

Noel McNamara: has had to juggle his resources due to injuries to several of the  Ireland  Under-20 squad that claimed the Six Nations. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v England Under-20, CRAI Club, Santa Fe (7.30pm, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has handed(...)

Martin Moloney will miss the Under-20 World Championships in Argentina due to a knee injury. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

The Ireland under-20 squad has lost a further two players to injury ahead of the Junior Rugby World Championship in Argentina. Flanker Martin Moloney (...)

Ireland’s Scott Penny is among four Grand Slam winners to miss the World Championships. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Ireland Under-20 squad will be without outhalf Harry Byrne (hip flexor), flanker Scott Penny (shoulder), centre David Hawkshaw (ACL/MCL) and wing (...)

The Ireland U-20s have already beaten England, Scotland, Italy and France. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Wales v Ireland, Friday 7.05pm, Colwyn Bay 15 Jake Flannery Province: Munster Club: Shannon School: Rockwell College Age: 19 He plays his club rugby(...)

Ireland’s Conor Phillips and Cadan Murley of England challenge for the ball during the Under-20 Six Nations match at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 35 England Under-20 27 Ireland defied the odds and at times themselves to produce a stunning performance in victory over England at (...)

It’s three years since Hardy Bucks was last on TV, and a whole decade since the show became a YouTube sensation

The foul-mouthed phenomenon that is Hardy Bucks (RTE Two, Thursday, 10.35pm) returned to the small screens this week. It’s three years since Hardy Buc(...)

The Central Bank is stepping up its oversight of the sector as part of a wider international focus on so-called shadow banks

Investment funds based in Ireland will no longer have to hire Irish residents as directors under a central bank plan to improve oversight of one of t(...)