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Sisk: the Irish construction specialist  has contracts for the overall Circle Square project in Manchester, worth a total of £236 million sterling. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Builder Sisk has won a contract for part of a development in Manchester that brings the value of its involvement in the overall project to almost €270(...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

Paddy Power Betfair has confirmed it is in talks to merge its US business with fantasy sports firm FanDuel. Photograph: PA

Paddy Power Betfair is considering merging its US business with fantasy sports company FanDuel to target the US sports betting market, the Irish bookm(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan: “My belief in rugby is that every week’s different. This is a whole new ball game, new referee, new teams.”  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Johann van Graan was walking a narrow line this week in Limerick. Guarded in how Munster can defeat Leinster, strident in the confidence his team has (...)

Direct Dublin-Beijing flights will be on Tuesday and Saturdays while the services including the Edinburgh stopover will be on Thursdays and Sundays.

China’s Hainan Airlines will begin its long-anticipated Dublin-Beijing flights on June 12th. The carrier signalled earlier this year that it would be(...)

 Scott Hutchison, lead singer of the band Frightened Rabbit, who was reported missing by his family. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A body recovered at Port Edgar, near Edinburgh, on Thursday evening is that of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison, Police Scotland said. The sin(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

 Prof Rose Anne Kenny,  director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing  at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It was while she was a research fellow in cardiology at Westminster Hospital that Prof Rose Anne Kenny developed the Head Up Tilt (HUT) test. Used to(...)

 Leinster’s Luke McGrath:  he  must prove the ankle damage sustained against  Saracens  has healed sufficiently.  Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

The Natal Sharks and a second South African side are set to join the Guinness Pro 14 in 2019/20. Having become increasingly disillusioned with the Sup(...)

Joey Carbery: His conundrum will find its own solution; elite rugby tends to. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

What is success? Dare I wonder, in this professional era, what Connacht coach Kieran Keane’s definition might be? In the beginning of professional rug(...)

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