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Scotland winger Sean Maitland  is tackled by  Samoa’s wing Ed Fidow leading to a penalty try and a second yellow card for Fidow during the Pool A clash at the Kobe Misaki Stadium. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

Scotland 34 Samoa 0 Scotland huffed and puffed in the clammy heat of the Kobe Stadium to get the bonus point win they so badly needed, although they (...)

 Referee Nic Berry shows a red card to John Quill of  the USA following the Irishman’s   high tackle on England’s Owen Farrell during the World Cup clash in Kolbe. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The Misaki Stadium had long become a sauna by the time Owen Farrell took possession off the ball right in front of the England goalposts on Thursday n(...)

Dubliner Jack Cane at at Nunobiki Falls, in Kobe, Japan.

Jack Cane, originally from Dublin, has lived in Japan six years, with more than four of those years in Kobe. He has worked as a teacher and writer. Ca(...)

High waves triggered by Typhoon Jebi are seen at a fishing port in Aki, Kochi Prefecture, western Japan. Photograph: Reuters

Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancelled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday,(...)

There was a dress for an eight-year-old with a price tag of £5,050 – and no, that is not a misprint. Photograph: Istock

I’ve rarely felt as adrift from my comfort zone as I did last week when I found myself wandering slack-jawed through the gilded halls of Harrods in th(...)

Racing 92 will be without New Zealander Dan Carter in the Champions Cup final. Photograph: Getty Images

Dan Carter has been ruled out of Saturday’s Champions Cup final due to a hamstring injury. Rémi Talès replaces him on the Racing 92 bench for their (...)

 The Goring: its Royal Suite is where Kate Middleton stayed the night before her wedding to Prince William

“And do let us know if there is anything I can do for you,” says my personal footman, after introducing me to my room for the night. “We want to spoil(...)

Lionel Messi of Barcelona wearing a Statsports vest

News that a small Newry-headquartered firm had scored a massive deal with the governing body for soccer in the US may have astounded many. However, it(...)

There was no crying at my funeral and I was glad of it. It made me proud to see how bravely my mother bade farewell to her youngest boy. My sister, Ay(...)

Sister and brother Carolyn and Ronan: “She grasps how vital it is to not take anything for granted and she keeps running towards life, approaching adversity with hope. I aspire to be the same way”

When I was a child, I struggled to breathe. My asthma was severe and, occasionally, I had to be hospitalised, like the time I was on the verge of a co(...)

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