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Fine Gael senator Paudie Coffey (left) and Labour TD Alan Kelly are  pictured leaving the Four Courts on Thursday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Fine Gael senator has told the High Court that “for the rest of my life my name is garbage” as a result of a local newspaper article which compared (...)

Senator Paudie Coffey at the Four Courts on Wednesday for the second day of his High Court action against Iconic Newspapers, publishers of the ‘Kilkenny People’. Photograph: Collins Courts

When Crotty the Robber stood on the gallows in Waterford city in 1742, he probably assumed his courtroom days were behind him. He was wrong. And whe(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey is  pictured outside the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Fine Gael senator suing over a newspaper story which he says described him as a robber has told the High Court he was shocked and upset when he saw (...)

Ireland celebrate at the full-time whistle  after defeating England  at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham. The worst place to lose, but the best place to win. Come the full-time whistle this afternoon the ground will either be reverberating to S(...)

The family of Willie Duggan, including his son Willie, wife Ellen and daughter Monica, follow his coffin as his funeral cortege leaves St Mary’s Cathedral in Kilkenny after his funeral Mass on Thursday. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

A legend, a leader, a braveheart, a kind, loving and spiritual man - these were among the accolades used to describe Willie Duggan at his funeral Mass(...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

The coffin of Munster head coach Anthony Foley leaves St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe, Co Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Anthony Foley’s widow told the congregation at his funeral Mass she intends to make sure their two sons “grow up decent, solid men, full of integrity (...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony before the media at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

No matter what he goes through on a rugby pitch for the rest of his career, you hope and presume Peter O’Mahony will never have to endure anything re(...)

The death of Anthony Foley has shocked the public in much the same way as Cormac McAnallen’s did  12 years ago. Photograph: Inpho

It was impossible not to think of Cormac McAnallen this week. There are very few deaths in life where you can remember where you were and what you we(...)

Anthony Foley with his sister Rosie who also represented Ireland. Photo: Marie McCallan/Press 22

The first time I played against Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley was in 1989. I was at number eight for St Clement’s and Anthony was at number eight for St Munch(...)

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