Scotland and Republic managers both look one more defeat away from the sack
Ministers are investigating a proposal to outsource the production of wind power to Ireland.
Sylvain Guintoli finished in first and second places in the two races of the Dutch round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen yesterday.
Your hunger and passion will only see you through the opening exchanges
Man-for-man marking from the Six Nations match at the Stade de France in Paris
France 17 Ireland 17
London Wasps 18 London Irish 13: Youngsters' efforts and boot of Robinson edge former champions further from the drop zone
Irish captain wary of his own team's errors but warns France he expects to triumph in Paris
Rory McIlroy won the battle but lost the war. Having shot down Lee Westwood in yesterday's morning's World Match Play semi-final grudge match, McIlroy got held up and ambushed 2&1 in the desert by Hunter Mahan in the final.
Man-for-man marking from the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin
Paul O'Connell, the Ireland captain, is champing at the bit to get back into the action against Italy in Dublin today, and says his side's enforced three-week lay-off nearly drove him crazy.
Stoke have appealed against Rory Delap's red card in yesterday's FA Cup win over Crawley.
The novice chasers who did look the part last season have largely failed to do so since entering open company. Yet the one who finally made the grade, at Leopardstown yesterday, failed to get round in three of his first four steeplechases. For all that Quel Esprit did not beat a vintage field in the Hennessy Gold Cup, then, he may yet continue to confound expectations.
Returning centre is only change for Irish side who could make worst start to Six Nations for 14 years
Tackling The Issues
Paul O'Connell admits Ireland's failings during their RBS 6 Nations opener against Wales offer a blueprint on how to lose to France.