Samsung president of corporate affairs Sangwoo Kim: one of the speakers at  Asia Business Week

More than 1,000 delegates are expected to attend the second Asia Business Week, which starts this Wednesday, and will include a series of events aimed(...)

Peter Caruth celebrates scoring Ireland’s second goal in the World Hockey League fifth-place playoff, in Antwerp, Belgium. Photograph: Koen Suyk/Inpho

When that Sky Sports hockey commentator said of Malaysia yesterday, “they’re hardly going to score two goals in a minute”, you sensed Malaysia were ab(...)

Report by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin says pension deductions are ‘integral’ to meeting the  deficit reduction target has said. Photograph: Eric Luke

The pension deduction levied on public servants as part of emergency financial measures introduced in recent years remains “integral” to meeting the o(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said all countries across Europe could probably have acted earlier on the ongoing migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said all countries across Europe could have acted earlier on the ongoing migrant crisis in the Mediterrane(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras addresses  supporters during a  No campaign rally in Syntagma Square in preparation for Sunday’s referendum, on July 3rd, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Photograph:  Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Greek voters go to the polls on Sunday in a historic referendum that could determine their country’s future in the single currency, after the state’s (...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, who said on RTÉ radio yesterday that a Greek bailout deal was imminent. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

The euro zone’s rescue fund has warned Greece it could demand the repayment of bailout loans early following the country’s non-payment of an Intern(...)

Cork defender James Loughrey: “Personally I’ll never forget the Munster final,” he said of last year, “and I’m sure a lot of the boys won’t, but collectively – it was just a game.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

While this rivalry occasionally produces the unexpected, the trend is clear: Kerry win more often than Cork. That trend hardens in Killarney, where(...)

John Murray: gags and mischief on the last week of the show.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Much as a leopard can’t change its spots, so it often seems that Sean O’Rourke is unable to shake off his years as a hard-bitten, relentlessly confron(...)

Mr Ó Murchú was former head of Irish language programmes, controller of programmes and deputy director general at RTÉ.

Former RTÉ broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú was a “big proponent and fan of literature and poems of all kind,” his son Colmán recalled during the closing rem(...)

An elderly man cries outside a national bank branch as pensioners queue to get their pensions in Thessaloniki on Friday. Photograph: AFP

The European Commission has denied talks are ongoing between the Greek government and EU lenders on a bailout deal ahead of Sunday’s referendum. Speak(...)