Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah: was recalled to Abu Dhabi before tribunal ruling

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Ireland, who was found to have kept three domestic servants “as slaves”, is to be replaced. Khalid Nasser(...)

A relieved  Shane Lowry embraces his caddie Dermot Byrne on the 18th green after the finishing his final round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

How do I explain this? The sense of relief I felt on that 18th green of the Jumeirah Golf Estates’ The Earth course in Dubai on Sunday was something n(...)

ISA president David Lovegrove has major issues to confront, not least the loss of so many members in recession

A blueprint for change published this week claims to put the Irish Sailing Association on a new tack, but the reality is the association is merely goi(...)

Irish teacher Katie Mulrennan was refused a job in Seoul, South Korea due to the “alcoholism nature” of the Irish. Photograph: Bloomberg

A teacher was turned down for a job in South Korea because of the “alcoholism nature” of her “kind”, referring to the Irish. Katie Mulrennan (26), fro(...)

 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 (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said Scandinavian Airlines, Alitalia and Air Berlin are among carriers he expects to shrink or merge, promptin(...)

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(...)

 Nico Rosberg   locks up approaching turn two next to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton during the Russian Formula One Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton is determined not to let the spectre of double points on offer in the final grand prix impact on his mindset over the final few weeks o(...)

 Administrators said Marussia will “continue to operate”. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Marussia will miss the United States Grand Prix this weekend after becoming the second Formula 1 team in four days to go into administration.London-ba(...)

A file image from last month of US vice president Joe Biden. Photograph: Getty

The United Arab Emirates said last night US vice president Joe Biden had apologised to the Abu Dhabi crown prince for “any implications” in a speech h(...)