Devin Toner: “It’s brilliant obviously when you have the confidence of the coaches, it’s really good for your own self-confidence.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Devin Toner will never be taken by his durable achievements.   “I have, to quote Liam Neeson, ‘a certain set of skills’ that I know do well for (...)

Luke McMenamin of Castleknock College is stopped in his tracks by a tackle from Blackrock College’s Harry Donnelly during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Senior Cup round one game at Donnybrook Stadium. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Blackrock College 46 Castleknock College 20 It took a powerhouse final quarter for Blackrock to finally subdue courageous Castleknock in the Leinster(...)

A still image from a video purporting to show a fight outside a pub in Donnybrook in Dublin on Monday evening. Gardaí were called to the scene  but no arrests were made.

Rugby school past pupils have been urged to show “respect, friendship and sportsmanship” following a fight which broke out after the Terenure College (...)

Thomas Farrell: has been in impressive form for Connacht this season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There mightn’t have been many tears shed when the IRFU opted not to participate in the Tbilisi Cup after the 2015 tournament or decided that there was(...)

Barbara Ennis, principal of Alexandra College in Dublin 6: “Parents have a choice and they want to invest in their children’s education.”  Photograph: David Sleator

Not so long ago, many private schools were facing falling student numbers, government funding cuts and an uncertain future. Several private schools o(...)

Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of  Belvedere College, UCD and the  Leinster academy and also played for  Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster completed the sleeves-rolled-up win in Sandy Park last Sunday which reaffirmed their status as European Champions Cup contenders, 18 of (...)

The main square in Chapelizod. The area feels more like Co Dublin than the city. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Chapelizod has the very unusual distinction of being a Dublin village that is located on both the north and south sides of the river Liffey. Located 7(...)

The Dublin City Marathon route. Illustration: Neil Manifold

The annual SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 29th. As more than 20,000 hardy souls plod the 26.2 miles around Dublin city (...)

Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave has died aged 97. Mr Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour coalition Government which ended 16 years (...)

Once the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, Co Meath is a pretty special place. With lush landscapes of rolling pastures, plus good transport links to(...)

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