Former Fine Gael leader John Bruton: “The 1916 leaders explicitly took the opposite side in this war to their fellow Irishmen in the trenches.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

John Bruton last night repeated his strong reservations about the commemoration of the 1916 Rising, opening up clear differences with the Taoiseach a(...)

Dubai Celts vs Qatar GAA in the men’s football final at the Asian Gaelic Games in Kuala Lumpur last year

Ireland is considered among the top five countries in the world for “diaspora engagement”, but what does this mean in practice? The Global Diaspora(...)

Lynda Bellingham, who has died aged 66, played many roles during her five-decade professional career, but became synonymous with one. “Being a mum mak(...)

 Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes  drives during practice ahead of the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas  in Austin, Texas. Photo:  Mark Thompson/Getty

Lewis Hamilton hopes he does not run into a brick wall over the closing stages of the Formula One season – after feeling he has clambered over enough (...)

This interview took place prior to the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escape(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is locked in battle with Brussels over a demand for a further £1.7 billion to be paid by December 1st. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/REUTERS

The UK’s net contribution to the European Union soared to £11.3 billion in 2013, an increase of £2.7 billion from the previous year, according to offi(...)

Sir Martin Sorrell chief executive of WPP

WPP, the advertising group run by high-profile executive Martin Sorrell, posted a slightly lower-than-expected 3 per cent quarterly sales rise, reflec(...)

Tax benefits

As the OECD’s proposals for global reform of corporate taxation advance, the challenge facing the Government is how best to adapt to major change, whi(...)

The long-term strategic interests of meat plants and their major customers will be tested during the coming weeks in negotiations with farming organis(...)

Different systems are used over varied competitions in regards to use of professional sailors.

Coaches and parents at sailing events could come under the scope of disciplinary rules if next month’s annual conference of the International Sailing(...)