Cirque Du Soleil rehearsal Fanny, a member of the Chinese Poles act of Cirque du Soleil in rewhearsals at the O2   back in 2010.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / Irish Times

Founder Guy Laliberté has agreed to sell control of Cirque du Soleil, the world’s largest theatrical production company, for about $1.5 billion, the G(...)

The proposals from the Department of Finance included a recommendation that appeals should only be made to the High Court, and that appeals to the Circuit Court would no longer be allowed. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Controversial proposals by the Department of Finance to make tax appeal hearings open to the public for the first time have met strong resistance from(...)

Frank Hanly and Caroilin Callery at Strokestown Park prepare for Walking in the Footsteps of the Missing 1,490 – A Famine Emigrant’s Walk. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When Caroilin Callery was a teenager, her father Jim bought the 300-acre Strokestown estate in Co Roscommon from Olive Hales Pakenham.“It was as if th(...)

Destroyed armoured personal carriers in Shyrokino village, near the eastern city of Mariupol, Ukraine. Kiev has called for an International Criminal Court investigation into alleged war crimes in east Ukraine, including the shelling of Mariupol in January. Photograph: Anastasia Vlasova/EPA

Ukraine wants the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate all alleged recent war crimes in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Ukraine’s foreign min(...)

The first round of this year’s quota of popular Canadian working holiday permits will open to Irish citizens on Tuesday evening.

The first round of this year’s quota of popular Canadian working holiday permits were snapped up in 12 minutes on Tuesday night.They were expected to (...)

Demand for the IEC working holiday visas among Irish applicants has been high in recent years, with the first round snapped up in a record seven minutes last year, and the second round in half an hour.

The application process for the long-awaited first round of Canadian working holiday visas for 2015 will open to Irish people on Tuesday April 14th(...)

Emma Hughes: ‘I will be applying for my citizenship as soon as I am eligible. This is fantastic country to live in.’

Emma Hughes, a 29-year-old chemistry graduate from Belfast, became one of the first three applicants to be successfully granted permanent residency th(...)

U2 guitarist The Edge (David Evans) with his son, Levi

"Two summers ago, Bono spoke to me about drawings he had made of his father. He asked if they could be used to raise money for the Irish Hospice Fo(...)

Studio rat: Daniel Lanois. Photograph: Brad Barket/Getty/CBGB

Daniel Lanois is on the road again. He’s calling from a hotel in Seattle as his tour heads up the west coast of the United States and into his nati(...)

Fr Tony Flannery: will host the Catholic Church reform event. He has been forbidden by the Vatican to exercise his ministry as a priest following articles he wrote for the Redemptorists’ Reality magazine. Photograph: Alan Betson

A major international conference of Catholic Church reform movements will take place in Limerick next week. The International Network of Church Refor(...)