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(...)

Air Corps’  pilots from 1963 who flew the first Irish helicopters from France to Dublin, landing in Casement Aerodrome on the 26th November 1963. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Facebook page

The most decorated wing of the Defence Forces has marked five decades of active service with a now and then review of operations.More than 2,300 searc(...)

A model wears a Gucci double-breasted cashmere military coat. The brand has been attempting to attract wealthier shoppers by raising prices. Photograph: Gregory Vaughan/The New York Times

Kering SA, which owns the Gucci fashion label, fell the most in about six months after third-quarter revenue trailed estimates amid the weakest growth(...)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men’s 200m race during the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich. Photograph:   Michael Buholzer/Reuters

Usain Bolt has renewed his long-standing sponsorship deal with Puma, the sportswear company has announced.The world’s fastest man’s new contract will(...)