Ardagh reported revenue of €1.3 billion for the second quarter, up 2 per cent on the €1.28 billion announced for the same quarter last year

The Ardagh Group, the Luxembourg-based packaging giant run by Paul Coulson, has announced a €51 million pretax profit for the six months ended June 30(...)

 Storm Uechtritz  in  Dublin.  “Sometimes in life it really helps to take a step back and try to understand that there are always two sides to a story.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish TimesTimes

RTÉ researchers shouldn’t wait too long to book Australian TV producer Storm Uechtritz, for the popular genealogical TV show Who Do You Think You Are?(...)

Barbarians’ Zane Kirchner touches down to score a try in the game against an Ireland XVat Thomond park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Barbarians 22 Ireland 21 The individual consequences will be more significant after Ireland slipped to a defeat at Thomond Park that will merely be a(...)

Munster’s Donnacha Ryan: with the World Cup looming the secondrow could benefit from playing for Emerging Ireland at the Tbilisi Cup in June. Photograph: Inbpho

As the World Cup looms ever closer representative playing outlets become a cherished commodity for those looking to impress Ireland coach Joe S(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton:  resigned to being out of action until at least February 14th, the day Ireland play France at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland will have to begin the defence of their Six Nations crown against Italy without Johnny Sexton, who is resigned to being out of action until F(...)

Alesana Tuilagi in action for Leicester Tigers versus Leinster’s Heineken Cup quarter final in 2011. The incident occured following the match.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Samoan rugby star Alesana Tuilagi has been spared a jail term and a criminal record after he pleaded guilty to a drink-fuelled attack on a man in Dubl(...)

England have dropped Owen Farrell for Saturday’s QBE International against Australia at Twickenham with Billy Twelvetrees selected in his place at inside centre. Photograph: David Davies/Pa

Owen Farrell has been an ever-present for England since the summer tour to South Africa two years ago with Lancaster’s steadfast belief in him as a “(...)

Monica Galetti, “the original mean girl”, returns to TV screens tonight on Masterchef: The Professionals. Photograph: Production/BBC/Shine TV.

“When I met Michel (Roux) as a young chef I thought he was just mean, but then I realised, if he’s hard on you it’s because he believes you can do bet(...)

Alesana Tuilagi celebrates after the Aviva Premiership Semi Final between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints at Welford Road in 2011. The 1.85m (6ft 1in) winger currently plays for the Newcastle Falcons rugby union team. Photograph: Photograph Stu Forster/Getty Images

Samoan rugby player Alesana Tuilagi, who has been charged with attacking a man in Dublin three years ago, has been given six weeks to decide how he wi(...)

Jarryd Hayne moving to American NFL from Australian rugby league. P{hotograph: Getty Images

Parramatta Eels fullback Jarryd Hayne sent shockwaves through Australian sport today when he announced he is quitting the world’s richest rugby leagu(...)