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Canadian businessman Jack Kachkar. File photograph: Philippe Laurenson/Reuters

A Canadian businessman who was restricted from operating as a company director in the State following the collapse of a business in Roscrea, Co Tipper(...)

If the proposed redevelopment of the Sportsground is approved its maximum capacity would double in size to 12,000. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When historians come to write about Connacht Rugby in decades, or even longer, from now, they’ll assuredly cite the late 2010s as a major crossroads i(...)

John Feehan also oversaw  four successful British & Irish Lions tours. Photograph: Getty

John Feehan has stepped down from his role as chief executive of Six Nations and the British & Irish Lions after 16 years at the helm of both rugb(...)

Only one offer to sponsor the Six Nations  is currently on the table, and it is significantly less than the €12.4 million received from RBS in 2017. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Economic uncertainty caused by Brexit has plunged the Six Nations into crisis as their six-year, €113 million sponsorship plans have been scuppered. (...)

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(...)

Munster’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus: initial reports suggesting he would return to South Africa in a capacity as director of rugby surfaced in April. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Munster’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus invoked a release clause in his contract last spring notifying the province and the IRFU of an intention to(...)

The IRFU have issued a warning to the provinces to improve their finances. Photograph: Inpho

The IRFU have warned the Irish provinces they will not continue to plug the gaps in their finances. With the provinces looking at further budget def(...)

Leinster and Ireland’s loss was Wasps’ gain when Martin Moore left for pastures new. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Sopranos opened an episode once with Frank Sinatra crooning It Was A Very Good Year as Tony and the crew emptied a brown paper bag of cash on the(...)

New Zealand scrumhalf Sid Going gets in his kick despite the attentions of Ireland’s Sean Lynch and Fergus Slattery during the 1973 game which ended  10-10. Photograph:   Dermot O’Shea

So 1973 revisited, before it gets neatly filed away in history. Finally.   Be it three Novembers or 43 winters past, victory over The All Blac(...)

The former Leinster, Connacht and Ulster scrumhalf Cillian Willis is suing his former club Sale Sharks for “clinical negligence”.

Rugby players and the IRFU are finding it more difficult to buy insurance as premium costs have begun to soar because of concussion. As insurance com(...)

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