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Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will be joined by three external trustees on the board of the organisation. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is planning a massive expansion of its annual giving as the world’s largest private philanthropic organisation(...)

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(...)

James Cronin in action for Munster against Racing 92 at Thomond Park during last November’s Champions Cup game. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

To paraphrase Hunter Thompson ‘We had just finished the warm-up when the prednisolone began to take hold.’ Time to play. Pain free. Where had we hea(...)

Ireland Women’s rugby coach Adam Griggs. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Adam Griggs is obliged to ignore the constraints and instead focus on how he can remotely manage the Ireland Women’s rugby team at a time when coronav(...)

 Juliet Short in action for Leinster: the player has been included in the Ireland team for the November Test matches. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Just a few years ago Juliet Short was told she would never play rugby again when a spine injury threatened her career. She moved to Brazil to coach bu(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne may well win a first cap during Ireland’s three-Test series in Australia. Photograph: Inpho

Ciarán Fitzgerald, Keith Wood and Brian O’Driscoll have many things in common from a rugby perspective but perhaps the least well known is that they a(...)

 Diarmuid Barron, Caelan Doris and Matthew Agnew at the announcement of the  squad for the U-20 World Cup in France at Spencer Dock in Dublin yesterday. Inpho: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A new captain, five uncapped players, a coaching team trimmed by one and injuries to a couple of key players represent an overview of the challenges f(...)

 Paul O’Connell has been working in an advisory role with the Munster academy. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell has been confirmed as an assistant coach with this year’s Ireland Under-20 squad. O’Connell, who retired in 201(...)

The Ireland women’s rugby team were singularly unimpressed by the IRFU announcement of a six-month part-time coach.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“The successful delivery of the Women’s Rugby World Cup is of huge importance for the future growth of the game in Ireland.” – Kevin Potts, head of Ir(...)

 “Legacy” wristbands:  Players are insistent that the World Cup, hosted in UCD and Belfast, showed the importance of filling the currently vacant position with a highly qualified, full-time professional coach. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

The “legacy” wristband campaign, protesting the IRFU’s “lack of respect and ambition” for the women’s game in Ireland, took place on Sunday across all(...)

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