Ryanair flew into the pandemic with a relatively strong balance sheet. Photograph: Eric Luke

How do you weigh up the annus covidius horribilis of 2020 in words that don’t have to be asterisked? It was a year when a virus inflicted a brutal en(...)

 Leinster’s Ryan Baird during the Champions Cup round two match against Northampton Saints: the standout memory will be the performance of the galloping all-action   Baird. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 35 Northampton 19 Halfway through the group stages and it’s not putting the cart before the horse to suggest that Leinster can realistically(...)

 A memorial for NFL legend Junior Seau in San Diego, California. File photograph: Getty Images

Cautionary tale Junior Seau was the epitome of an NFL linebacker. A 12-time Pro Bowler for the Chargers, the Dolphins and the Patriots, Seau is the c(...)

Bill Ribbans says the second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009 was the most brutal match he had ever seen. Photograph: Inpho

“It’s incredible that sports medicine has only been recognised the last 15 years,” Bill Ribbans says as he reflects on his four decades of work as an (...)

‘As shared e-scooters continue to be rolled out in cities across the world, they need to become smarter and safer – for the benefit of riders, pedestrians and cities’

Electric scooters could soon have similar sensor technology to that seen on high-end cars, thanks to a new partnership between Irish micromobility sta(...)

Wasps’ Jack Willis has been included in England’s squad for the autumn by Eddie Jones. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

George Ford is unavailable for England’s Six Nations finale against Italy on Saturday through injury but Jack Willis could win his first cap after he (...)

Sale’s  AJ Bell Stadium . Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Sale’s postponed Premiership match against Worcester has been officially called off after the Sharks received a significant number of further positive(...)

Jack Clement of Gloucester runs with the ball during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against  Harlequins at Kingsholm. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Eddie Jones’s autumn Test preparations are already being hit by the Covid-19 confusion which is threatening to cause fresh issues for club and country(...)

Greencore chief executive  Patrick Coveney said demand is improving in the UK. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Dublin-headquartered convenience food group Greencore said on Monday that it expects full-year revenues to fall by 14 per cent, as it pointed to an on(...)

Leinster hooker Rónan Kelleher has scored nine tries in his side’s 24-game unbeaten run, this effort coming against the Ospreys last October. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster will be trying to engineer a 25th successive victory when they face Ulster in the Pro14 final at the Aviva stadium on Saturday night. Their m(...)

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