An Aer Lingus A320 Airbus. Each aircraft has a list price of about €86.5 million, bringing the Iranian order’s total value to more than €9.8 billion. Photograph: Photographer: Bloomberg

It appears that Irish aircraft lessor Avolon has been quick off the mark and visited Iran following the lifting of international sanctions. The first(...)

 Ronnie O’Sullivan of England reacts after missing a shot during his quarter-final match against Mark Selby at the  Masters at Alexandra Palace  in London, England. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan completed a tremendous clearance to beat Mark Selby and book his spot in the semi-finals of the Masters. O’Sullivan is back on the (...)

As the majority of the world’s largest tech companies have their European headquarters in Ireland, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner will effectively have to regulate data issues for those companies’ operations throughout the EU

Sweeping reform of data protection law, approved by European Union officials last night, aims to subject companies to just one regulator. The so-ca(...)

President Michael D Higgins’s  father was denied a military pension for 22 years. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

The revolution will be digitised following the Department of Defence’s decision to put nearly 10 million documents covering the Easter Rising, the War(...)

 Former Musgraves chief executive and chairman  Hugh Mackeown:  said to be  the driving force behind the development of the SuperValu and Centra franchises

The Government plans to repay builders’ development levies as part of a package to boost housing in Dublin and Cork, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said last ni(...)

A recent High Court ruling, which found part of the law used to prosecute drink drivers, has led to appeals from motorists already convicted of the offence

The implications of a High Court ruling which found a problem with legislation used to prosecute drink drivers may widen after appeal applications by (...)

Avolon founder and chief executive Dómhnal Slattery, stands to make more than €32m on the deal if it goes through. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Aircraft lessor Avolon moved a step closer to a $2.6 billion (€2.36 billion) sale that could earn chief executive Dómhnal Slattery more than €32 mil(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan in action during his World Championship quarter-final match against Stuart Bingham at the Crucible Theatre. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Ronnie O’Sullivan found himself at the centre of another controversy at the World Championship when he put chalk down on the table during the first s(...)

Ding Junhui of China in action during his match against John Higgins at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

John Higgins saw his hopes of a fifth world title ended for this year as Ding Junhui advanced to the quarter-finals in Sheffield.World number three (...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan has again expressed his frustration with snooker. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan has again voiced his disaffection with snooker, claiming he is just “using” the game and has not yet committed to entering next mont(...)