Billie Eilish and Lizzo were among the big breakthrough acts in 2019, while we bade farewell to the likes of Ginger Bakerand Keith Flint, writes Ed Power
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019
This weekend’s test will have to be negotiated without two fly-halves and a trio of front-rowers.
Tue, 10 Dec, 2019
Johann van Graan is not sugar-coating the concern within Munster about Tyler Bleyendaal’s return to the sidelines with another neck injury.
Wed, 04 Dec, 2019
The prospect of Munster being without Joey Carbery for several weeks has underlined Johann van Graan’s assertion that to win trophies the province will need a squad deep in quality.
Thu, 07 Nov, 2019
Stephen Larkham earned himself a deserved reputation as one of the most stylish rugby players of his generation when representing Australia on 102 occasions.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2019
In early 2013, the website BitcoinTalk asked users to select a slogan for the embryonic cryptocurrency. The winner was ‘magic internet money’, with runners-up ‘in crypto we trust’ and ‘you asked for change, we gave you coins’.
Thu, 31 Oct, 2019
A mother of three has spoken of the immense pain she and her children have suffered since her husband was killed in a workplace accident last month.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2019
Tyler Murphy, 16, passed away yesterday in Co Wexford. Tyler's younger brother Leon also died from cancer five years ago.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2019
Johann van Graan has backed a “pumped” Joey Carbery to make a speedy return to the Ireland fold and book his place in Joe Schmidt’s 31-man World Cup squad for Japan next month.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2019
Wallabies legend Stephen Larkham wants to bring a more cutting edge to the Munster attack as he embarks on his new role as the province’s Senior Coach.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2019
Judy Hegarty Lovett is from Monkstown in Co Cork, and is co-artistic director of theatre company Gare St Lazare Ireland.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
Irish-made comedy drama Animals will draw obvious comparisons to shows such as Fleabag, writesWhen Tyler finds flatmate and fellow party animal Laura tied to her bedposts following another hedonistic night out, she has one simple question. “Girls are tied to beds for two reasons — sex and exorcisms. Which was it with you?”
Tue, 06 Aug, 2019
The annual showcase event for Irish cinema again offered some real gems, writes
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
Stereolab provided a reminder of their 1990s glory at Vicar Street in Dublin, writes
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
Munster and Ireland backs Joey Carbery and Keith Earls look set to return from injury to face Leinster in Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final following a positive fitness update from Johann van Graan.
Tue, 14 May, 2019
Center Parcs opens at Longford this summer.visits the Woburn Park resort near London to see what Irish families can expect.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2019
runs the rule over the Heineken Cup semi-finalists
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
Whether you are a Munster coach or a team-mate, Tyler Bleyendaal ticks plenty of boxes as one of the great readers of the game and those insights could well be vital against Saracens on Saturday.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
Munster boss Johann van Graan has backed Tyler Bleyendaal to step up to the challenge of facing Saracens in Europe in 11 days if his downbeat assessment of Joey Carbery’s fitness proves correct.
Tue, 09 Apr, 2019
With the kids at school on Monday, Jessica and I went walkabout to a spot intriguingly called Taylors Mistake. Apparently, a ship captain with a bottle of rum too many ran aground around Godley’s Head looking for Summer Bay.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2019
Conor Murray insists Munster will be in good hands with Tyler Bleyendaal at out-half against Saracens in this month’s European semi-final should Joey Carbery fail to prove his fitness in time.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2019
Conor Murray admits that there was a touch of the theatrical to Tadhg Beirne in Edinburgh last weekend.
Wed, 03 Apr, 2019
The province began training for the trip to Murrayfield on Monday, with their full squad reunited at their High Performance Centre in Limerick for the first time following Ireland’s Six Nations campaign
Mon, 25 Mar, 2019
Johann van Graan had bad news for the majority of Munster players who earned a bonus-point Guinness PRO14 victory over Zebre at Thomond Park on Saturday night, he had already decided on his starting line-up for this weekend’s European quarter-final trip to Edinburgh.
Sun, 24 Mar, 2019
Munster return to action this Saturday determined to reignite their push for a Guinness PRO14 home semi-final and leave behind a defeat last time out that threatens to cast a shadow over their campaign.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
Munster coach Johann van Graan believes that his squad’s recent contract extensions mean that Munster’s hand will be stronger than ever going into tomorrow’s extremely testing clash with the Scarlets in Llanelli and for the remainder of what promises to be an demanding programme of matches in the PRO14 and the European Champions Cup.
Fri, 01 Mar, 2019
Tyler Bleyendaal is confident the dark days of injury are behind him.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2019
Munster coach Johann van Graan praised stand-in captain Tyler Bleyendaal and his men for carving out a bonus point win at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein yesterday.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2018
There’s something about the 1930s that sets it apart in the history of hurling, writes
Fri, 17 Aug, 2018
Munster boss Johann van Graan says he is expecting to see less of Ireland’s frontline stars playing for their provinces this season as the national team steps up preparations for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2018
Munster legend Paul O’Connell wants the province to develop a production system to develop talent from grassroots and schools level and not rely on ‘short term fixes’.
Wed, 30 May, 2018
The Ireland star will remain with Ulster to take up a coaching role.
Mon, 28 May, 2018
His career as a water carrier brought to an ignominious end by the arrival of defence coach JP Ferreira, Tyler Bleyendaal must content himself with a return to the day job, delighted to be free of the neck injury which had left him such a frustrated figure on the Munster sidelines.
Wed, 28 Feb, 2018
Munster coach Johann van Graan is at a loss to understand why his side were able to reap a reasonable return from their away games in the European Champions Cup but are struggling to achieve any degree of consistency from their travels in the Guinness PRO14.
Wed, 21 Feb, 2018
After a year of turbulence and triumph for the Irish women’s team, skipper Katie McCabe is relishing the chance to make history in 2018.
Thu, 28 Dec, 2017
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Thu, 28 Dec, 2017
Sat, 14 Oct, 2017
A father and his three year old son drowned after becoming trapped in a ditch while using a short-cut into an estate, an inquest heard.
Tue, 19 Sep, 2017
Concert-goers and witnesses have described the chaos after "huge bomb-like bangs" went off in Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande gig.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
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Fri, 14 Apr, 2017