Rachel Healy and her husband Simon Doran getting married on a beach in Mexico.

‘Christmas is everything I miss about Ireland all rolled into one week’ Luke Cutliffe 30, recruitment consultant, Sydney “I am just about to(...)

Copenhagen, Denmark. The country is number one on Forbes list.

Ireland has slipped from first to fourth in Forbes’ annual rankings of the best country in the world to do business. Denmark takes the number one slot(...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion breaks free to score his sides opening try against Leinster at the Showgrounds last September. Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Over the next fortnight Irish rugby’s internecine rivalries won’t be for the squeamish as provincial bloodletting is disputed ferociously, in pursuit(...)

Broods: Evergreen

Much of the attention garnered by New Zealand siblings Caleb and Georgia Nott’s debut album is to do with the presence of Joel Little, the pro(...)

Against the backdrop of Edward Snowden’s revelations of the UK’s GCHQ mass data-harvesting from cables linking Ireland to Britain and North America, t(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

IDA Ireland has been expanding its overseas offices, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has said.“Although IDA Ireland does (...)

New Zealand Police said a ‘visitor from Ireland’ had been stopped on a highway on the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island on Sunday with his kayak strapped sideways to the roof. Photograph: New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police have apologised to “any persons of Irish descent” after mistakenly assuming a man whose kayak was tied sideways to the roof of h(...)

  New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen poses after announcing his re-signing as coach. Photograph:  Mark Tantrum/Getty Images

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has signed a contract extension until 2017, ensuring he will remain in charge of the national side until after the Brit(...)

Samples of standardised or plain packaging of tobacco products.

Ireland has maintained its position for a second year as the 18th best country for protecting property rights in the globe according to the influenti(...)

The general consensus in schools is ‘no supplements allowed’ but the temptation remains for those unlikely to experience this level of competition again. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

“Everyone has a personal gold medal. That might be just making the First XV of your high school rugby team. “These drugs are rife – you can get(...)