Paddy O Brien

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Alain Rolland took charge of the 2014 Heineken Cup Final between Toulon and Saracens. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Alain Rolland is to step down as World Rugby’s high-performance 15s match officials’ manager after just over four years in the role. The Irish Times h(...)

“Just as the display of holy pictures in a house does not guarantee the inmates are leading lives of piety, so the display of literary iconography in bars does not imply a devotion to actual reading.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Among the latest non-events in this year of things that didn’t happen was Mylesday at Dublin’s Palace bar. An annual feature since 2011, it commemorat(...)

Damage done to the Donovan family grave at St Catherine’s Cemetery in Kilcully, Co Cork. Photograph: Laura Donovan

Families who have seen the graves of their loved ones vandalised in a Cork graveyard have called on Cork City Council to install CCTV cameras in the c(...)

Damage done to the Donovan family grave at St Catherine’s Cemetery in Kilcully, Co Cork. Photograph: Laura Donovan

Twenty four-hour security has been put in place at a cemetery in Cork after vandals knocked 20 headstones and damaged statues. Cork City Council said(...)

An aerial view of part of the Aran island of  Inis Mór. Residents of the island have called on the Government to take urgent action over the impending loss of the sole ferry link with Galway over the winter months. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Residents of the Aran island of Inis Mór have called on the Government to take urgent action over the impending loss of the sole ferry link with Galwa(...)

The Webb Ellis Cup with a 2015 rugby ball ahead of this month’s tournament. Photograph: Dave Rogers/Getty Images)

A - Diego Luis ALBANESE.  He was the Argentine wing whose try condemned Ireland to defeat in a World Cup quarter-final playoff match in the 19(...)

A file image of King John’s Castle in Limerick where anti water charge campaigners briefly flew a banner on Saturday afternoon.

A 2.5 metre ‘We Won’t Pay’ banner was unfurled from the 13th century King John’s Castle in Limerick on Saturday as part of the national day of action (...)

Memoirs, like memories, are subject to the usual vagaries of life. Often selective, romantic, self-aggrandising and sometimes downright fiction(...)