Much of the success rate was attributable to  house-keeping motions, needed to update the Official Guide. Photograph: Inpho

In recent years the GAA’s annual congress has changed to the extent that motions on the clár now have high success rates. On Saturday it came i(...)

At the GAA’s Central Central Council on Friday evening it was decided to withdraw motion 58 – the so-called Anthony Nash proposal – to restric(...)

Zhou Yongkang, China’s former state security chief. Photograph: AP Photo/Andy Wong

Speculation has resurfaced that Zhou Yongkang, China’s former state security chief, is being probed as part of an anti-corruption crackdown, with repo(...)

The Rev Pat Storey has been elected Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the first woman bishop on these islands.

How to address her? “Your Grace”, seemed appropriate but that is reserved for archbishops, even if “grace” is hardly the first word that comes to mind(...)

CCTV spokeswoman Zhang Xiaojian confirmed that one of the broadcaster’s Twitter accounts was hacked, but did not elaborate. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

China’s state broadcaster CCTV News said today one of its Twitter accounts had been hacked, and deleted a tweet claiming the country’s president had s(...)

Zhou Yongkang was reportedly in trouble with the new administration over graft charges.

Rumours of China’s ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang’s fall from grace appear to have been exaggerated after he was seen attending an event at his forme(...)

PetroChina Co storage tanks  in Singapore - China’s corruption watchdog opened a probe into Jiang Jiemin,  former chairman of China National Petroleum Corp. Photographer: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s high-level corruption inquiry continues to spread its net as authorities investigate Jiang Jiemin, the former chairman (...)

Zhou Yongkang: he is   one notch higher in Communist Party power structure than recently convicted Bo Xilai

China’s corruption crackdown is set to claim its most senior scalp to date, with the news that Zhou Yongkang, the former security czar who sat on the (...)