ESB International  has won a €1.5 million in new energy consultancy projects in Asia.  Pictured at the Asia Trade Forum which took place in Kuala Lumpur last week were (from left) Michael Quigley, business development director, ESB International, Jimmy Deenihan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora, and Paraic McGrath, business development manager, Asia, ESB International

Ireland’s business community in Asia gathered in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for the eighth Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum, an event each y(...)

Ciarán Kilkenny with some of the pupils from the Changa Changa primary school in Mazabuka

The Dubs are flying high again in this year’s GAA football championship but one man missing out on what could well be another path of glory is Ciarán (...)

Many moons ago I worked in a hospice. Well, to be accurate, I was the first doctor on the homecare team at St Francis Hospice in Raheny, Dublin. (...)

Cork’s Graham Canty, left, and former Kerry footballer Séamus Moynihan carry the Sam Maguire Cup to the summit of Carrauntoohil, Co Kerry, during the ‘Sam to Summit’ in aid of the Alan Kerins Project. Photo:  Valerie O’Sullivan/Sportsfile

Darkness at the break of noon, as the summit, almost vertically above us now, is suddenly eclipsed, and shadows itself from the big hard sun. No one s(...)

GAA Commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh lifts the Sam Maguire Cup on the summit of Carrauntoohil with programme director and former Galway star Alan Kerins (left) and Tom Prendergast, 1969 Kerry All-Ireland winner, during the “Sam to Summit” in aid of the Alan Kerins Project. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan/Sportsfile.

Legends and heroes have spawned from the steep crags of Carrauntoohil for centuries, although never before have so many of them gathered at the summit(...)

One of the three goals conceded by  Emma Byrne of Ireland in her side’s defeat to Germany. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever side of the fence you’re on, or even if you’re sitting atop it, the GAA/Sky Sports deal sounded highly majestic on Mario Rosentock’s Giftg(...)

The Chieftains in September 1975. Sean Potts, Sean Keane, Michael Tubridy, Martin Fay, Paddy Moloney, Peadar Mercier and, seated in front, Derek Bell. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea/The Irish Times

The family of whistle player and founding member of The Chieftains Seán Potts paid tribute at his funeral to a passionate advocate of Irish culture(...)

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

The annual dinner of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland looms large on the February calendar. Taking place next Thursday, the shindig has beco(...)

Brian O’Driscoll speaking to the media after arriving for his testimonial dinner in aid of the ISPCC in the Convention Centre Dublin last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Convention Centre Dublin was bedecked in bright green lights last night as luminaries from the world of sport descended on the Dublin venue to pay(...)

The players are, at this time, in the team room. Many are semi-togged. Some are on the masseur’s table having a final rub down. Photo: James Crombie

For those lucky enough to be involved at this level, All-Ireland hurling final Sunday is a special day, ending a unique journey that began years befor(...)