John O Donnell

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Ireland celebrate their third place finish in the London Sevens. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Ireland capped off a historic weekend by beating England 21-19 at the death to secure bronze in the London Sevens at Twickenham. The win comes after (...)

Johannesburg-listed Spar South Africa, which owns an 80 per cent stake in BWG, referred briefly to the deal in its interim financial results yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

BWG Foods, the owner of the Spar franchise in Ireland, has refinanced its debts estimated at about €220 million. It is understood the new banking faci(...)

Jimmy O’Brien (L) and Harry Kennedy in action against Uruguay. Photograph: Jayne Russell/Inpho

Ireland are through to the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Sevens Repechage tournament after a comprehensive 38-5 win over Zimbabwe in the last eight. A(...)

Screengrab taken from the Instagram account of Andy Murray (andymurray), after his operation in Australia. Photograph: PA

Andy Murray’s decision to go under the knife in a Melbourne hospital on Monday morning – defying a swathe of expert and amateur opinion – looks like i(...)

Patricia King of Ictu: urged the Government to scrap the existing reduced VAT rate for the hotel and food services sector. Photograph: Eric Luke

Trade unions have vowed to oppose any move by employers to use technological advances in robotics, automation and artificial intelligence as tools to (...)

Ireland sevens captain Billy Dardis. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The Ireland Men’s Sevens team will go to Sandy Park in Exeter on Saturday and Sunday week with an opportunity to earn a place at the Rugby Sevens Worl(...)

October 2008: AIB chief executive Eugene Sheehy rules out bailout. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

August 2008: AIB reports a €1.28 billion pretax profit for the first half of 2008. Pays €270 million dividend to shareholders as most other banks glob(...)

Daithí Ó Cearbhalláin’s passing  occurred on the 27th anniversary of a rescue mission which he was decorated for, where he and his Air Corps colleagues assisted a fishing vessel in trouble in treacherous seas off Donegal. Photograph: Brian Arthur/ Press 22

Daithí Ó Cearbhalláin, who has died after a short illness, was one of the State’s most experienced search and rescue helicopter airmen, and a committe(...)

BWG Group’s profit increase was buoyed by the devaluation of the South African rand, which helped its parent company, the Johannesburg-based Spar Group, post a 12.3 per cent rise in earnings. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

BWG Group, the owner in Ireland of the Spar and Mace chains, posted a 41.4 per cent surge in operating profit in the 12 months to the end of September(...)

Eamon Mills of Lansdowne runs in for his side’s first try at Trinity. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin University 14 Lansdowne 25 Dublin University’s spell at the top of Division 1A lasted just a week after Lansdowne consigned the high-flying st(...)

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