Europe’s most famous opera festival takes place in Verona, Italy, from June 19th to August 25th

Chipping Campden Music Festival (May 10th-23rd) Two weeks of quality choral and orchestral music in perhaps the most perfect setting in Britain, (...)

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure: qualified for today’s single sculls semi-final at the World Cup Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.  Photo: Harry How/Getty

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure overcame early difficulties in her heat to qualify for today’s semi-finals of the women’s single sculls at the World Cup Reg(...)

 Paul O’Donovan: favoured for the men’s senior single title.  Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ireland crews take on competitors at the very peak of the global sport on the first day of the final World Cup Regatta in Lucerne today, while at the (...)

 People gather to watch the boat races at the Henley Royal Regatta   in Henley-on-Thames, England.  Photograph: by Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Quarter-finals’ day at Henley Royal Regatta brought an end to the Irish challenge. Dave Neale and Eimantas Grigalius of Three Castles had to give way(...)

“Euros would be useless as a currency, and I had forgotten to furnish myself with a supply of coloured beads.” Photograph: Switzerland Tourism/swiss-image.ch

I thought John Cleese summed up mountaineering rather well in a Monty Python sketch. “Kilimanjaro can be a pretty tricky climb, you know,” he said. “I(...)

Richard Coakley (bow) with his brother Eugene  (stroke).

Sam McKeown, who topped the rankings of on-the-water rowers at the Irish Indoor Championships last weekend, is set to be back on the ergometer tomorro(...)

Ken Doyle of e-commerce company Luzern Solutions which received funds in 2003 and now employs 50 people. Photograph: Alan Betson

Every year, Enterprise Ireland spends millions of taxpayers’ money investing in companies it believes could be significant contributors to the economy(...)

Pajtim Kasami of Fulham celebrates his goal with manager Martin Jol  at the Stadium of Light. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has ordered his players to uncover a nasty streak as they seek to bounce back from their opening-day disappointment aga(...)

Milani Laura and Elisabetta Scancassani of Italy celebrate winning the the final A in the lightweight women’s double scull at the World Rowing Cup III on Lucerne Rotses last month. Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

Two Ireland teams this week pick up the baton handed over by the Ireland U-23 team. The Ireland women’s eight race tonight in Lucerne in Switzerland i(...)

A file picture of Swiss billionaire Marc Rich receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv in May, 2007. Photograph: Gil Cohen/Reuters.

Marc Rich, known as the father of modern oil trading and founder of the group that became Glencore Xstrata, has died at the age of 78, the head of his(...)