(From left) Fergus Finlay, Joanna Fortune, Kieran Mulvey and Aine Lynch of the Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A controversial campaign group funded by drinks giant Diageo which aims to tackle binge drinking has opted not to support a ban on alcohol sponsorship(...)

Dylan Walker, above, and Aaron Gray were rushed to hospital on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Two players with National Rugby League team South Sydney Rabbitohs were rushed to hospital on Tuesday after overdosing on painkillers. Dylan Walker, 2(...)

Mr Loomes has been with Diageo for 16 years and led the Guinness 250th celebration in 2009 in Ireland and the inaugural Arthur’s Day campaign the following year

Diageo has named Oliver Loomes as its new country director of Ireland in place of David Smith, who has held the position since July 2011. Mr Loomes ha(...)

HitchBOT was  equipped with GPS, speech recognition and access to Wikipedia

“Sometimes bad things happen to good robots,” said HitchBOT, the travelling robot. This little robot has accepted his fate with stoicism but the socia(...)

David Smith: after four years in Ireland, he will head up Diageo’s Australia and New Zealand operations

Going-away drinks will presumably soon be flowing for Diaego Ireland boss David Smith, who has just been appointed to head up Diaego’s operations in A(...)

Barbarians’ Wynand Oliver and Gerhard Vosloo tackle Ireland’s Colm O’Shea during the friendly match at Thomond Park.

Joe Schmidt admitted any prospective citing against Jack McGrath for his 32nd minute knee into the back of the Barbarians’ Georgian lock Konstantin Mi(...)

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(...)

David Smith:  “There’s no doubt it’s a good time to be bought and make an exit. Corporations have cash and it’s easier to acquire technology than to do blue-sky thinking.”

As an Irishman heading up the US office of a UK mergers and acquisitions bank in Silicon Valley, David Smith gets a tri-cultural perspective on one of(...)

Detail from Good Bye To all That by Mick O’Dea

Last year the painter Mick O’Dea approached me to ask if I would contribute a short text to a publication on three of his exhibitions at the Kevin (...)

Fergus Finlay, left chairman of the Stop Out of Control Drinking campaign, clinical psychotherapist Joanna Fortune, LRC chief executive Kieran Mulvey and Aine Lynch of the National Parents Council at the launch of the campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Diageo would “have to listen” if a report the drinks giant was funding recommended a ban on alcohol sponsorship of sports and other live events, its c(...)