Listen up: Australian coach Michael Cheika lays down the law. Photo: Xavier Laine/Getty Images

“You don’t got to love me but you will respect me.” Tony Soprano to Christopher Moltisanti, in the doctor’s surgery after Jackie Jnr shot Furio in the(...)

Scrumhalf Will Genia at an Australia press conference in Killiney, Dublin. “The body feels good, the ankle feels good, I just need game time now.” Photograph: Inpho

Will Genia was the best scrumhalf in the world. A professional rugby player since the Queensland Reds pulled him and Quade Cooper from the under-19 wo(...)

Denis O’Brien in conversation with Reza Jafari of e-Development International, at the GETHealth, Global Education & Technology Health Summit, in Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Telecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien has challenged Google, Facebook and other internet companies to contribute to the cost of making broadband availab(...)

Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien: will have received nearly all of the dividend of $10 million paid by  the company in the first quarter.  Photograph: Swoan Parker/Reuters

Revenues at Denis O’Brien’s telecoms group Digicel, which has operations in the Caribbean, Central America and the south Pacific, were flat in the (...)

Thousands of protesters occupy a main street at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong. Photograph:  Reuters

Twirling a handful of yellow ribbons pressed into my hand to signify peace with Hong Kong’s protesters, and with eyes reddened by tear gas, I’m ponde(...)

Australia’s Conservative prime minister Tony Abbott won an election last September after campaigning on tough immigration policies, which have been criticised internationally but which polls show remain popular with voters. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA.

Australia will reintroduce a controversial temporary visa system to deal with a huge backlog of asylum seekers, its immigration minister said today, (...)

 Unhelpful welcome: refugees on the roof  of  Port Hedland   detention centre in Western Australia in the 1990s

Governments and communities trying to deal with the problem of refugees and asylum seekers should focus less on the minutiae of international laws an(...)

Denis O’Brien: This cable would . . . bring this last geographic frontier into the global information age. photograph: david sleator

Now that he owns, well, just about everything in business, Denis O’Brien is turning his mind to a growing number of ‘big picture’ issues. You could ge(...)

It may be one of the most sought after places to live judging by property prices but in terms of liveability Dublin comes way down the list.According (...)

Sri Lankan asylum seekers sent back by Australia hide their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate’s court in the southern port district of Galle, Sri Lanka, today. The 41 asylum seekers were handed over by Australia on Sunday. Photograph:
Reuters

The fate of a boatload of Tamil asylum seekers could be undecided for weeks as Australia’s High Court considers a legal challenge to Australia’s at(...)