CityJet  company has placed a firm order for 15 craft with an option for a further 10.

Irish airline CityJet is set to sign a €900 million deal for up to 25 new Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft as it moves ahead with plans to ren(...)

A French army Rafale fighter before taking off from a base in The Gulf for Syria as part of France’s Operation Chammal launched in September 2015 in support of the US-led coalition against Islamic State. Photograph: AFP

If the French government targets French jihadis in Syria with Mirage 2000 bombers, is it extra-judiciary killing or legitimate self-defence? On Monday(...)

James O’Connor “I came to the Reds with the intention of playing my best football in my home state and looking for a fresh start but I’ve struggled with some personal matters.”

Troubled Australian utility back James O’Connor looks to have ended his rugby career in his homeland after he was released from his contract with the (...)

Irish MEP Mairéad McGuinness, who sits on the European Parliament’s Environment and Public Health Committee. “To allow one member state to ban the use of animal feed containing GM ingredients in their territory would disadvantage farmers and seriously disrupt the livestock sector,” she said. Photograph: Alan Betson

MEPs have rejected proposals that would allow EU member states to control or restrict the use of genetically-modified food or feed in their territory,(...)

Volkswagen Group UK managing director Paul Willis addressing the British government’s Transport Select Committee hearing

Questions remain over tax implications from the Volkswagen emissions scandal as the German car giant’s cheating software looks set to result in a new(...)

The Irish are more resilient to perceived threats, with many of us returning to Egypt over and over again despite many terrorist attacks

As we come to terms with how the world has changed in the past year it’s time to think where is still safe to go for winter sun holidays? The shift(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini with Luxembourg’s foreign minister Jean Asselborn at the  Luxembourg meeting: she suggested  the EU could play a lead role in political negotiations to  end the civil war. Photograph: John Thys/AFP /Getty Images 1:38

Russia’s military operations in Syria and attacks on the Syrian opposition are “of deep concern” and must cease immediately, the European Union said o(...)

Sean O’Brien has been cited for ‘foul play’ against France last weekend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien and Argentina centre Marcelo Bosch have been cited for foul play ahead of their World Cup quarter-final meeting, tourname(...)

NetSuite CEO Zack Nelson: announced several important new  customers, including WH Smith and Prêt à Manger

The first indication of NetSuite’s intentions came in September, when it quietly posted a job advertisement for an Ireland-based EU data centre manage(...)

Gareth Bale celebrates qualifying for next summer’s European Championships in France. Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

Gareth Bale has put Wales’ qualification for Euro 2016 on the same level as winning the Champions League with Real Madrid. Wales ended their 58-yea(...)