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(...)

Dortmund’s charismatic manager Juergen Klopp with his players in front of the Südtribune prior to their Champions League clash with Arsenal.

Once you’ve been to a certain number of football stadiums they begin to blur into each other, but something about the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund bre(...)

Paul O’Connell, Rob Kearney and Tommy Bowe in Ireland’s new home and alternate kits. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Canterbury and the IRFU unveiled the new home and alternate kits that the Irish team will wear for the next six years, beginning with the Guinness Ser(...)

 Costa Rican jerseys much sought after at World Cup. Photograph: Mast Irham/Epa

Costa Rica have been a World Cup revelation, reaching the quarter-finals for the first time and their success has proved an unexpected bonus for Lott(...)

Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung sticks a protest sign in support of a strike by workers of Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings in Dongguan, during International Labour Day in Hong Kong on May 1st, 2014.

China is often discounted lately as a basic manufacturing centre. Some say it’s become too expensive or too high-tech or that everyone is now making t(...)

Tualupe Faletau of Wales will be bound to make an impact when he comes on for  the Dragons against Connacht at Rodney Parade tomorrow. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

It’s going to be very difficult to put money behind Connacht for the remainder of this season. Having admirably c(...)

Connaught House on Burlington Road where the offices of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) formerly Anglo Irish Bank were located. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

IBRC, the former Anglo Irish Bank, internally valued its UK loan portfolio at between €883 million and €568 million more than it was sold for l(...)

The sale of a portfolio of IBRC loans with a par value of €7.3 billion was completed yesterday by KPMG, the special liq(...)

Pictured at the Carton House announcement of the new deal between Canterbury and the IRFU were  IRFU president Pat Fitzgerald, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and  Canterbury chief executive Chris Stephenson. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Irish Rugby Football Union have signed a six-year multi-million euro deal with clothing brand Canterbury to become its official supplier.Canterbur(...)

 Sam Rainsy (centre left), president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), and his vice president Kem Sokha (centre right), visit injured workers at a hospital in Phnom Penh today. Photograph: EPA

Four people have reportedly been killed after Cambodian military police opened fire with assault rifles today against stone-throwing garment factory w(...)