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People wait in the stands to receive coronavirus vaccinations at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda, on May 31st. Photograph: Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP

African countries from Uganda to South Africa are buckling under a ferocious third wave of coronavirus infections as the continent falls far behind th(...)

Elaine Devereux, managing director, Adam Oberem, chief executive and co-founder and James Nelson, chief creative and co-founder of Lucky Beard which has announced a €1.1 million investment in its Irish operations. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

South African design and digital advisory company Lucky Beard is investing €1.1 million in its Irish operations as the company plans to expand its Dub(...)

Ellis Park in Johannesburg is due to host the third Test between South Africa and the Lions on August 7th. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Plans to have the Lions squad based exclusively in Johannesburg have been modified so as to incorporate a middle leg of three matches, perhaps includi(...)

 Lions fans  during the second Test against South Africa  in 2009  at Loftus Versfeld   in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The South Africa Rugby president, Mark Alexander, believes proposals being presented to the country’s government next week make “a strong case for a s(...)

Shane O'Brien in action for Fermanagh in 2009, trying to hold off the challenge of Monaghan's Dick Clerkin. Photograph: Inpho

Fermanagh GAA has expressed its “deep sense of shock and sadness” at the death of former player Shane O’Brien (35) in a car crash at Pretoria in South(...)

David Nucifora: ‘We’ve got to make sure that we continue to squeeze every drop out of the players we have.’ File photograph: Inpho

IRFU performance director David Nucifora hopes to open negotiations in January with players whose contracts are ending after this season. All discus(...)

Tom Kiernan pictured in 1982 when he was coach of Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

First a brief rolling back of the years. At the time of his retirement in 1973 Tom Kiernan was Ireland’s most-capped player, most experienced captain (...)

Herschel Jantjies of the Stormers during a Super Rugby match against Sharks last season. Photo:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

The four South African Super Rugby franchises could join an expanded Guinness Pro16 as early as next March if the existing travel restrictions caused (...)

In previous times, hiring a charter plane could cost in the region of €15,000-€20,000. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The organisers of the Pro14 will reveal the fixtures for the first 11 rounds of the 2020-21 campaign, which begins the weekend after next, this aftern(...)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks next to a screen showing an image of Tesla Model 3 during an event in Shanghai, China in January. Photograph: Reuters

As the gravity-defying surge by global equity markets has been playing out in recent months, technology shares have stood out. The likes of Apple, Mic(...)

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