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Philip Smith outside the Employment Appeals Tribunal last year: he was one of three executives suspended by RSA in Ireland in 2013.

Ireland’s biggest insurer, RSA, has reached an out-of-court settlement with its former chief executive Philip Smith relating to an appeal by the compa(...)

UCD’s Barry Daly scores his team’s second try  of the game against Old Belvedere at Anglesea Road. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Division 1A leaders UCD had the measure of local rivals Old Belvedere for the third time in recent weeks, as a three-try salvo steered the students to(...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland during training yesterday at the University of Limerick ahead of Saturday’s game against Connacht. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Conor Murray is a major doubt for Munster as they prepare for Saturday’s top of the Pro12 table clash with leaders Connacht at Thomond Park. The Irela(...)

Former chief executive of Royal Sun Alliance Philip Smith arrives at the Employment Appeals Tribunal with members of his legal team on Monday morning. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The noise you heard on Monday was jaws dropping around town at the news that Philip Smith had been awarded €1.25 million by the Employment Appeals Tri(...)

Former RSA Ireland chief executive Philip Smith. He  “had to be a fall guy to satisfy the various outside interests”, his barrister claimed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) heard yesterday that Philip Smith, the former chief executive of RSA Ireland, was made the “fall guy” for wid(...)

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith is taking a case against his former employer

Former RSA Insurance Ireland chief executive Philip Smith has denied claims made at the Employment Appeals Tribunal that a culture of fear existed at (...)

Michael Collins features prominently in Michael Barry’s collection of photographs depicting the history of the Irish Civil War

History was my favourite subject in school. I loved the history books and most of all the photographs that graced them. For me these images were proof(...)

In 1923, Cumann na nGaedheal vice-president Kevin O’Higgins denied that his party had preached anarchy and famously said, ‘we are the most conservative-minded revolutionaries that ever put through a successful revolution’.

In March 1923 the Cumann na nGaedheal government was criticised in the Dáil for allowing the military to seize cattle found trespassing on a landlord’(...)

Car makers are starting to have some regrets  about opening the door to Google’s software

Both Volkswagen and Mercedes have used a major European car industry conference to raise concerns that tech giant Google is using in-car systems to ga(...)

RSA’s Irish division sufferd “significant” losses in the year’s first half, but the chief executive said the unit will remain part of the group. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

RSA Insurance Group’s Irish unit is likely to be fined following its accounting scandal last year. Group chief executive Stephen Hester said: “There w(...)

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