Republic of Ireland Under-21s midfielder  Declan Rice during training. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Declan Rice’s credentials make him worthy of senior squad inclusion but while Martin O’Neill’s side work out whether their campaign ends or continues (...)

Gerbrandt Grobler: the new lock is doubtful for Munster’s opening Pro 14 game against Worcester Warriors. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster scrum coach Jerry Flannery says the announcement during the summer that Rassie Erasmus will return to South Africa in December has not impact(...)

Burberry was last defeated on a non-binding pay vote in 2014 after the group handed Bailey a one-time award to prevent him from leaving. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Burberry Group Plc’s executive compensation faces growing opposition after the UK’s Investment Association joined the chorus of critics ahead of the f(...)

Suzanne Willmott, director and centre lead, Pearson Finance Services

The education and publishing company Pearson has established a finance services centre in Belfast which it expects will create 300 jobs. The new cent(...)

The company  issued a statement saying the award of a “limited bonus” to Mr Fallon was “in line with the company’s policy”.

Pearson defended its decision to award chief executive John Fallon a 20 per cent pay rise in 2016 as the FTSE 100 education group prepares for a showd(...)

John Delaney said a lot of people in the FAI were  confused by the series of events. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Players Football Association of Ireland (PFAI) have rejected an assertion by John Delaney that the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) offered t(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Siptu has asked the Labour Court to deal with its pay restoration claim on behalf of the staff it represents at the FAI after the association refused(...)

Munster outhalf Ian Keatley: drafted in to train with Ireland squad amid concerns over the  fitness of Jonathan Sexton.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Six Nations may be the main gig for the next few weeks but Munster will try to carve out their own bit of success in Edinburgh at the weekend and(...)

Rassie Erasmus at Munster training in Limerick on Monday. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Rassie Erasmus is confident that captain Peter O’Mahony can shake off a back injury to lead his side against Leicester Tigers in the Champions Cup on(...)

It’s 20 years since the first Season of Sundays (Sportsfile, €29.95) came out. The 2016 version is as rich and textured as the 19 that went before. This image shows kids in Galway fine-tuning their skills before a NHL encounter with Cork.

Six of the best Forever Young Oliver Kay (Quercus, €28.00) Adrian Doherty came from Strabane and for time in the early 1990s, it looked like he(...)