Irish players warm up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB Anti-doping tee shirts before the 2014 Junior World Championship match between Fiji and Ireland. Photo: Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

In 1997 a man was jailed for six months for peddling steroids in south Wales. Hardly a headline grabber, you might think, but this was no ba(...)

At the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland Thanksgiving lunch, in Dublin  (from left) : Bryan Bourke (William Fry), Mark Redmond (chief executive American Chamber), US Ambassador Kevin O’Malley, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Eamonn Sinnott (president American Chamber). Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Some 70,000 Irish emigrants will have returned home by 2020 to take up new jobs and build their future here, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. (...)

Buenos Aires tango

The Argentina that 56-year-old mayor of Buenos Aires Mauricio Macri takes over as president is something of a poisoned chalice. The historic rejection(...)

President Barack Obama: is celebrating Thanksgiving at the White House. File Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The White House is on lockdown on Thursday after a person jumped the fence, and was immediately caught. Despite the quick capture, the pre(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters

European shares hit fresh three-month highs yesterday, rising in thin trade as expectations grew for aggressive European Central Bank (ECB) (...)

Robert Kummer (36), a German national, pleaded guilty to a charge of intentionally or recklessly causing criminal damage to an apartment at Quay House, Fitton Street East in Cork city between June and September 2013.

A man who caused almost €15,000 worth of damage to his rented apartment by storing his excrement in plastic bags there for several months has b(...)

Barbara Murphy: ‘Knowing that even the new Irish are so willing to help out is just great; it’s  embedded in our DNA I think.’

All across the United States today, families and friends are gathering for a special dinner to express their love for one another and gratitu(...)

Row centres on correspondence between Nama nd Independent TD Mick Wallace   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Barry O’Halloran and MICHAEL O’REGAN State assets agency Nama said on Thursday that independent TD Mick Wallace had falsely accused it of l(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin welcomes French president Francois Hollande before a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

French president Francois Hollande has said Russia and France will co-ordinate their military strikes against Islamic State. Speaking afte(...)

Architect Kunlé Adayemi: his design addresses urbanisation and environment issues

When architect Kunlé Adeyemi designed a floating school in Lagos, Nigeria – which captured global attention – it was a sort of homecoming for h(...)