Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph:
INPHO/Donall Farmer

As the Republic of Ireland ’s preparations ahead of the first of two critically important World Cup qualifiers continued to take shape in Malah(...)

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In July 2007, the Harris Report indicated that less than one third of pupils from English-medium schools achieved mastery of the Irish language(...)

Concerns about the bailout of Cyprus and plans to impose a levy on bank deposits on the island resulted in Europe an stocks retreating yesterday. B(...)

heir first reaction to the €10 billion Cypriot bailout deal today, amid fear that the deal could spark contagion across the euro zone. (...)

People wait to use the ATM machines outside a Laiki Bank branch in the Cypriot capital  Nicosia yesterday. Photograph: Petros Karadjias

The Cypriot parliament will hold an emergency debate this afternoon on the terms of Cyprus ’s bailout deal amid mountin(...)

Florian Homm: absconded with $500,000 in his underwear. Photograph: Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images

In the staid world of German business, Florian Homm was JR Ewing, Donald Trump and Gordon Gekko combined. A shaken rival who experienced Homm’s(...)

Mathilde is in a crisis. She cannot sleep; if she does, she has nightmares. Her life has become so intolerable that she has already consulted a(...)

Ready for take-off: the 6,350   working-holiday visas for Canada available to Irish people were allocated within two days. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

At the Working Abroad Expo in the RDS in Dublin this month, mechanics and plumbers lined up alongside bankers and nurses looking for informatio(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is attending emergency meeting on Cyprus bailput. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Finance ministers of the 17 euro-zone states gathered in Brussels for an emergency meeting this evening to finalise details of a bailout for Cy(...)

Gunnera: the gargantuan Chilean rhubarb-that-isn’t. Illustration: Michael Viney

Spring doesn’t work without rain. After 17 days without a drop – such magical mornings! – a first millimetre in the rain gauge offered hope to (...)