Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen still fascinates. Mary Leland surveys a new biography of the famous writer that reveals the financial struggles of the Austen family at the edges of Georgian gentility
To mark 100 years since Tom Crean embarked on one of the great feats of navigation, his descendants have decided to travel on the same epic journey, they tell Dan MacCarthy
On its centenary, Ryle Dwyer looks at an extraordinary rescue in the South Atlantic involving two Irishmen
How Shackleton and his crew of Irish, English, and Scots worked together was a million miles away from the events taking place at the same time in Dublin 1916, writes Patrick G O’Shea of the University of Maryland
A new book tells the story of the 23-foot open lifeboat that completed the greatest feat of
Dáithí O Sé presents the Rose of Tralee on RTÉ One on Monday and Tuesday.
Wanted:Three young volunteers to retrace a path taken by one of our nation’s greatest explorers.
Not content with having another shot at winning the Crabbie’s Grand National, Across The Bay’s localowners have even begun writing their own headlines.
US soldier Bradley Manning took the stand during his sentencing hearing for leaking classified material to WikiLeaks and apologised for hurting the United States and others.
This weekend marks the 75th anniversary of Tom Crean’s death. Ryle Dwyer examines his phenomenal feats that were long overlooked here
England hooker Dylan Hartley will find out today if his hopes of making the summer tour to South Africa are in jeopardy after being cited for allegedly biting an opponent.
England hooker Dylan Hartley could be hit with the second significant ban of his professional playing career.
Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris may see justice done for the bite he believes he received on his finger last Saturday after England hooker Dylan Hartley was cited last night for the alleged offence.
Joe Worsley has been forced to retire from the game with immediate effect due to a neck problem, his club Wasps have announced.
Joe Worsley is set to miss out on playing in his fourth Rugby World Cup after being cut from England's training squad.
BIG games, big clashes and a big prize at the end of it all — the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals look set to provide some classic contests right out of the top drawer of European action.
Hendre Fourie has replaced Joe Worsley in the England squad to play Italy in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations match at Twickenham after proving he has recovered from a calf strain.
WASPS coach Tony Hanks was left “supremely disappointed” after watching his side turned in a poor performance in the 20-10 Heineken Cup defeat in Glasgow.
WASPS director of rugby Tony Hanks was delighted with the pay-off for the hard work which ensured yesterday’s Heineken Cup clash with Newport Gwent Dragons went ahead.
TONY HANKS was beaming after Wasps completed their first Heineken Cup win in Pool Six with a bonus-point 38-26 victory over Glasgow.
WASPS head coach Tony Hanks was proud of his players after the London club came close to pulling off a shock victory at the reigning Heineken Cup champions.
MARTIN JOHNSON admitted England must become smarter after suffering a second-half collapse in yesterday’s 35-26 victory over the Barbarians.
IF Martin Johnson needed any reassurance the anguish of developing a new England team can ultimately be worth it, he need only listen to Marc Lievremont.
AN emotional Dan Parks has revealed how he and his Scotland team-mates were moved to tears as a stricken Thom Evans gave them a pre-match pep talk ahead of their Calcutta Cup draw with England.
ENGLAND manager Martin Johnson described his selection decision for Saturday’s Calcutta Cup showdown with Scotland as the toughest of his 18-month tenure.
Lewis Moody has been dropped for England’s Calcutta Cup game against Scotland on Saturday.
MARTIN JOHNSON’S bid to keep his management team in place for the Six Nations could be undermined after it emerged Mike Ford is being considered for the England rugby league head coach’s job.
NEW ZEALAND have named virtually their strongest side – including Richie McCaw and Dan Carter — for Saturday’s clash with England at Twickenham.
British and Irish Lions boss Ian McGeechan has made wholesale changes for Saturday's final Test against world champions South Africa.
MEDICAL student Jamie Roberts is ready to outsmart South Africa if they target him for special attention in today’s crunch second Test in Pretoria.
TOMMY BOWE won more than the man-of-the-match award in Durban on Saturday – he also cemented his place for Saturday’s first test against South Africa in Durban.
IAN MCGEECHAN might well have good cause to thank his Springbok rival Peter de Villiers for leaving out the Cheetahs’ back row man Heinrick Brussow from his 28-man squad to face the British & Irish Lions this month.
Ian McGeechan has underlined a commitment to select “what we see in front of us” for the British and Irish Lions’ Test series showdown against world champions South Africa.
MARTIN JOHNSON believes Joe Worsley has played himself firmly into the frame for Lions selection after a series of world-class performances for England.
England manager Martin Johnson has named an unchanged team to play Scotland in Saturday's Calcutta Cup showdown despite injury concerns over fly-half Toby Flood and flanker Joe Worsley.
Riki Flutey has challenged England to put together the complete performance when Scotland travel to London this weekend after their devastating first-half show against France.
ENGLAND romped to their most emphatic victory over France since the glory days of 2003 as Martin Johnson’s under-fire side enjoyed a staggering return to form at Twickenham.
England 34 France 10
Ireland backs coach Alan Gaffney expects his RBS 6 Nations title-chasers will have more space to manoeuvre against Scotland than in their defence-dominated win over England.
Mike Ford warned England will have to be “a step ahead” of Ireland if they are to win in Dublin for the first time since 2003.
ANDREW SHERIDAN has been urged to underline his Lions credentials with another “colossal” performance when England lock horns with Ireland at Croke Park.
Andrew Sheridan has been urged to underline his Lions credentials with another “colossal” performance when England lock horns with Ireland at Croke Park.
Martin Johnson last night challenged England’s underdogs to prove they have the bite and snarl to tame Wales in their own back yard this weekend.
Joe Worsley will make his first start for England since the group stages of the 2007 World Cup after being selected at open-side flanker for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations game against Wales.
SARACENS’ director of rugby Alan Gaffney admitted his players’ faces were as pink as their shirts after the 40-29 defeat to Wasps that kept Ian McGeechan’s men on track for the Premiership play-offs.
Joe Worsley has been named in England’s 31-man training squad ahead of the RBS 6 Nations Championship clash against tournament favourites France next Saturday.
Wasps 25 Leeds Carnegie 17
MARK CUETO has reflected on the moment England’s dream of making World Cup history drifted into oblivion, claiming: “It was 100% a try.”
Mark Cueto has reflected on the moment England’s dream of making World Cup history drifted into oblivion, claiming: “It was 100% a try.”
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