Rugby veteran O'Connell announces retirement

Feb 9, 2016

Rugby veteran O'Connell announces retirement

Paul O’Connell has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury before having the chance to end a glittering career with European champion Toulon, the former Ireland captain said on Tuesday. O’Connell, whose retirement from international rugby came sooner than he had hoped ...

Ireland's County Wicklow is a slice of heaven

Oct 31, 2015

Ireland's County Wicklow is a slice of heaven

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The road winds across the spine of the mountains, past a seemingly endless wilderness of heather-covered bogs, lakes, waterfalls, pine forests and trails. There is an eerie desolation to the beauty — lonely and lovely, no buildings or people, just bog cotton, heather and ...

Oct 30, 2015

Same-sex marriage bill signed into law in Ireland

Same-sex marriage was signed into law in Ireland on Thursday, five months after a historic referendum saw the traditionally Catholic nation become the world’s first country to vote for gay unions. In a brief statement, the president’s office said “The Presidential Commission today signed ...

Oct 14, 2015

Ireland's O'Brien banned for Rugby World Cup quarterfinal

Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien was suspended for one week for striking France’s Pascal Pape in the stomach and Scotland forwards Ross Ford and Jonny Gray were each suspended for three weeks for dangerous tackles on the last weekend of pool matches, ruling all three ...