A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
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Six Nations officials will meet in Paris on Monday to discuss the threat posed to the tournament by the spread of the coronavirus, but they are at the mercy of a situation that is entirely beyond their control.
Sat, 29 Feb, 2020
In the end, there was simply too much firepower for Munster to cope with. They had battled hard for 70 minutes, taking a 22-20 lead into the endgame and keeping hopes of another European miracle alive.
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020
Johann van Graan has rated fly-half JJ Hanrahan’s chances of facing Racing 92 on Sunday in Paris as 50/50 with the Munster boss preparing to decide between rookie Ben Healy and Rory Scannell as his starting number 10 in the absence of Joey Carbery.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2020
The High Court will decide later this month whether it will endorse a warrant seeking Ian Bailey’s extradition to France for the murder of filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
Ian Bailey still lives under the shadow of a crime he has never stood trial for here, but was found guilty of in absentia in France. He now writes verse to battle a fear of extradition he tells.
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
On a recent trip to Northern Ireland, I was blown away by the explosion of artisan food and drink producers.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2019
James Harrington Pool C quarter-final qualification was decided last weekend but, with reports of another Rugby World Cup mutiny in the French camp, it’s easy to forget there’s still one key match to play, assuming it does not fall victim to Typhoon Hagibis.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
More than 3,000 jobs in the Irish fishing industry could be on the line within months of a no deal Brexit, it has been warned.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
travelled to Val Thorens where, apart from the heart-stopping thrill of skiing, she really didn’t have to lift a finger, with plenty of time to relax
Thu, 26 Sep, 2019
Five Corkonians, five French farms, five days. What could possibly go wrong, wonders
Fri, 13 Sep, 2019
I come back from holiday — nothing fancy, no yachts or villas, just camping in France — to a rich guy with mad hair who seems to think he is in charge, having been elected by nobody beyond a few thousand people in his own party.
Sun, 01 Sep, 2019
The leaking last week of the classified UK government report on the impact of a no-deal Brexit, codenamed Yellowhammer, should, in a logical world, come as a wake-up call to the British establishment that’s championing Brexit and favouring the no-deal variety.
Thu, 22 Aug, 2019
Hate is just emotion, however distasteful the comment, whomever the target. It should not be prosecutable, unless it becomes incitement or violence, says
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
The 15-year-old’s body was identified by her family, hours after it was discovered following a large-scale search operation.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
“Does anyone want to be my friend?” roared my five year old as he walked into the playground at our French campsite on holidays.
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
It is reported several people are injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up in Tunisia.
Thu, 27 Jun, 2019
The Green Machine recorded their first ever win over Korea in a ranking competition to guarantee their place in next October’s Olympic qualifiers with a 4-2 win in the FIH Series semi-final in Le Touquet.
Sat, 22 Jun, 2019
When you smell a rat, it usually means something bad is going down
Tue, 28 May, 2019
A major new study warns that the natural world is deteriorating faster than ever as a direct result of human activity, putting the foundations of economies, health and well-being at risk.
Mon, 06 May, 2019
The Notre Dame fire has strengthened the argument in both economic and environmental terms of investing and looking after heritage buildings both here and abroad, writes.
Mon, 22 Apr, 2019
I live on the south coast of England, by the white cliffs. That’s roughly halfway between London and the French coast, were I a seagull.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
The beginning of Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations career could have been so much smoother.
Sat, 16 Mar, 2019
Leicester kept their slim Heineken Champions Cup hopes alive by securing a four-try bonus point in a thrilling 36-26 defeat to Racing 92 in Paris.
Sun, 09 Dec, 2018
It’s the fourth year of the European Broadband Awards, and once again, Ireland doesn’t figure among the five annual winners.
Thu, 22 Nov, 2018
Over the course of eight years and more than a century of appearances for his home province, Simon Zebo quickly realised European rugby was “everything” at Munster.
Thu, 18 Oct, 2018
I was recently informed by my German friend Horst, a long-term Irish-resident, that he’d noticed something very strange in the way of a seeming antipathy between the mussels and oysters, writes DamienEnright.
Mon, 01 Oct, 2018
The arrival of Simon Zebo and Paul O’Connell in Paris this summer may have grabbed most attention but another former Ireland international Donnacha Ryan is determined to make a mark in the French capital this season.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018
selects her top 10 long reads for older children in search of a good book.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2018
The Nenagh man accompanied co-coach Laurent Travers and captain Yannick Nyanga to yesterday’s media event and found himself facing 50% of the enquiries from the floor.
Sat, 12 May, 2018
Donnacha Ryan likes to lose himself in Paris when he isn’t doing his day job with Racing 92.
Sat, 12 May, 2018
In the Racing 92 training complex at Plessis-Robinson in Paris, there they were, writes
Fri, 11 May, 2018
Let the scramble begin.
Wed, 04 Apr, 2018
Ever since his youngest days at PBC, Musgrave Park has been a favourite venue for Simon Zebo.
Tue, 20 Feb, 2018
Josh van der Flier may have joined a growing band of brothers from the back row union in casualty, but CJ Stander is certain that Ireland’s resources in the department remain adequately stocked.
Tue, 06 Feb, 2018
Devastation is a strong word to use in a mere sporting context, but it is one Cian Healy opted for yesterday as he contemplated the three-week ban handed to him in December for an ugly incident in Leinster’s Dublin defeat of Exeter Chiefs.
Fri, 02 Feb, 2018
Ireland won't fear any repeat of the cheap shots shipped in the Stade de France two years ago when they return to the French capital for the first time since for this year’s Six Nations opener.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
A new cruise ferry named after W.B. Yeats has been launched in Germany.
Fri, 19 Jan, 2018
CJ Stander insists there will be plenty of plus points for Munster to take into Sunday’s must-win Champions Cup pool finale with Castres, despite defeat to Racing 92 in Paris.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2018
Racing’s vast resources are best illustrated by the options available to their management in the second row alone compared to Johann van Graan, writes
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
Ireland’s record in Paris means the squad will be on its guard when they travel there next month, but Sean O’Brien has no qualms about admitting that Joe Schmidt’s side should be winning in the Stade de France if they are to be the team they aspire to be.
Thu, 04 Jan, 2018
Munster left Paris last night disappointed at the lost opportunity to secure a place in the last eight but knowing their Champions Cup destiny is still in their own hands.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2017
Joey Carbery won’t be leaving Leinster anytime soon.
Fri, 08 Dec, 2017
Overcoming the challenging and intricate route of the Carbery Navigation Trial in Leap, west Cork, the Lissarda/Drinagh duo of Donal Healy/Denis O’Donovan (Toyota Starlet) took a hard earned victory.
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017