Hugo McNeill, former Irish full back and head of Goldman Sach’s operations in Ireland; Rob Kearney, current full back and Mark Cunningham, managing director of business banking at Bank of Ireland, at The Irish Times/Potentialife Be Your Best event. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Friday afternoons are not well known for peak concentration levels so it was perhaps a little ambitious of The Irish Times/Potentialife team to sch(...)

Angus Ridgeway of Potentialife, Hugo MacNeill of Goldman Sachs and Tim Arnold of Hailo at the ‘Be Your Best’ workshop in the ‘Irish Times’ offices. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When he learned that there was no positive behavioural psychology programme that could be shown to actually work, Tal Ben-Shahar (44), an American-(...)

The Ireland team lines out ahead of their Rugby World Cup win over Romania at Lansdowne Road. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland’s bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup is set to be officially unveiled on Friday.Officials from the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) will (...)

Andrew Trimble has been honoured as the 2014 Player of the Year at the 28th Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Awards in the Guinness Storehouse, there(...)

A sign for US bank Goldman Sachs on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.The latest accounts for Goldman Sachs Ireland Finance Ltd show the company paid a dividend of $50 million to its parent firm last year. This compares with a payment of $150 million in 2012. Photograph: EPA

A Dublin-based subsidiary of global investment bank Goldman Sachs that handed back its Irish banking licence last year made a loss of $1.8 million (...)

 St Pat’s vs Cork City recently: Winning the league was worth about €475,000 to Pat’s in prize money and European payouts. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Garrett Kelleher, the developer who just won’t give up on his plan to build a 2,000ft spire in the middle of Chicago, had a few interesting points to (...)

Scottish Liberal Democrat MP  Charles Kennedy at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce  business conference at the Titanic building in Belfast last night. Picture: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has insisted Britain is not “dashing” to exit the European Union. Meanwhile, a senior Scottish MP has raise(...)

US diplomat Richard Haass, with Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, speaking to the media at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast last Friday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Has progress stopped or even reversed this year in Northern Ireland? Things are clearly better on many fronts , but violent protests over flags and pa(...)

Nelson Mandela, wearing the number six jersey, congratulates  Springbok captain Francois Pienaar after victory in the 1995 World Cup final against New Zealand in in Johannesburg. Photograph: Getty Images

There was a lovely moment, or indeed minute, before kick-off in the Munster-Perpignan game at Thomond Park on Sunday. It only required one clap at the(...)

Minister of State Michael Ring: organisations often feel they don’t have the funds or support to bid for an international event. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government should set up an organisation to support the bidding and staging of major international sporting events, Minister of State for Tourism (...)