New Zealand  Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern: responsible for a surge of support for her party after she was elected leader, increasing polling results by 19 points in just over a month.  Photograph:  Michael Bradley/AFP/Getty Images

Jacinda Ardern is set to become New Zealand’s next prime minister 26 days after the country’s electorate cast their vote. Kingmaker Winston Peters an(...)

If Ireland was to bring its employment rate for workers aged over 55 in line with Sweden, the resulting long-term GDP boost could be as much as  5.4 per cent, PwC said.

Ireland’s long-term GDP could be boosted by around €15 billion if the employment rate for workers over 55 increased substantially, according to a new (...)

Simon Zebo is tackled during Ireland and Australia’s last meeting at the Aviva Stadium last year. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Australia will host Ireland in the first three-test rugby series between the countries in June 2018, the country’s rugby union announced on a visit by(...)

President Michael D Higgins talks with New South Wales’ Governor David Hurley as they walk in the garden with Frances Fitzgerald at Government House in Sydney. Photograph: Steve Christo/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has encouraged Australian entrepreneurs to work in Ireland “as a bridge” to the European Union and Irish companies to work(...)

Warren Gatland: “I don’t know what planet he’s on but I was on a different tour to him if he thought we should have won comfortably.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Warren Gatland has revealed he was hurt by Seán O’Brien’s public criticism of the coaching on the summer British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand(...)

Portwest has been growing at a rate of 30 per cent a year and sells in 110 countries. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Westport-based safety clothing and protective equipment maker Portwest has splashed out almost €10 million buying another Australia company to ex(...)

Bishop Paul Colton said he was not surprised at the 2 per cent decline in the number of Church of Ireland members nationally. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Census figures on the level of Church of Ireland worship in Cork highlight a real challenge for local clergy as less than half of those declaring them(...)

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 (...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses the Legislative Assembly in Parliament House in Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

President Michael D Higgins acknowledged that injustices were inflicted on the Aboriginal people by Irish emigrants in Australia in a landmark address(...)

 Prof Neil Marlow, University College London, UK and Dr Deirdre Murray, SFI Infant Centre, University College Cork pictured at Baby Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection in the Newborn Conference in Killarney. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Cooling a newborn baby’s brain after a difficult or an early birth can slow down brain damage, a conference has been told. However the challenge was (...)