Niall Gibbons of Tourism Ireland said ‘the warm welcome and the craic’ makes Dublin  such  a popular place with overseas visitors. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dublin has been voted the world’s second friendliest city by readers of Rough Guides, the popular travel guidebook series. This month, Rough Guides as(...)

The Indian summer is set to continue another 10 years for Ireland’s young cricketers after the announcement yesterday of a multi-million euro naming r(...)

Luke Marshall at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Luke Marshall has had his problems. Concussion followed by concussion along with Gordon D’Arcy’s refusal to go quietly into the international wildern(...)

South Africa’s Springboks Ruan Pienaar leaves the field during their Rugby Championship match against New Zealand’s All Blacks at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

The extent of the medial ligament damage to Ruan Pienaar’s knee, an injury sustained while playing for South Africa against New Zealand on Saturday w(...)

Ireland’s Alex Cusack: Clontarf all-rounder in an 18-man Ireland panel for month-long acclimatisation tour. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Phil Simmons will give Alex Cusack every chance of making his World Cup squad after naming the Clontarf all-rounder in an 18-man panel f(...)

The number of Irish people spending time in prison in Australia is increasing, with high alcohol intake often a feature of offences committed by emigrants, the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas (ICPO) has warned. Photograph: Getty images

The number of Irish people spending time in prison in Australia is increasing, with high alcohol intake often a feature of offences committed by emigr(...)

The 34th International Naturists Congress, Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, runs until Sunday. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The Irish tourist industry would be better able to woo the “buff pound” if there were more approved beaches for naturists and less uncertainty about t(...)

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug globally and its popularity is growing with young people

Young people who take cannabis regularly are over 60 per cent less likely to finish school or get a degree compared with those who have never used (...)

Ireland’s Luke Fitzgerald tackles Mils Muliaina of New Zealand during the Autumn International in 2008. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Even Mils Muliaina was blown away by New Zealand’s destruction of the Wallabies in Auckland a fortnight ago, and how the man who replaced him, Israel (...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton: aid Ireland would not be pushed into raising its corporate tax rate.

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton, who is this week leading a trade mission to Australia, has been accused by a tax lobby group of “hyp(...)