It is understood that Bank of Ireland’s cheque clearing volumes on the island of Ireland have roughly halved in the past five years to 240,000 paper items per day.

(...) island of Ireland have roughly halved in the past five years to 240,000 paper items per day. Staff will(...)

Fat Boy Slim on the main stage during the Electric Picnic Festival in  Stradbally Co Laois in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

(...) five stages from Friday May 29th to Sunday May 31st .Berlin house legends Booka Shade return to the(...)

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch attending a pre-Super Bowl media appearance so he wouldn’t get fined. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

(...) mandatory session, which he abruptly cut off after about five minutes.For a player who maintains an intense(...)

Rory McIlroy has described his upcoming cort date as ‘tedious’ and ‘nasty’. (Photograph: ARIM SAHIBKARIM SAHIB/Getty Images)

Tuesday. The hearing, which would be expected to take a number of weeks, is reckoned potentially to be(...)

Allowing pharmacists to treat minor patient ailments could save the health service money, take the pressure off overworked GPs and improve the general health of the population, a healthcare seminar has been told

Allowing pharmacists to treat minor patient ailments could save the health service money, take the(...)

Rory McIlroy is due in Dublin Commercial Court next week against his former management company Horizon.(Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

(...) on McIlroy’s off-course earnings alone during a five-year stretch. McIlroy took serious umbrage to a(...)

(...) a bit of a guide based on what we’ve learned over the last five and a half years to how to do(...)

Stan Wawrinka  celebrates after defeating Kei Nishikori to progress to the semi-finals of the Australian Open. (Photograph: REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

(...)-year-old Swiss’ first win over a top-five player since he beat Roger Federer in Monte Carlo last year(...)

Willie Mullins’ Black Hercules is lined-up for the Listed Irish Stallion Owners Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

(...) runner-up to Douvan in the Moscow Flyer, over three miles in a Cork Grade 3 last month.Mullins has five(...)

 Li Ka-shing: a week before his interest in O2 was revealed, his Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate added to its portfolio of UK holdings with a £2.5 billion takeover of Eversholt Rail.  Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

(...) expected to take several weeks. Money will not be a problem for billionaire Li – one of the richest men in(...)