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Former Leinster player Noel Reid has joined Agen on a two-year deal. Photograph:  Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Traditionally Irish players have been willing to travel abroad in search of a career in professional rugby when denied options at home but the financi(...)

Peter O’Mahony  at a recent Munster training session ahead of the the restart of the Pro 14 season in August. Photograph: Inpho

Peter O’Mahony correctly declined to comment on Wednesday on the current ongoing wage discussions with the IRFU as he is on the board of Rugby Players(...)

Senior counsel and law lecturer Tom O’Malley was asked to carry out the study in August 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A report on the treatment of victims of sex crime which was commissioned in the aftermath of the 2018 Belfast rape trial is expected to be published i(...)

Iain Henderson and Rory Best arrive at Laganside Magistrates court in Belfast on January 31st, 2018  where Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were on trial accused of raping the same woman. Photograph:  Pacemaker

Rain fell on Iain Henderson and Rory Best as they walked into Laganside Magistrates Court. The incoming and outgoing captains of Ulster wore similarly(...)

Munster prop James Cronin was handed a ban that was so meaningless as to be cynical for an anti-doping violation. Photograph: Inpho

A lifetime ago the boss pointed towards Dublin airport and barked ‘go.’ The simple instruction demanded a degree of impudence. Ask Michelle Smith, who(...)

Detective Chief Paula Hilman will become the second PSNI officer to take up a senior role in the Garda when she takes up the post of assistant commissioner later this year. Photograph: Frank Miller

A serving PSNI officer has been appointed to one of the most senior positions in An Garda Síochána. Detective Chief Paula Hilman will become the seco(...)

Rory Best gets a send-off from fellow Irish players after his final game for Ireland at the Aviva Stadium, the World Cup warm-up against Wales in September 2019. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“It was another one of those nights and I went in to the local chicken shop, as you do,” Rory Best says as he remembers a drunken time long before he (...)

Tuohy earned 11 caps for Ireland. Photo: Inpho

Dan Tuohy has plenty to say but he’s not looking to settle scores. After expressing distaste for the direction professional rugby is heading in the 20(...)

 Rory Best (right) attended the Belfast rape trial with Ulster and Ireland teammate Iain Henderson: Pacemaker.

Former Ireland captain Rory Best has expressed regret for appearing at Belfast Crown Court on the first day the young woman gave evidence in the rape (...)

Ulster team manager Bryn Cunningham: ‘I came in around November 2014 and we had a very strong first XV on paper that year and in subsequent years but there wasn’t the depth below that.’ Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

It is March 2018, the Belfast rape trial is ongoing, when Ulster hosts a meeting with season ticket holders. The room is soaked in vitriol as supporte(...)

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