Former Ireland rugby player Trevor Ringland has been appointed as a special envoy to the United States. Photograph: Michael Caulfield/Getty Images

Former Ireland rugby player Trevor Ringland has been appointed as a special envoy for Northern Ireland to the United States. The solicitor and commu(...)

Béibhinn Parsons  with her award after being named Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Women’s Player of The Year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Garry Ringrose has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of The Year in recognition of excellent form throughout the 2019-20 s(...)

Phil Coulter’s Ireland’s Call has earned a kind of begrudging acceptance over  the years through the absence of an alternative. Photograph: Jayne Russell/Inpho

On Syokaun-Dori Avenue, about a half-hour train ride away from Tokyo Stadium where Johnny Sexton, on Friday, went through the captain’s run under heav(...)

The Ireland team huddle as they listen to the Rose of Tralee in 1987. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

The late Con Houlihan, a son of Castle Island – he insisted on that spelling – came up with many wonderful lines during his time as Ireland’s premier (...)

Michael Kiernan celebrates the drop goal that sealed victory over England and a Triple Crown for Ireland in 1985. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland kick-start their preparations for the World Cup in the first of four warm-up games today as they seek to boldly go where no Irish team has eve(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Porter, Jonathan Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and James Ryan celebrate victory over the All Blacks in 2018. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“It just wouldn’t happen today,” Willie John McBride says on a rainy morning at home in Ballyclare as he explains the vast differences between the gle(...)

John West, former Ireland rugby international Trevor Ringland and John McNally in Holywood. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The upmarket homes and gated estates of the Belfast professionals who live in north Co Down leave the town of Holywood open to gentle jibes about Nort(...)

Ulster Unionist Assembly member Mike Nesbitt, former Ireland international Trevor Ringland and Rev John Dunlop. File photographs: The Irish Times/Inpho

A “civic unionism” group of more than 100 people from various sections of Northern Irish society has challenged what it says is a nationalist assumpti(...)

“You do this every year, Ross. You build Christmas up in your head to be this major thing and it never lives up to your expectations.”

So – yeah, no – I shout up the stairs to my daughter. I’m like, “Honor, come on, we’re going to write to Santa Claus!” because I’m an actual sucker fo(...)

Trevor Ringland, a solicitor, former Irish rugby international and member of the British-Irish Association, says the EU has ‘replaced a sense of threat from other European nations with a sense of interdependence’.

Over the coming weeks the ‘Brexit’ debate will tease out the merits or otherwise of the UK remaining in the European Union. Whether the decision is to(...)

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