James O Connor

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New Zealander Maa Nonu in action for Toulon against Agen at the weekend: what Toulon are doing, while amazing to watch, is concocted in Mourad Boudjellal’s office. Photograph: Bertrand langlois/AFP

With the big picture barely sketched by Leo Cullen and Girvan Dempsey, a trip to Toulon is hardly the time for experimentation. This calls for an accu(...)

New Zealand’s Ma’a Nonu during his debut for Toulon against Agen. Photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

Ma’a Nonu’s debut for Toulon commandeered the headlines in a 53-23 home victory over Agen in the French Top 14 Championship. The double World Cup win(...)

“I fancy if Gilroy was Argentinian or Australian he would likely be a star with 30-plus caps.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Following on from the past two weeks, a thought has struck me. In London I watched the third-place playoff in the Sydney Arms where a passionate Ir(...)

A man who made “a holy show of himself” while drunk in the middle of a Co Kerry village has been fined €100. Kenmare District Court was told Padraig (...)

Drivers are like “fish in a barrel” for speed cameras on a road in Co Kerry,  Killarney District Court was told.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A Kerry driver was caught speeding four times in a month on the same stretch of road between Killarney and Dingle, where drivers are like “fish in a b(...)

Rear view: Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe with RSA chief Moyagh Murdock at Dublin Port in June to lobby cyclists and HGV driverrs over “Blind Spot” on trucks. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has criticised some district court judges for imposing “unduly lenient” penalties on bus and truck companies and drive(...)

Matt Giteau returned to the Wallaby fold when Michael Cheika took command. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/Afp Photo/Getty Images

Until Michael Cheika forced through The Giteau Rule one of rugby’s last little big men saw this World Cup as nothing more than a tidy earner. “I thoug(...)

James O’Connor “I came to the Reds with the intention of playing my best football in my home state and looking for a fresh start but I’ve struggled with some personal matters.”

Troubled Australian utility back James O’Connor looks to have ended his rugby career in his homeland after he was released from his contract with the (...)

Dero’s Coach Tours, of Killarney, Co Kerry, has been convicted on five charges.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A coach tour company in Killarney has been convicted on five charges, including failing to provide tachograph records. Dero’s Coach Tours Ltd, of Main(...)

Mircosoft’s offices in Sandyford, Co Dublin. The technology giant has replaced Google as the top exporter in Ireland.

Microsoft has replaced Google as the top exporter in Ireland, after growing its export turnover by 21 per cent from €15 billion in 2014 to €18.2 billi(...)

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