Mrs Maureen Mullins, jockey  Patrick Mullins and Willie Mullins after  Wicklow Brave’s victory in the Betdaq Punchestown Champion  at Punchestown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Photograph

Willie Mullins has confirmed Faugheen remains on course to return to action in next month’s Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. However the champion jum(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins visit the Irish Australian Support and Resource Bureau (IASRB). With them, from left, are bureau members Cathy Mortell , Esme Friel and Anna Toner. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Eugene Naughton used to write a letter home to Co Meath once a month from Australia. If he wanted to talk to relatives, he had to plan – weeks in adva(...)

Katie Kiernan with her partner Shane and son Nathan in Canada: 'I knew if we stayed in Ireland, we would struggle for the rest of our lives.'

In the 12 months to April this year, 30,800 Irish people moved abroad. The figure is higher than the number that emigrated in 2010, when the recession(...)

The fourth formal day of engagements for President Michael D Higgins’ State visit to Australia was dominated by business and economics.

Australia’s political leaders have told President Michael D Higgins that they see the United Kingdom’s chances of creating new post-Brexit trade agree(...)

Take a five-day break in Westport this winter for €219

Escape to the West for five days for €219 Take the train to Westport and enjoy five days of pre-Christmas fun in four-star Hotel Westport. Over three (...)

A Hong Kong fan waves a flag that reads ‘Die for Hong Kong’ during a world cup qualifier at Mong Kok stadium in Hong Kong in 2015. File photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong football fans booed, turned their backs and brandished their middle fingers during a performance of China’s national anthem at a friendly a(...)

People march through the streets of Hong Kong during an “anti-authoritarian” rally on China’s National Day, in Hong Kong, on Sunday. Photograph: Alex Hoffard/EPA

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has called for unity after tens of thousands of people took to the streets on Chinese National Day to protest (...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: “We’ve seen double the visits from Japanese firms to Ireland last year.”

Direct flights between Dublin and Tokyo are inevitable given the increased interaction between the two states, according to the Tánaiste and Minister (...)

’A new flexible route into chartered accounting is opening doors to many students who may have felt that this was not an option for them.’ Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Becoming a chartered accountant has long since involved a familiar route: graduate from college and enter a training programme with one of the big aud(...)