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Airbus warned of “severe disruption” to its UK production. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Airbus issued its strongest warning yet over the impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union, saying that a withdrawal without a deal on fut(...)

Jamie Heaslip lifts the Heineken Cup after the win over Leicester at Murrayfield in May 2009. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jamie Heaslip will walk on the pitch before Leinster v Saracens. “Mick Dawson told me this morning they are at just south of 50,000.” Imagine they b(...)

An employee selects a drill component on the Airbus A380 double-deck wide-body passenger jet assembly line. Airbus is considering job cuts on two of its major programmes, including the A380.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Airbus may need to stock up on the parts it needs to build wings at its UK plants to avoid the risk of delays to deliveries once Britain formally leav(...)

Plans to deliver more A350s  and A320-family planes presents “very large challenges”, Airbus has said. Photograph: iStock

The plane making arm of Airbus is sticking to targets for deliveries of its new A320neo and A350 jets in 2016, despite a slow start to the year caused(...)

Munster’s Dave O’Callaghan claims the ball during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

Scarlets 25 Munster 22 Munster let a 10-point lead slip as Steven Shingler’s last-gasp penalty condemned them to a first defeat of the season in the G(...)

Tom Williams of Harlequins is replaced as blood pours from his mouth during the infamous Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The famous tale from 2003 of the Gloucester gameplan left in a Limerick taxi always sounded too good to be true: the visitors’ strategy for a crucial (...)

 Jamie Heaslip should be one of the few survivor from when Harlqeuins and Leisnetr last met in 2009.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Leinster team won’t be selected until Friday. But of the 15 players who started against Harlequins in the 2009 ‘Bloodgate’ quarter-final, probably(...)

Vikings: the television series stars Gabriel Byrne and Travis Fimmel

It is a scene familiar from every primary-school history book. A horde of long-haired, sword-wielding, fearsome-looking foreign marauders run amok (...)

Dr Barry O’ Driscoll, a former IRB Medical Advisor, is one of the prime critics of the IRB protocols.

Both the Six Nations Championship and the Celtic Rugby Board, who govern the Pro12 League, have adopted the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) concuss(...)

Saracens, with Charlie Hodgson (centre) at 10, are a very controlled, regimented Premiership side. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Image Saracens, with Charlie Hodgson (centre) at 10, are a very controlled, regimented Premiership side.  Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Image

With so much unrest, globally in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and internationally, with the loss of Declan Kidney it’s hard to foc(...)

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