A school in the England has become the first to switch to selecting rugby teams based on weight and height rather than age in an effort to reduce injuries from collisions. Image: Thinkstock.

A school in the England has become the first to switch to selecting rugby teams based on weight and height rather than age in an effort to reduce inju(...)

Everyone has a ‘stuff limbo’ – that cupboard or corner filled with things we can’t bear to ditch. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q A little bit of me died reading about that woman from California who could fit the whole family’s domestic waste for a year inside a jam jar. She us(...)

Siptu has confirmed that C&C, producers of Bulmers, has indicated to it there is a possibility that staff could relocate to the company’s Clonmel, Co Tipperary, plant. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Bulmers cider-maker C&C has begun talks with Siptu over the group’s plan to close one of its Irish plants with the potential loss of 140 jobs. C&(...)

Magners cider at the Clonmel factory: C&C is to add 80 jobs at the Tipperary plant after cutting 144 at Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary, and Shepton Mallet in England

The loss of contracts with supermarket giant Dunnes Stores and another retailer are partly to blame for C&C’s decision to close a bottling plant (...)

C&C, the maker of Bulmers and Magners cider, is closing its water bottling facility in Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary, in which 140 people work, and a plant in Shepton Mallet, Somerset in England that employes a further 120 people.

Trade union Siptu is seeking an urgent meeting with drinks group C&C as it confirmed plans to shut a bottling plant with the loss of 140 jobs. Th(...)

Bulmers and Magners cider maker C&C wil shift production  to its base in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, where an extra 80 jobs are expected to be created. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Bulmers and Magners cider maker C&C plans to shut two of its plants with the loss of more than 260 jobs in a shake-up of the troubled business. C(...)

Roads cut through the site where EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station will be constructed in Bridgwater, southwest England. File photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping sealed a multibillion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that prime minister Davi(...)

 Chinese President Xi Jinping and China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan  with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth   and Prince Philip  view a display of Chinese items from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace. Photograph: Getty Images

The timing of the collapse of what’s left of Britain’s steel industry could hardly have been more ironic. As the queen welcomed Chinese president Xi (...)

James Stafford:  took over his family’s coal-importing business, transforming it into a major player in the coal market. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The businessman and art collector James Stafford, who has died aged 70, was a leading figure in the Irish business world in the 1970s and 1980s, who l(...)

File image from November 1992 of disgraced ex-bishop,  Peter Ball, who has admitted sexually assaulting young men. File photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

A former Church of England bishop who abused 18 young men over three decades has finally admitted his guilt after a last-ditch effort to throw out his(...)