Ireland’s men’s hockey team will play at the Olympics for the first time since 1908 next year. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Craig Fulton says that finally dealing with the “hurt” of missing on London 2012 played a pivotal part in building the mental resolve of(...)

Ireland’s men have qualified for the Rio Olympic Games. Pictured above is Alan Sothern celebrating scoring a goal against   Argentina in a match played earlier this month. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s men are on the Road to Rio 2016 as they received the favour they required from the other side of the world to have their ticket stamped afte(...)

Nestle products. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates as price increases offset weak sales of (...)

The Maracana stadium in the backround, framed by one of Rio de Janeiro’s notorious favelas. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Name a famous Brazilian. No, grow up. Not that kind of Brazilian: someone world-famous from that vast melting pot of humanity at the other side of the(...)

We are not all that good at understanding how power works – we usually reduce it to a grossly simplified model whereby certain people are in power and(...)

A man walks through a Nissan showroom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. The company has announced a worldwide recall of 841,000 vehicles. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters.

Nissan is to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide including its Micra model as a result of a steering wheel glitch, the company said today. (...)

Sales at Nestl€, the world’s largest food company, rose 4.3 per cent to 21.9 billion Swiss francs (€18 billion). Photograph: Keystone/Fabrice Coffrini

Nestlé’s first-quarter sales growth undershot rival Danone’s after some retailers in Asia cut inventories back to match poor demand, and the de(...)