The IRFU pays each Ireland player a basic fee for making the Rugby World Cup 2015 squad (between €30,000 and €40,000). Photograph: Fotolia

Should New Zealand retain the Rugby World Cup each player would be due a NZD$150,000 (€87,000) bonus. Many unions competing in the World Cup carry (...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the field with concussion and a broken nose. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

At the height of the World Cup, World Rugby’s chief medical officer Martin Raftery has said that the laws of the game, particularly the tackle, may ha(...)

Jill Donoghue and Donal McAllister and their wedding party

Jill (29), a nurse from Mullingar, and builder Donal (33), from Castlewellan, met in 2009 when they lived next door to each other in the Melbourne (...)

The Government’s working group on third-level funding is due to report before the end of the year.

Getting students to pay for their college fees through contributions based on future earnings is more equitable and less open to abuse than other mean(...)

A file picture of  Chris Brown who seems set to be refused a visa to perform in Australia due to his history of domestic violence. Brown in 2009 pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters.

Australia intends to refuse a visa for US hip-hop artist Chris Brown, a government spokesman said on Sunday, following through on a threat made last (...)

Alice Paul: ‘Every morning I woke up wishing I was back in Ireland.’

I left Ireland 30 years ago this year with my husband and three little boys. We left because of the 1985 recession, and because my husband’s family in(...)

China’s food safety minister Bi Jing Quan with CEO of Bord Bia Aidan Cotter and Wicklow farmer Joe Hayden

Ireland is now the second-largest exporter of infant formula to China, jumping ahead of New Zealand for first time this year. According to figures fro(...)

Keith Earls hold on to possession for Ireland against Canada during the opening World Cup Pool D match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA.

Tougher tests await for sure, but the sight of so many Irish players looking in prime nick was encouraging. It was particularly heartening to behold t(...)

Kim Dotcom: US authorities say he and three co-accused cost film studios and record firms more than $500 million. Photograph: Reuters/Nigel Marple/Files

Nearly four years after police rappelled into his New Zealand mansion and cut him from a safe room, German tech entrepreneur and would-be hip-hop star(...)

Entrepreneur Danielle Ryan photographed at her offices - Roads. Photograph: Alan Betson

Between the Viking Splash chaos, the harried commuters and the throngs of students, all of life is here on Dublin’s Dame Street. Few would be aware of(...)