US trade representative Robert Lighthizer: hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017. Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking towards a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement wit(...)

Irish golfer Rory McIlroy who has started legal proceedings against three defendants, including his former management firm Horizon Sports Management. Photograph: PA

Golfer Rory McIlroy’s action against his former agent, Horizon Sports Management, is to be fast-tracked in the big business division of the High Court(...)

SIPTU President Jack O Connor said savings can be made by increased tax on wealthy and through savings from  the promissory notes deal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is seeking to open a second round of talks with unions despite warning the public sector unions that it would enforce pay cuts. (...)