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Wine sales: drinking up

We like a glass of wine, or two, or maybe more, to judge by the Irish Wine Association’s (IWA) report for last year. Wine sales grew to nine million c(...)

Alexis Sánchez: Chile’s 1-0 loss to Bolivia on Tuesday leaves their World Cup hopes hanging by a thread. Photograph: Martin Alipaz/EPA

In a little under a week Alexis Sánchez’s life has been turned upside down. When the Arsenal forward woke up last Thursday, on transfer-deadline day, (...)

Eddie O’Connor has assumed the role of executive chairman at Mainstream.

Energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor has decided to step back from the day-to-day management of Mainstream Renewable Power, the international wind farm (...)

Wine consumption in Ireland hit a record-equalling 9 million last year, matching the figure for 2011. Photograph: PA

Irish wine sales are booming again with a record-equalling 9 million cases sold last year, according to a report from the Irish Wine Association (IWA)(...)

Olive 	McCarthy pictured with her children Christopher (2), Anna (six months) and William (3), on Sherkin Island, off west Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ireland’s Islands is a continuing ‘Irish Times’ series on our offshore islands The births of six babies on Sherkin and Hare islands, off west Cork, i(...)

 Hermi Wildenboer is pictured  with her daughters Mia and Lulu and husband Louis at the ‘Vikings’ auditions in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There were none of the queues around the block seen in previous years, but this year’s open casting call for extras for the next season of the TV dram(...)

Jamie Vardy could return to the Leicester City team for the Saturday evening trip to play Manchester United. Photograph:   Scott Heppell/PA Wire

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated) Bournemouth (16) v Man City (5), 12.30pm - Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League Jermain Defoe could retain his p(...)

Santa Rita 120 Pinot Grigio Reserva Especial 2016, Central Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio are currently two of the most popular wh(...)

Global Footprint Network: calculates how many planets we would need to sustain the lifestyles of different countries, groups and individuals

“Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a finite planet is either a madman or an economist” – David Attenborough. On August 2nd the(...)

First produced by Duncan’s of Edinburgh in 1910, the new caramel, vanilla and later mint-flavoured “Whips” will not feature the familiar walnut

Following shrinking Maltesers bags and Toblerones with bigger gaps, Nestlé has announced the “walnot whip”, launching the first nut-free versions of i(...)

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