Former Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes has signed  a three-year extension to his deal with Clermont Auverne. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The list of contenders for the position of Leinster head coach is diminishing by the day following the confirmation that Clermont Auvergne assistant c(...)

Munster have confirmed that Paul O’Connell will be released from his contract after the World Cup. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The IRFU and Munster Rugby have confirmed that Paul O’Connell will be released from his provincial contract pending the conclusion of the World Cup, a(...)

Bill O’Herlihy: his courtesy generated a co-operative equanimity, even in the face of turbo-charged egos and sharp disagreements. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Bill O’Herlihy, who has died aged 76, was a journalist whose career, stretching over print and broadcast media for more than half a century, was as le(...)

Freshways Food Co: Garrett Fitzgerald (left) and Diarmuid Shanahan

The Freshways brand has been going since 1990. Back then it was part of the Kerry Group – a high-quality facility in Finglas in north Dublin making sa(...)

Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy arriving at Government Buildings  for a hearing of the banking inquiry. Photograph: Bryan Meade 2:26

Six current and former executives from The Irish Times, Independent News & Media and RTÉ went before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry yesterday. The(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony has signed a three year contract to remain with his home province. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s been a tough week for Munster with hooker Damien Varley being forced to retire from rugby after failing to fully recover from a foot injury and R(...)

Tomas O’Leary is set to rejoin his home province Munster from London Irish. (Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Following their bitterly disappointing Champions Cup group stage exit last weekend Munster have announced a number of senior players have signed co(...)

Former taoiseach Garret FitzGerald and his wife, Joan. She approved the menu for the State dinner. Photograph: Jack McManus

Guests at the 1984 State banquet in Dublin in honour of US president Ronald Reagan were treated to roast beef and turtle soup, but only the to(...)

An undated image of the Ford factory in Cork. In 1984, the company announced 800 of its 1,000 employees would lose their jobs.

The announcement of the closure of the Ford factory in Cork in January 1984 with the loss of 800 jobs took taoiseach Garret FitzGerald by surprise, ac(...)

President Hillery: it was suggested that he sign thank-you letters for donations as low as $10.  Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald was  mentioned as an alternative signatory. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

A project involving tree-planting to be paid for by Irish-Americans got cautious government approval in 1984.But a suggestion that president Patrick H(...)