Leo Varadkar with Dick Spring after Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid presentation. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish delegation had made their pitch for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and by all accounts, it had gone very well. So as they sat on the podium in a L(...)

’A new flexible route into chartered accounting is opening doors to many students who may have felt that this was not an option for them.’ Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Becoming a chartered accountant has long since involved a familiar route: graduate from college and enter a training programme with one of the big aud(...)

South Africa is having a resurgence in tourism traffic and starting to reappear on the honeymoon destinations list

Interest in, and traffic to, the African continent is steadily increasing from Ireland, particularly for business and honeymoons. Ethiopian Airways fl(...)

 Josh van der Flier wins his 50th cap for Leinster against the Cheetahs tonight. Photograph: Ryan Wilkisky/Inpho

 Cheetahs v Leinster, Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein, 7pm Irish time (Sky Sports Action) This is the first of a somewhat curious double-header, wi(...)

South African parliament speaker Baleka Mbete, left, talks with ANC treasury general Zweli Mkhize, right, at the ruling party’s policy conference. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

Fears that South Africa’s ruling party could split after its elective conference in December has propelled a “compromise” candidate into contention to(...)

Michelle O’Neill of Sinn Féin and Arlene Foster of the DUP: “We have ongoing conflict stalemate rather than conflict resolution, and how could it be otherwise when we don’t agree on the constitutional future?” File photographs: Getty Images

It’s now 20 years since David Trimble - and two minor unionist parties - entered the talks process that led to the Belfast Agreement. Everyone was pre(...)

 Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary at a press conference. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Ryanair boss Michael O’Learycut a contrite figure at a press conference in Dublin yesterday as he sought to calm the anger over the manner in which th(...)

An office building containing the London HQ  of Bell Pottinger: the disgraced firm is now fighting for survival amid a mass exodus of clients and staff. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Bank of Ireland has become the latest corporate client, and the first big Irish name, to sever ties with embattled UK public relations firm Bell Potti(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best could miss the November tests through injury. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland captain Rory Best could miss the November test series matches against South Africa, Argentina and Fiji after a training injury with Ulster was(...)

Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, inventor of Sugru, said she wanted to make a product to help tackle today’s “throwaway culture”

The Irish-owned company behind Sugru, a mouldable glue product, expects growth of around 50 per cent next year following the launch of a new product. (...)