Leinster’s Rory O’Loughlin on the attack with Johnny Sexton in support against Bath at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster 42 Bath 15 The numbers are starting to stack up nicely for Leinster. When they welcome Toulouse in the penultimate round of the Champio(...)

Lisa O’Neill lives in Dublin  but her home county of  Cavan is inextricably linked to her music

It is notable that, when asked about her formative years, Irish folk musician Lisa O’Neill responds by saying that she accidentally poisoned herself w(...)

Lucia Joyce: Samuel Beckett kept a photograph of her in her silver fish costume. Photograph: Berenice Abbott/Getty

Lucia Joyce, born to James Joyce and Nora Barnacle in Trieste in 1907, has captured the imagination of many writers and artists as tragic muse. Film-m(...)

Rhys Patchell “started the Six Nations well, but found the step up against England a bit of a challenge”. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Rhys Patchell makes his first start for Wales since his uncomfortable evening at Twickenham in February when the swagger he had shown against Scotland(...)

Ulster operations director Bryn Cunningham

Ulster have said they cannot reveal the name of their next coach for another few weeks. In an unusual move on Saturday minutes after their match agai(...)

Ronan’s smoking like an incinerator and it’s obvious that there’s something on his mind. “Rosser,” he goes, “I need some muddy.” I’m like, “Money?” (...)

Dylan Hartley: missed Northampton’s last two matches after showing symptoms of concussion. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Dylan Hartley’s place on England’s tour of South Africa this summer is in question after Northampton admitted the national captain’s latest concussion(...)

Ireland players at the captain’s run in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Once more 2.15pm on a Saturday at Lansdowne Road is Six Nations time. But this will be different from a fortnight ago. The forecast is set fair and th(...)

Josh Adams of Worcester Warriors will make his Wales debut in their Six Nations meeting with Scotland on Saturday. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Worcester wing Josh Adams has been rewarded for his blistering Aviva Premiership form with a Wales Test match debut. Swansea-born Adams, the Premiers(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton leaves the field for a head injury assessment after suffering a knock against Exeter. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster’s clarification of what Joe Schmidt said at the RTÉ Awards last weekend throws Johnny Sexton and concussion back centre stage this week. The(...)

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