Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: airline  ended the day 1 per cent down at €12.55. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

European shares rose to a one-month high on Friday after making their biggest weekly gain since January as mining stocks gained and hopes grew that (...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar who said the HSE would be abolished over the term of the next government. Photograph: Collins

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is to be dismantled in the term of the next government, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said on Saturday. He also(...)

Georgia’s flanker Giorgi Tkhilaishvili  scores his try against Tonga  Photograph: Getty Images

Georgia 17 Tonga 10 Former Irish scrumhalf Michael Bradley shared Joe Schmidt’s experience on Saturday when Georgia beat Tonga 17-10 in their opening (...)

Munster’s Doug Howlett is tackled by Scott Waldrom of New Zealand in their 2008 match: “I don’t think I felt more alive in a match.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Every wannabe David, with understandable trepidation, is already lining himself up against a rugby Goliath. New Zealand against Namibia. Australia (...)

‘With its rotting fairytale castle, a duckpond featuring miniature boats full of refugees, a princess in a chariot crash being bombarded by paparazzi (above), and frowning staff, Dismaland is the latest in Banksy’s wry anti-establishment commentary battering his five favourite Cs: capitalism, conflict, conservatism, consumerism and celebrity.’ Photograph: REUTERS/Toby Melville 2:03

Over in Weston-Super-Mare, the artist Banksy has created a large installation in the form of a “bemusement park”. With its rotting fairytale castle, a(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly is unable to prevent Philly McMahon of Dublin scoring his side’s second goal during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho 2:07

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Dublin banished a week of controversy and the demons that took them to the brink of defeat last week with a barnstorming finish (...)

A screen shows the final tally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, yesterday.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year yesterday and commodities got another kicking, as more alarming data from China sent(...)

A Royal Irish Fusilier at Gallipoli in 1915 attempts to draw the fire of a Turkish sniper to reveal his position. Photograph: Getty Images

On August 15th, 1915, the 10th (Irish) Division attacked a mountain called Kiretch Tepe Sirt which overlooked Suvla Bay, where they had landed a we(...)

Seventeen food safety enforcement orders were issued against various premises in July, the third highest number ever distributed in one month during t(...)

A Royal Irish Fusilier at Gallipoli in 1915 attempts to draw the fire of a Turkish sniper to reveal his position. Photograph: Getty

One hundred years ago today the 10th (Irish) Division landed at Suvla Bay in Gallipoli. Its 17,000 men were mostly volunteers who had signed up at (...)