The inclusion of James McClean was the fairytale of the Giovanni Trapattoni’s selection for the 2012 tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Giovanni Trapattoni announced his squad to travel to Poland for the Euro 2012 finals, among the players left hoping for a miracle or an injury(...)

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales: advocate of the benign commercialisation of coca to provide employment for indigenous peoples.  Photograph: Reuters

Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, who visited Ireland last weekend, has designated an Irish-owned liqueur as the “official drink of the presidentia(...)

Aviva Ireland said on Thursday that while the company ended 2014 “in a good position”, it has more to do.

Financial services group Aviva Ireland continued to improve its performance in 2014, with operating profit across its three businesses up by 13 per c(...)

The insurance giant is to acquire Friends Life after the boards of the two companies agreed a takeover deal worth £5.2 billion.  (Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

British insurer Aviva agreed terms on Tuesday for a £5.6 billion pound (€7 billion) all-share takeover of rival Friends Life, responding to pressures (...)

Insurer Aviva reported a 4 per cent increase in first- half profit that topped analysts’ estimates. Photo: Bloomberg

Insurer Aviva reported a 4 per cent increase in first- half profit that topped analysts’ estimates. Operating profit in the six months through June cl(...)

In Dublin, Ryanair was up 1.03 per cent to €6.80 in a busy day’s trading in aviation stocks across Europe and in the United States. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Investors took the opportunity to reflect yesterday on recent gains, particularly with the US corporate results season looming into view.China’s seco(...)

Latest changes have failed to drive the insurer’s share price. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

UK insurer Aviva said it aimed to double the excess cash it generates during the next stage of a turnaround plan, but its shares fell on concerns the (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has named John O’Shea captain for the friendly against Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s 2-0 victory over Italy in Liege three years ago is a reminder of how unpredictable these end of season affairs can be. But a bit like the gu(...)

Martin Murphy, Aviva Stadium director (centre), with, from left, Darren Hayes, Aviva Stadium groundsman, Bernadette Coyne, Aviva steward, Dara D’Arcy, Compass Group, and Bill Enright, Head of Operations and facilities, Aviva Stadium, at the Aviva Stadium to celebrate the stadium’s fourth birthday.

Aviva’s Irish arm generated £3 million worth of new business in the first quarter of 2014, a similar performance to last year, the company reported to(...)

Rory McIlroy plays a tee-shot on the 14th hole during day four of the 2013 Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club in Sydney, Australia. Photograph:  Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

If, for much of the past year, the roller-coaster ride that Rory McIlroy jumped on seemed to mainly be of a downward trajectory, full of frustrating t(...)