Part of the cigarettes haul seized in Dublin Port. Photograph: Revenue

Customs officers seized more than 10 million cigarettes in Dublin Port over the weekend. The 10.3 million ‘Don Corleone’ brand cigarettes had a re(...)

Jeremy Clarkson  surrounded by media personnel as he leaves his home on a bicycle in London on March 26th. The BBC announced Wednesday that it was dropping. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP

Top Gear producer Andy Wilman has denied reports that he has quit the hit show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson’s sacking.An email he sent to Top Gear s(...)

Muhammad Ali’s daughter says that he prefers Manny Pacquiao to  Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo: Robyn beck/AFP

Muhammad Ali’s daughter says that the former heavyweight champion is rooting for Manny Pacquiao in the forthcoming fight against Floyd Mayweather. Ras(...)

The latest figures are the lowest since German reunification in 1990.

Germany’s jobless rate hit a new record low of 6.4 per cent in March, data showed on Tuesday, in a positive sign for private consumption, which is exp(...)

New Zealand former captain Dan Vettori has retired. Photo: David Rowland/AP

Record-breaking former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement from international cricket.The 36-year-old has called time on a(...)

Essendon’s Dustin Fletcher seen above representing Australia in the International Rules series, has along with Jobe Watson and 32 other players been cleared by an AFL anti doping tribunal. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

An anti-doping tribunal has thrown out drugs charges against 34 professional Australian Rules footballers who were swept up in a sweeping probe that h(...)

The IRFU are concerned about the Six Nations being added to the Government’s free-to-air list. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Rugby
  • March 31, 2015, 08:35

Rugby: Six Nations If the Government go ahead with proposals to “list” Ireland’s Six Nations games for free-to-air terrestrial television it may make (...)

Glass halogen light tubes are heated before cutting at the Royal Philips   automotive lighting factory in Aachen, Germany. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Dutch electronics giant Philips agreed to sell a majority stake in its lighting components unit to a group of investors, accelerating the Dutch firm’s(...)

Daft Punk and Beyonce at the Tidal music service announcement in. Jay Z unveiled his plans for Tidal, a subscription streaming service that he said will be majority-owned by artists themselves. Photographs:New York Times.

Some of the world’s biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play’s Chris Martin, and Rihanna are backing Jay Z’s new global streaming music se(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry waits with others before a meeting with Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Pool via The New York Times 1:28

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said he would rejoin talks on Iran’s nuclear programme in Lausanne later on Tuesday and said there was a good (...)