A portrait of Lord Houghton wearing the insignia  by Walter Frederick Osborne, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London

Ceremonial jewels worn by the Viceroy of Ireland 120 years ago have been discovered in a duchess’s London bank vault and will be sold at auction on We(...)

Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.  Mr Clegg announced his resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats after a dismal election performance. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Election enthusiasts and social media users had barely settled into their seats on Thursday night when the arrival of exit poll projections dashed (...)

 Aer Lingus: results out tomorrow.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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TODAY Meetings: Global Law Summit (London, to Wed). Indicators: US existing home sales (Jan); UK CBI distributive trades survey (Jan); German IFO (Fe(...)

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New innovators: Yoga Matt

Yoga Matt is a new game designed to help children with attention deficit disorders improve their cognitive control and attention skills. It will be l(...)

Airline said John Hurley would be working closely with chief executive Michael O’Leary and its Labs team. Photograph: Alan Betson / Irish Times

Ryanair has announced the appointment of a new chief technology officer. John Hurley (39) will join the low cost airline on September 15th, departing (...)

One analyst asked why Simon Lee’s resignation as group chief executive had been accepted, but the scandal created such difficulties for RSA, his position was probably untenable

Blame it on the Paddies, seemed to be the message yesterday from UK-based insurer RSA about the mess at its Irish subsidiary that has put a £200 milli(...)

A handout photograph made available by the South African government showing widow of the late former South African President Nelson Mandela,  Graca Machel (right) paying her last respects to late former president Nelson Mandela as he  lies in state at the newly renamed Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre at  Union buildings in Pretoria.

The man behind me on the bus tapped me on the shoulder. “Excuse me,” he said. “Do you know the way to Union Buildings; are you going there?”Travelling(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Noel King has been appointed the interim manager of the senior side. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The FAI’s board has confirmed that Noel King will take temporary charge of the Republic of Ireland senior team with the current under-21 boss set to (...)

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been released from hospital. File photograh: Johnathan Evans/Reuters

Anti-apartheid leader and former South African president Nelson Mandela returned to his home today where he will continue to receive intensive care a(...)