Albert Manifold, chief executive, CRH, said that the group’s acquisition of CRL is an “excellent operational fit” with the group’s US building envelope business.(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

CRH, the building materials giant, believes it is on the cusp of a 10-year cycle of growth, as the company cheered investors with a strong interim res(...)

WDBJ weatherman Leo (centre) at the makeshift memorial with members of the crew at the studios in Roanoke, Virginia. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Colleagues of the two American journalists killed live on air on Wednesday held a moment’s silence to remember their co-workers a day after the kil(...)

Vester Lee Flanagan, who was known on-air as Bryce Williams,  shot himself after  shooting dead  Alison Parker, a WDBJ reporter, and Adam Ward, a WDBJ photographer,   in Virginia on Wednesday  while they were  conducting a live interview. Photograph: REUTERS/WDBJ7/ Handout via Reuters

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US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush:  used the term  ‘anchor babies’ in an interview on the campaign trail last week.  Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The term “anchor babies” has become a lightning rod political issue in the stormy tussle between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, the two leading candidates(...)

Dublin fans create an atmosphere on Hill 16. Tickets for the county’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Mayo sold out very quickly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA realised when the recession hit that it would face a significant challenge to maintain attendance figures. According its director general Pára(...)

British computer hacker Junaid Hussain is reported to have been killed in a US drone strike in Syria. File photograph: iStockphoto

A British computer hacker accused of being a prominent member of the Islamic State terror group is reported to have been killed in a US drone strike i(...)

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (right) is congratulated by Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn after signing a peace agreement in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on Wednesday. Photograph: Jok Solomun/Reuters

South Sudan’s president has signed a peace deal to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony he still(...)

Vester Lee Flanagan, who was known on-air as Bryce Williams, is shown in this handout photo from TV station WDBJ7. Photograph: Reuters/WDBJ7

A man who shot dead a TV reporter and cameraman during a live news broadcast in the US told authorities afterwards he was a “human powder keg...just w(...)

Naomi Algeo, who lives in London, says she was “disheartened” by a recent JobBridge advertisement offering just €50 on top of the dole for a qualified clinical psychologist.

Two days after her grandmother’s funeral last January, Naomi Algeo (24) emigrated to London to take up her first permanent job as an occupational t(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s greets the crowd during a rally in Dubuque, Iowa, this week. Photograph: Reuters/Ben Brewer

Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the polls to become the Republican presidential nominee next year, has courted controversy again on the campaign trai(...)