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'My father used to beat me and my mother up for fun': A night on the streets with Dublin's rough sleepers
'You’re new to a team and all you’ve been is injured. It's tough to take, both physically and emotionally'
What has happened to Home Sweet Home (and the €190,000 that was donated)?
'We played the Dubliners against the country boys... I could see Brian Kerr thinking: S**t'
Analysis: Brothers Jordie and Beauden Barrett creating magic for the Canes
An award-winning story before bedtime: I Could Have Been a Dancer
An award-winning short story before bedtime: The Taking of Mrs Kennedy
'When I saw the tears in Busby's eyes, I realised the depth of their relationship and what George turned away'
'I didn’t have an Irish accent or the heritage the boys had, but I’ve got to say they were very welcoming'
Meet the team taking chronic rough sleepers off the streets of Dublin and giving them their own home
"I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t'''
Finding Ali Dia, Ireland's new hero Conor McGregor and all the week's best sportswriting
Ron Atkinson on the Desailly controversy, Paul McGrath and his best-ever signings
Pele's bodyguard in the 70s, the Baby Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting
Ciaran Clark the unsung hero of Ireland’s famous win in Austria
'Heat blankets, survival kits, hot-water bottles and layers upon layers of clothes'
Easing football addiction with marijuana, profound effects of glory and the week's best sportswriting
'It was proper turmoil. Every day you'd walk in and think, 'What's next?''
'How running saved me from addiction'
‘About 20% of all medals should have been stripped’ - The dark history of the Olympic Games
‘It’s the greatest athlete the world has ever seen and he’s refusing to go to the Olympics’
'Not much of a f***ing ambush': An oral history of the 2010 heave against Enda Kenny
Analysis: Paddy Jackson's performance the epitome of Ireland's defensive grit
How are football and mathematics linked?
Amazon's newest Kindle is promising a battery that will last for months
When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city
'I set out to be a journeyman pro on tour so I've overachieved by winning three Majors'
From a South African farm to captaining Munster: The rise of CJ Stander
'I'll always be proud of winning the Uefa Cup with Southend'
An audience with the Sultan to Olympic hell: Rolling back the years with Adrian O'Dwyer
'I needed a psychologist' - Packie Bonner on coping with anxiety ahead of the 94 World Cup
‘In football, the judgements are immediate and abusive, but they don’t know us’
Mike Tyson wanted to know what this ‘white mother**ker’ was doing in his house
Jim Crace interview: "I'm an un-tortured writer and that isn’t very sexy"
'It's the first time in professional rugby I found it and I found it in Munster'
Over 30 years ago, John Hinckley shot President Reagan. Now, he's almost a free man.
Analysis: Did Poland play a significant part in Ireland’s 2nd half improvement?
3 Must-Read Longreads: "Be there one day and the next, disappear"
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee