Jan 27, 2017

JRFU announces venues for Brave Blossoms' June test matches

Japan’s June tests against Romania and Ireland will be played at 2019 Rugby World Cup venues in Kumamoto, Shizuoka and Tokyo, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Friday. Japan host Romania on June 10 at Kumamoto’s Umakana-Yokana Stadium, which will be renamed Egao Kenko ...

Jan 25, 2017

Seekers of U.K. phone sex keep dialing Irish town in error

The citizens of Westport have a message for the sexually desperate of Ireland: Please, babe, let us sleep. Politicians and regulators say homes in the town in western Ireland are being besieged by nighttime callers seeking lines operated by a British porn site, Babe ...

Nov 11, 2016

Leprosy bacteria found in British isles red squirrels

Some red squirrels in Britain and Ireland are infected with the bacteria that causes leprosy in humans, though the risk of transmission to people is low, researchers said Thursday. Still, scientists were surprised to uncover signs of the infectious disease that ravaged Europe in ...

Nov 6, 2016

Ireland checking if Irish IS supporter involved in Mosul suicide attack

Ireland’s foreign ministry is investigating reports that an Irish citizen died in a suicide attack near the Iraqi city of Mosul, a spokesman said on Saturday. The Islamic State’s (IS) al-Jazeerah province in northern Iraq on Friday said Abu Usama al-Irelandi detonated an explosive-laden ...

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Nov 6, 2016

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Ireland stunned New Zealand 40-29 on Saturday to claim a historic first-ever win over the All Blacks and end the world champions’ record 18-match winning streak. In a breathtaking upset, Ireland outscored New Zealand five tries to four to seal its first win over ...

IOC executive Hickey arrested in Rio in ticketing probe

Aug 17, 2016

IOC executive Hickey arrested in Rio in ticketing probe

Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested International Olympic Committee executive member Patrick Hickey over alleged illegal sales of Rio Olympics tickets. Police said in a statement that Hickey, the 71-year-old head of the European Olympic Committees as well as the Irish national committee, was detained ...

Jul 29, 2016

Ireland plans for 'soft border' with U.K. after Brexit

Ireland is planning a system of electronic border surveillance that it hopes will prevent it having to erect physical barriers with Northern Ireland when Britain leaves the European Union, its customs service said on Thursday. The unexpected result of the June 23 referendum in ...