Geoff Barry and Ken Doyle of the  Royal British Legion were standard bearers during the Remembrance Sunday service at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The 1916 Rising had been commemorated in an “inclusive and sensitive way’’ when compared to events in 1966, Dr Houston McKelvey, honorary chaplain to (...)

Jockeys form a guard of honor during the funeral of jockey JT McNamara. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

National hunt jockeys formed a guard of honour for John Thomas McNamara at his funeral Friday as mourners remembered a “prince” of the sport. The for(...)

Terry Kennedy, son of former Ireland wing Terry. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On February 2nd, 1991, Rob Saunders, made his debut for Ireland, the first of 12 tests, captaining the team against France in a Five Nations Champions(...)

The remains of the late Justice Adrian Hardiman arriving at the Church of the Holy Name in Ranelagh today, accompanied by his wife Yvonne and family and other mourners. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

The funeral of Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman has taken place in Ranelagh, Dublin. President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina, and aide de ca(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien was among the coffin-bearers, as the remains of PJ Mara, the former government press secretary, were removed to St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

A Requiem Mass for Patrick Joseph (PJ) Mara, the former government press secretary and Fianna Fáil strategist, has taken place in Dublin. Former tao(...)

Heather Meldrum, Margaret Pointon and ex-Old Wesley rugby player John Meldrum in the old committee room at the RDS. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The late Ireland rugby international Moss Keane used to quip that the older he got, the better he was. The sentiment sat well on Tuesday in the old (...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will be seeking to fine-tune Ireland’s game plan in the weeks ahead. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Prior to the World Cup four years ago, Ireland would have traded four warm-up defeats for four wins in the pool stages, and that is exactly what trans(...)

Jonathan Sexton is tackled by England’s Owen Farrell. The Ireland outhalf has had better days with his decision making and kicking.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It was a suitably grey and grim Sunday morning in London, but as Gordon D’Arcy forecast the sun would shine again and it duly did so – brilliantly,(...)

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