Billy Dardis is ready to lead Ireland out at the Tokyo Olympics: ‘You go into every game wanting to win.’ File photograph: Inpho

When Billy Dardis found himself presented with a live microphone in the immediate aftermath of Irish rugby history in Monaco last month he wasn’t just(...)

John Boyne at home in his ‘ego room’, in Rathfarnham, south Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

From the table in the garden where we sit chatting, I have a good view of John Boyne’s “ego room” – the light-filled pale-green annexe to which he com(...)

The Irish Rugby 7’s squad. Back row, from left: Gavin Mullin, Adam Leavy, Jack Kelly, Harry McNulty, Terry Kennedy, Jordan Conroy, Bryan Mollen. Front row, from left, Hugo Lennox, Foster Horan, Billy Dardis, Mark Roche, Greg O’Shea and Ian Fitzpatrick. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Jordan Conroy Jordan Conroy. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile Age: 27 Position: Winger Club: Buccaneers The flying winger d(...)

John McClean, a former teacher and rugby coach, was sentenced to eight years in prison last February for the sexual abuse of 23 boys in Terenure College between 1973 and 1990. Photo: Collins Courts

You may have read this week that following a response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from The Irish Times, UCD said it did not hold any rec(...)

John McClean in 2001,when he was director of Rugby at UCD Rugby Club. File photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

University College Dublin has said it does not hold any records related to convicted child abuser John McClean, who worked as director of the universi(...)

John Boyne confirmed he recently made a statement to gardaí in relation to the alleged sexual abuse. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Author John Boyne has made a statement to the Garda alleging he was sexually abused by a former teacher in Terenure College in the 1980s. He contact(...)

John McClean (76)  arriving at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in February. Photograph: Laura Hutton

A further 20 men who claim they were abused by former Terenure College teacher and rugby coach John McClean have sought to take civil cases over the p(...)

John McClean (76)  was sentenced to eight years in prison last week over the sexual abuse of 23 boys in Terenure College between 1973 and 1990. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Convicted child abuser John McClean, who was a former teacher and rugby coach at Terenure College, held a position of “royalty” within schoolboy rugby(...)

John McClean:   sexually abused 23 boys from as young as 11-years-old.  Photograph: Collins Courts

“I am filled with zeal for the Lord God of Hosts.” Well, it doesn’t look like that from here. Feel free to be offended. Your prophet. Your words. The (...)

John McClean helped to create the UCD rugby scholarship scheme in 1997 despite being cut loose by Terenure College in 1996 after admitting to the sexual assault of a boy. File photograph: Inpho

Silence and indifference The rugby community in Leinster cannot wait this out. The spectre of John McClean will not be disappeared by “silence and in(...)

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