Avvio’s client list includes Dalata, Ireland’s biggest hotel operator

Private equity fund manager Calculus Capital has announced a £3.5 million investment in Avvio, a Limerick-based supplier of internet technology to the(...)

Dan Stevens: “I like working with cinephiles whether they’re actors or directors”

In person, Dan Stevens is a mild mannered and awfully civilised chap. Why wouldn’t he be? He read English literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. H(...)

Ronald Reagan was told by a group of economic advisers that a cut in income tax rates would raise tax revenue

Two years ago Kansas embarked on a remarkable fiscal experiment: It slashed income taxes sharply without any clear idea of what would replace the lost(...)

“Why would we slow down a lineout . . . especially when we are chasing the game?” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

England’s heroic effort in the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland did not please everyone with local media blaming what they viewed as an orch(...)

Australia’s Nick Cummins scores a try against France during their international rugby union match at  in Brisbane on Saturday. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/Reuters

Australia captain Stephen Moore has been ruled out of rugby for the rest of the season after scans showed he had suffered a serious knee injury early (...)

James Horwill and Israel Folau share a joke during an Australian Wallabies training session at Sanctuary Cove on June 3rdin Gold Coast, Australia. Getty Images

Having led Australia into a World Cup and helped secure the nation’s first Southern Hemisphere title in a decade, former captain James Horwill finds h(...)

 Coach Ewen McKenzie speaks to media during an Australian Wallabies team announcement at Sanctuary Cove on June 3rd. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie has dumped scrumhalf Will Genia and relegated former skipper James Horwill to the bench for his side’s first test agains(...)

Stephen Moore revealed the secret to Ireland beating New Zealand:  just stop Kieran Read. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We approached the Wallabies afterwards cap in hand. Help us, please help us. After this painfully laboured showing how on earth does Ireland cope with(...)

Michael Hooper of Australia is tackled by Sergio Parisse of Italy  at the Stadio Olimpico last weekend.  Photograph:  Harry Engels/Getty Images

Although vulnerable, the Wallabies are far more dangerous than a lazy perusal of their recent scoreboards would suggest. Having watched them lose in S(...)

Eoin Reddan will replace Conor Murray against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nobody is safe in camp Ireland. The zippy service of Eoin Reddan, a ball playing Luke Marshall and Devin Toner rubberstamped as one of the inner circl(...)