Aine Curran celebrates what proved to be her winning goal against Hermes in the Irish Senior Cup Final at the National  Hockey Stadium, Belfield, Dublin.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Elks 1 Hermes 0 Aine Curran’s delightful 30th-minute goal propelled the Ulster Elks to a maiden women’s Irish Senior Cup title at Belfield yes(...)

Ireland will be part of a ten-team tournament in Argentina with potentially six places available for Rio 2016 on the line.

The men’s national squad can look towards a short rest before the final qualification tournament in Argentina presents an opportunity to compete in th(...)

The Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The crowds that gathered on the steps of the Paris Opera yesterday morning for Stella McCartney’s winter show included star guests: her father Paul, W(...)

Rich colours: Dries Van Noten’s Paris show at the Hotel de Ville. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/ EPA

Paris fashion week opened with Irish designer Sharon Wauchob sharing the same day’s schedule on the busy calendar with Dries Van Noten and Rochas, (...)

Brian Williams moderating a presidential debate  in Florida  in January 2012. Williams said on Saturday he was stepping aside from daily news broadcasts for several days after admitting he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. Photograph: Chip Litherland/The New York Times

This was a bomb that had been ticking for a while. NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. T(...)

Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. LVMH soared in Paris trading after renewed demand for its biggest brand led to better-than-expected growth. Photo: Getty Images

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton soared in Paris trading after renewed demand for its biggest brand led to better-than-expected growth at its fashion (...)

Railway Union’s Sarah Hawkshaw: was on target in her club’s 3-0 victory over Old Alexandra. Photo: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

The opening to their Leinster title defence was flawless, UCD winning their first five games, scoring 28 goals and conceding just three. It’s all g(...)

Bank of Ireland climbed 2.21 per cent to 32.4 cents. Volumes were decent, with 292 million shares changing hands

Markets bounced back from an earlier slide as hydrocarbon and mining stocks regained some momentum following increases in oil and metals prices.Hopes(...)

François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

The current obsession with the cost of motor tax has resulted in  an oddly-skewed market

Let’s start with motor tax, shall we? We did mention, last week, that ignoring the cost of motor tax (or at least accepting that paying a little extra(...)