A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
It mightn’t have been a performance to set the pulses racing but Munster still got the new campaign off to a five-try, bonus point start by hammering the hapless Dragons - even without a dozen of their World Cup-tied players on duty in Japan.
Mon, 30 Sep, 2019
Though Robert Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, described his mentor, who has died aged 95 in Singapore, as “an icon of liberation” Mugabe was an African freedom fighter turned kleptocratic despot straight from central casting — maybe central casting at London’s Ealing Studios where tales of empire were gilded and offered as history rather than entertainment.
Sat, 07 Sep, 2019
Fifteen minutes after hanging up, Allister Coetzee rings back, eager to share one last thought.
Thu, 29 Aug, 2019
Ireland’s win over Italy at the weekend told us little about the eventual destination of the Webb Ellis trophy this year – for that you had to look to the other side of the world.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
Australia have the potential to cause yet another Rugby World Cup surprise later this year in Japan, according to former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
Rob Kearney has agreed a “nine-month extension” to his IRFU contract and will play with Leinster next season.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
The possibility of Ronan O'Gara being part of France's backroom team for the 2019 World Cup has increased with French Rugby Federation sources in Paris confirmed the Munster and Ireland legend was "under consideration."
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019
Irish photo-artist Jean Curran is causing a stir in the New York art world with her reworking of stills from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. She’s come a long way since her days on the newsbeat in Cork, writes
Fri, 11 Jan, 2019
Fri, 22 Jun, 2018
The perils of having a large extended family are becoming all too apparent to Bundee Aki as he tries to wrangle enough tickets for his Australia-based kinfolk to watch Ireland take on the Wallabies over the next three weeks.
Thu, 07 Jun, 2018
Ireland coach Noel McNamara said he has no doubt his U20s will regroup and have a crack at Georgia next Thursday despite falling to a second defeat in the World Rugby U20 Championship in France.
Mon, 04 Jun, 2018
"The inevitable moment has come knocking on my door and I've welcomed it in for a drink."
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
Just 27 months after his playing career was cut short, Felix Jones is developing quite the reputation as an innovative attack coach. Speculation of offers abound but Jones is keen to deflect the limelight and focus on adding more strings to Munster’s bow.
Sat, 20 Jan, 2018
Liberians are voting for their next president with former football star George Weah and the country’s vice president in a duel to replace Africa’s first female head of state.
Tue, 26 Dec, 2017
South Africa is expected to be awarded the right to host Rugby World Cup 2023 ahead of Ireland and France in London today.
Wed, 15 Nov, 2017
How times have changed. When Ireland toured South Africa back in 1998, it was clear the only player in the Irish squad the Springboks knew was Keith Wood, who had played a key role in the Lions test series win over our hosts the previous season.
Mon, 13 Nov, 2017
HERE’S the dilemma faced by finance ministers in Asia and Africa: They want to see their economies developing swiftly so that more people can be lifted by employment out of poverty, leading to the higher tax revenues that will pay for the improved public services that result in better health and living standards.
Sat, 21 Oct, 2017
Rassie Erasmus has defended his position in the midst of an apparent tug of war over the services of his touted replacement as Munster’s director of rugby.
Tue, 03 Oct, 2017
Europe needs to find a new way of working with Africa to prevent famines and other crises repeatedly occurring, Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said.
Wed, 27 Sep, 2017
France has placed finances above everything in a bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023 ahead of rivals Ireland and South Africa,.
Wed, 20 Sep, 2017
Leinster rugby have confirmed that Jamison Gibson-Park and Isa Nacewa have been denied entry to South Africa due to visa issues.
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
Brexit will more radically change Ireland's relationship with the UK than the 1916 Easter Rising and partition, an MEP said.
Sun, 20 Aug, 2017
Lawyers for the young model who claims Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe assaulted her in a Johannesburg hotel have said that her family has been approached with an offer of money to drop the allegation.
Thu, 17 Aug, 2017
Progress has been made but malaria remains a serious threat to the wellbeing of millions of Africans, writeand
Wed, 26 Apr, 2017
Fri, 10 Mar, 2017
Less than 10 years ago, South Africa looked on the cusp of a glorious period. Instead it is in danger of throwing it all away through misstep after misstep, writess.
Mon, 06 Mar, 2017
Mon, 05 Dec, 2016
Wales posted only a third victory over South Africa in 110 years as they ended their autumn Test series in winning fashion at the Principality Stadium.
Sat, 26 Nov, 2016
England are set to spring a selection surprise for Saturday’s autumn opener against South Africa by naming Elliot Daly at outside centre in place of Jonathan Joseph.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2016
Fri, 07 Oct, 2016
An incredible 14-man defensive stand added to some ice-cool kicking allowed Racing 92 and former Ireland icon Ronan O’Gara to secure their first Top 14 title in 26 years.
Sun, 26 Jun, 2016
He might not be the finished article quite yet but within the Ireland camp there is a strong feeling that Paddy Jackson is well on the way to proving himself a genuine rival for Johnny Sexton in the chase for the green number 10 jersey.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2016
Fri, 13 May, 2016
Wed, 04 May, 2016
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
Stand-off Duncan Weir hopes his stunning second-half burst against South Africa on Saturday will help seal his place in coach Vern Cotter’s plans as Scotland look to book their place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2015
Losses continued to mount last year at the ethical clothing company founded by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
The release of Oscar Pistorius from prison was put on hold yesterday by South Africa’s Department of Justice, which said his case must be reviewed again by a parole board, because he was approved to be moved to house arrest too early.
Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
South Africans must be patient with the pace of transformation in the country’s national rugby side and will not be asking for more black players at the World Cup, sports minister Fikile Mbalula said yesterday.
Wed, 12 Aug, 2015
Overseas charities were the biggest recipients of the €2.18m paid by offenders to the court poor box, according to figures compiled by the Courts Service.
Tue, 11 Aug, 2015
With many Africans denouncing the International Criminal Court as ‘white man’s justice’, the trial of Chad’s former dictator in Senegal on charges of crimes against humanity offers the continent a chance to show it can hold its leaders to account.
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
Musa Bility, president of the Liberia FA, has announced his intention to stand for the Fifa presidency.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2015