Former head of treasury at Anglo Irish Bank Tiernan O’Mahoney (right), who appeared in court today charged with alleged offences, accompanied by his solicitor Michael Staines. Photograph: Collins

Former Anglo Irish Bank executive Tiarnan O’Mahoney has appeared at the Dublin District Court on four charges related to alleged tax offences.The cour(...)

 Joe Schmidt, the former Leinster and current Irish rugby coach, poses for a photograph with the Heineken Cup. A report on alcohol sponsorship of sporting events was published by an Oireachtas Committee today. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland.

A ban on alcohol sponsorship of sporting events should not be countenanced unless other European countries were prepared to follow suit, an Oireachtas(...)