A summer Six Nations: How it would work — and excite fans

Cardiff in August was a sight to behold. Walking along St Mary’s Street en route to the Millennium Stadium the city was soaked in sunshine and it prompted the blue-sky thinker within to wonder about the concept of a summer Six Nations.


Seven arrested in Spain over suspected links to Jihadi cell

Spanish police arrested seven suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to the Islamic State group and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids on Sunday in the eastern provinces of Valencia and Alicante, and in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta.


Credit ratings agency upgrades Ireland’s sovereign debt to ‘A’

Credit ratings agency Fitch last night upgraded Ireland’s sovereign debt to ‘A’ from its previous score of ‘A-’ and, in an overall rosy report which will be welcomed by the outgoing Coalition, warned about the risk of prolonged political uncertainty arising from a hung Dáil.


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Fashion & Beauty

Communion style for your daughterAnnmarie O'Connor

Food & Drink

Darina Allen: It's time for a pancake partyDarina Allen

Health & Life

Get up and go: Starting the morning right can have a great influence on your whole dayVicki Notaro

Home & Interiors

Séan Lynch explains the genesis of his artCarol O’Callaghan 


Seville will ignite the passionBrian Canty

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Movie Reviews: Strangerland, Trumbo, Dad’s Army Declan Burke


How to use the last of those lingering flower bulbsPeter Dowdall