Jack Wilson (An Post Chain Reaction) leads a group of riders during the 2014 National Cycling Championships in  Westmeath. Ciaran Fallon/Inpho

Jack Wilson has signed up for another year with the An Post-Chain Reaction team and is determined to show what he is capable of after an injury-bli(...)

Out Monday: German balance of trade (September). Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Continental; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Lonmin. Indicators: German balance of trade (September). TOMORROW Results: Banco Popolare; DCC; Min(...)

The Irish rugby team’s mindset coach Enda McNulty will discuss the skills required to be focused in business at the conferences. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

An Post will host two conferences this week, in Cork and Dublin, with the aim of helping SMEs grow their business. The conferences are designed to sup(...)

 British soldiers eating hot rations in the Ancre Valley during the Battle of the Somme, October 1916. Photograph: Lt E Brooks/IWM via Getty Images

A performance of Frank McGuinness’s play Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme will be performed on the site of the Battle of the Somm(...)

From next autumn, fathers will have the option to apply for two weeks’ paid paternity leave following the birth of their child. The new provision was (...)

 Vodafone: return of value payments still an issue.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

I, like others, got my Vodafone [return of value] payment as income, although I have plenty of “prior losses” which any capital payment could have bee(...)

Santa Claus school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week: It’s easy to forget what Christmas is about, which is Santa Clause travelling to Bethlehem and climbing down the stable’s chimney. Photograph: Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty

Aldi: Given the season that’s in it, the letter A should really stand for Advent – and in another, more godly world, it does. But in the world(...)

Nice try: Don’t mess with Mr Quinn. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

We put out the wrong team against Argentina last weekend. Front Row Frances and her Fine Gael team would have gone through them for a short cut. An(...)

Shareholders in Standard Life will not be pursued by Revenue for tax on the “return of value” earlier this year after Minister for Finance Michael Noo(...)

Communications Workers’ Union general secretary Steve Fitzpatrick said workers had delivered a “strong vote” in support of the An Post settlement proposals.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Workers at the centre of a dispute at An Post which recently led to a suspension of postal services have voted to back settlement proposals. Workers(...)