Dublin duo Michael Fitzsimons and Cian O’Sullivan keep Kerry’s Tommy Walsh under wraps during the Allianz Football League Division One game at Croke Park. Photograph:  Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Kerry 0-14 In the end it turned out much as expected. Dublin, with a stronger selection and more energy, confirmed the trend of recent me(...)

Mario Draghi in Davos: the European Central Bank president’s remarks helped to buoy markets on Thursday and the trend continued to the end of the business week. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Stocks continued their rebound on growing investor confidence triggered by indications from EU banking chief Mario Draghi that more support for the m(...)

Dublin minor Tom Fox is one of the driving forces behind St. Benildus excellent run so far. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster post-primary senior football Championship Name of school: Sc. Mhuire Clane Coaches: Aidan Dunne, William Mulhall Captain: Robbie Philips (...)

Aiming high: Brian Cody of St Kieran’s College and JP Treacy of CBS Kilkenny during the GAA All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Croke Cup final in Nowlan Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

School sports are big business. When parents choose where to send their children, schools with a reputation for sporting prowess will catch their att(...)

Vitamin C is something we could all do with at this time of year. If you’re feeling a bit dull and grey, using vitamin C in your skincare can really (...)

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The court is acutely aware of its own limited enforcement powers and is hesitant to find violations in cases touching on deeply contested moral issues. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

On Monday, the Northern Ireland High Court ruled that abortion laws in Northern Ireland violate the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by fail(...)

COP21: Ireland has the advantage of exploiting renewable energy and not producing fossil fuels. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

There are no jobs on a dead planet. David Begg, former general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions summarised things neatly when (...)

Greenman specialises in buying Fachmarktzentrum, German neighbourhood shopping centres that are usually anchored by a food retailer such as Lidl

Greenman Investments, a Dublin-headquartered property investment firm and asset manager, has paid German investors €26.4 million for a retail centre a(...)

Kingspan shares increased nearly 5% to €23.35 on the back of positive quarterly numbers and a full-year profit forecast of €250m

World equity indexes fell and oil prices weakened on yesterday as disappointing trade data in China stoked further concerns over weakening global grow(...)

Apple shares were higher  after it posted a strong earnings report, driven by iPhone sales. Shares of Apple gained 2.5 per cent in New York. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

US and European stocks rose on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision, which investors hoped would clarify the central bank’s rate hike p(...)