Cian Healy underwent disc surgery towards the end of last season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The IRFU have refused to comment on reports that Irish loosehead prop Cian Healy is struggling to be fit for the Rugby World Cup. The 27-year-old ha(...)

Anti-water charge protesters outside the Irish Water head office in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

(...) able to raise funds independently on international markets from banks and bond investors. EU rules It(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton TD and Taoiseach and Fine Gael: the country’s deficit and debt levels will now be a little higher than foreseen. Photograph:

(...) consideration, given Ireland’s lack of access to the international debt markets, which frown on high deficits(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan being questioned about  Irish Water at the launch of Activate Capital. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) troika of international lenders by the outgoing Fianna Fáil-led government in November 2010, although the(...)

US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

(...) the gains made in the ’90,” said Muthoni Wanyeki, regional director of Amnesty International. “Many(...)

Kurds protest outside the Turkish embassy in Paris. The Turkish military confirmed on Tuesday it had used jets to target Kurdish rebels. Photograph: EPA 1:21

(...) the security of Nato countries and to international stability and prosperity”. The meeting, which was(...)

International Piano Festival at the Hugh Lane Gallery on Saturday, may well have felt at times that he was in(...)

Former France captain Michel Platini has been Uefa president since 2007. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

(...) days that he will stand for the presidency of Fifa, a source close to the former France international(...)

London skyline: property in the city is among the most expensive in the world. Strong property law and looser restrictions on foreign buyers than some other international locations make it an attractive place to bury cash in assets that will hold their value. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA

(...) restrictions on foreign buyers than some other international locations, makes it an attractive place to bury(...)

(...) the first announcement of films for the Toronto International Film Festival. There are rarely many(...)