London Irish owner Mick Crossan fronted the consortium that bought the club in 2013. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Mick Crossan specialises in the recycling business, literally and figuratively. By vocation he runs Powerday, the leading industrial waste-management (...)

Fitzgerald Nursery staff harvesting a crop of sweet potatoes grown under cover in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald Nurseries

In the same way that I have a soft spot for eccentrics and oddballs of the human kind, so I’ve always been intrigued by the horticulturally strange(...)

“When we entered the awards we were selling 100,000 units a year,” says Aerogen CEO John Power. “This year we will do one million units and we have treated more than two million patients overall so far.”

Tweak Founded by serial entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly, the 2012 service category winner is a web-based service that puts design and graphics c(...)

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After two intense days filled with a mixture of jubilant displays and defeated demeanors, 32 councillors have been elected to the newly amalgamated Wa(...)

Full list of candidates The local elections in Wicklow won’t lack for talking points on Friday. Charlie Keddy is continuing his practice of(...)

Robbie Henshaw: “Robbie makes his own decisions and if his playing services are contracted somewhere, that’s where they’re contracted,” said Ireland coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has ruled out the possibility of forcing Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw into moving provinces mid-contract for the benefit of the Irelan(...)

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne: “Of course that [TV deal] was a discussion point and a consideration, but at the end of the day we had to find a solution.” photograph: cathal noonan/inpho

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne has declared he and the IRFU are “absolutely happy” with the new European Rugby Champions Cup format and organis(...)

Leinster team manger Guy Easterby at yesterday’s press conference at Rosemount, UCD. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The question has become dog-eared, so too the answer. Discussing Luke Fitzgerald’s fitness is akin to drinking soup using a fo(...)

The IRFU president has said that Connacht’s only current international Robbie Henshaw will have to move to another province if Irish (...)

Arklow’s Main Street (centre) has been in decline for several years following the loss of more than 3,000 jobs due to the collapse of its industrial base. Photograph: Google Maps

One-way traffic was introduced to Arklow’s Main Street on a three-month trial basis yesterday in the hope of rejuvenating the Co Wicklow town’s shoppi(...)