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Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw  is tackled by Jonny May of England during their   Six Nations defeat at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd. Photograph: Reuters

Perhaps the most acute disappointment arising from Ireland’s quarter-final defeat to Argentina in the 2015 Rugby World Cup was the fact that Joe Schmi(...)

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Glencore pledged to cap coal production as the world’s biggest exporter of the commodity responds to investor pressure for action on climate change. (...)

  Toyota Ireland CEO Steve Tormey: “You don’t need to go full electric just yet. We can meet our 2021 emissions figures, that 95g/km average, easily with hybrid power.”

Toyota’s hybrid system, as the chief executive of Toyota Ireland puts it, “is an overnight success that’s taken 20 years”. Certainly, there seems to (...)

Sean O’Brien at an Ireland Rugby press conference in Carton House, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There were a number of considerations that informed Seán O’Brien’s decision to sign a three-year contract to join London Irish after this year’s Rugby(...)

A car transporter  is driven out of Honda’s Swindon manufacturing plant, which it says will close. Photograph: Adrian Dennis / AFP / Getty

Honda Motor’s decision to end carmaking in Britain casts a pall over the future of the UK auto industry after it recovered from near extinction just a(...)

Junichiro Hironaka, new lawyer of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, speaks with media outside his office in Tokyo. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri / AFP / Getty

With a trial looming this year on charges of aggravated breach of trust and filing false statements to regulators regarding $80 million in deferred in(...)

A sailor and a woman kissing in Times Square as people celebrate the end of second World War on August 14th, 1945, in New York. Photograph: Victor Jorgenson/US Navy via The New York Times

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square, New York celebrating the end of the second World War has died aged 95. George Mendonsa fel(...)

Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has pushed back against the US, telling the BBC there was no way the US can crush the company. “The world cannot leave u(...)

Japanese former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada, who was sentenced to death for the murder of four members of a family in 1966. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Iwao Hakamada (82) spends a lot of time in the neat apartment he shares with his sister gazing out the window. After 48 years in jail, most of it in s(...)

 Stephen Barclay: Britain’s Brexit secretary  will resume his discussions with EU officials in Brussels.  Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Brexit talks resumed in Brussels on Monday night with a British focus almost entirely on legal language to put a time limit on the Irish backstop. Bu(...)

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