Tony Mangan at Machu Picchu in Peru

Friday afternoon, driving down the N11, trying to find the man who has run around the world. Because if Tony Mangan is for real he must be at least se(...)

Denis O’Brien: busy making appointments.

It’s appointments time in the world of Denis O’Brien. Hot on the heels of his nephew Emmett O’Neill taking the top job at Topaz, O’Brien’s forecourts (...)

Graziano Pelle of Italy celebrates after scoring against Malta at Ta’ Qali Stadium  in Valletta. Photograph:   Claudio Villa/Getty Images

The Netherlands’ poor start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign continued on Monday evening as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace earned Iceland a 2-0 victory (...)

Abbey executive chairman Charles Gallagher addresses the company’s AGM in Malahide, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cutting taxes and levies on newly-built homes will help ease the housing crisis that has developed in Dublin and other urban centres, according to th(...)

The Irish Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson: she has written to Pat McCrory to acknowledge receipt of his letter and has forwarded his correspondence to Ireland. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com

The governor of North Carolina Pat McCrory is the latest American politician to call on the Government to scrap its plans to introduce plain packagi(...)

Samples of standardised plain cigarette packaging. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Italy has objected to Ireland’s plain tobacco packaging proposals on the day of the deadline yesterday for European Union countries to lodge their con(...)

The ad for Tullamore Dew reached 5.6 million Facebook users

At the opening of its new €35 million Tullamore Distillery yesterday, Tullamore Dew’s global brand director Caspar MacRae referenced the brand’s adver(...)

Making it plain: cigarettes waiting to be packaged. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Eight European Union countries have lodged concerns about Ireland’s plain tobacco packaging proposals, with the deadline for objections ending today.(...)

 Georginio Wiljnaldum (centre) of Netherlands in action against Lukas Vacha (left) and Vladimir Darida of Czech Republic during the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match between Czech Republic and Netherlands in Prague last night. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

The Czech Republic snatched a last-gasp 2-1 victory over the Netherlands thanks to Vaclav Pilar’s added time goal after a dreadful mistake by Daryl J(...)

A Ukrainian soldier on a military vehicle in Kramatorsk, near Slaviansk, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Roman Pilipey

Members of Nato will supply arms to Kiev in its battle with separatist rebels, Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has said, while claiming the co(...)