Simon Zebo is tackled during Ireland and Australia’s last meeting at the Aviva Stadium last year. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Australia will host Ireland in the first three-test rugby series between the countries in June 2018, the country’s rugby union announced on a visit by(...)

A sugar tax introduced in Chicago earlier this year was repealed after just two months. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Despite receiving overwhelming support from health groups, the Government’s new sugar tax on sweetened drinks has been slammed by Food Drink Industry (...)

Texas Gun is one of the 6,700 gun dealers located near the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

The deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week, which left 58 people dead, has reignited the debate over gun control. The state of (...)

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein: Meryl Streep has spoken out against his “abuse of power” but said he treated her with respect. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Meryl Streep, the most admired actress in the entertainment industry, on Monday criticised Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for “inexcusable behavi(...)

United Airlines jets at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago

US carrier United Airlines will axe its service from Shannon Airport to Chicago next year. United has been operating the seasonal service five times (...)

Transatlantic growth: Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Relations between Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport have “soured immensely” in the last year, according to the airline’s chief operating officer, Mike Rut(...)

Jake La Motta  during a training session at Gleason’s Gym, New York in 1949. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middlewe(...)

IRFU CEO Philip Browne:  “We have put a really, really forceful proposal on the table to Rugby World Cup.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Ireland team behind the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup has declared that, compared to previous World Cups, the financial offer will be the l(...)

Crowds at the Proms in Enniskillen.

Castle Coole in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh was the perfect backdrop for a night of stunning live music on Saturday as thousands of people descended on (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar being interviewed for the New York Times. Photograph:Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

The following column written by Maureen Dowd is reproduced as it appears in the New York Times It was a true Irish honeymoon — short and judgmental.(...)