John O Driscoll

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Farmer Michael Forde at Corrin Mart, Fermoy, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

John O’Driscoll is bringing 10 cattle to the mart, hoping to make €1,000 or so for each of the 500kg animals he rears as a part-time farmer on his 50-(...)

 Morne Du Plessis leads out his team against the British Lions in 1980 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

No issue has divided or caused more controversy in rugby than apartheid, and specifically the sport’s links with South Africa and the Springboks while(...)

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont is seeking a second term, going against challenger  Agustín Pichot. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/Getty Images

Rugby, like all sports, is feeling utterly powerless right now as it waits to see how it might eventually one day be able to respond to the loosening (...)

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(...)

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont is being challenged by  vice-chairman Agustín Pichot in Sunday’s vote. Photograph:  Dave Rogers/World Rugby via Getty Images

There may be no more on-field rugby contests for the foreseeable future but a hugely significant match-up takes place on Sunday when the World Rugby C(...)

James Cronin in action for Munster in the Champions Cup game against Racing 92 at Thomond Park back in November. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sport Ireland will “review” the James Cronin doping violation decision before deciding if sufficient grounds exist to appeal the Munster prop’s one-mo(...)

Last Saturday, gardaí on a Covid-19 patrol in Kilmihil, Co Clare, caught a youth in possession of an unlicensed rifle.  Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Gangland criminals were attempting to move firearms and cocaine with a street value of €500,000 from one safehouse to another when they were caught by(...)

Agustin Pichot in action for Argentina against Ireland at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Argentine Revolt Agustín Pichot is rugby union’s best chance of becoming a truly global game. The former Argentinean scrumhalf is challenging the(...)

Up to €306 million worth of drugs has been seized off the coast of Spain. Photograph: iStock

Organised criminals are exploiting the coronavirus crisis to ship unprecedented amounts of drugs into the EU, the Irish head of Europe’s anti-drug tra(...)

Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy visits gardaí  operating a checkpoint at the entrance to Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Two of the Garda’s most senior officers will now stay on in duty past their planned retirement dates to help deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemi(...)

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