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Ireland’s William Porterfield in action against the West Indies in Sabina Park, Kingston. Photograph: Inpho/WICB

Ireland missed out on the opportunity to win a first series against a full-member country as they lost a low-scoring second Twenty20 Internatio(...)

Ed Joyce and Kevin O’Brien leave the pitch with the West Indies players after Wednesday’s victory. Photograph: West Indies Cricket Board.

Coach Phil Simmons could be excused wearing a wider smile than normal as he watched his present side beat his former one on another famous day(...)

 Usain Bolt celebrates his victory in the  200 metres  at the World Championships in Moscow. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA

Just when it seemed plausible to get one last Christmas out of giving friends a cassette tape mix of my favourite running tracks, along came Spotify a(...)

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, operates mobile networks in the Caribbean, Central America and the south Pacific .Photograph: David Sleator

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, plans to borrow more than €360 million from the capital markets to cover general compa(...)

“Few TDs are perceived to be more holier-than-thou than Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Labour Party TD for Dublin Bay North.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish psyche can be a hard thing to fathom at the best of times. A politician might be up to all kind of things but will only be utterly condemned(...)

The performance of Denis O’Brien’s Digicel dipped sharply in Haiti, one of the company’s main markets. Photographe: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Total group revenues at Digicel, the mobile phone company owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, fell by $7 million to $691 million in the three months t(...)

A group tour of Salzburg in Austria, birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music, also includes a visit to a ski resort and a concert
12 getaways of Christmas

A Wales of a timeIf you’re looking to take the kids away somewhere not too far, but still a world away, bag yourself a luxury lodge at Bluestone resor(...)

Thomas Bach, the new IOC president, is in Johannesburg warning countries that don’t meet Wada compliance of a potential ban from future Olympics.

Only 39 more shopping days to Christmas! If like me you’d sooner chew your own leg off than be trapped in that world then spare a thought for the larg(...)

London Calling: Soul II Soul outside their first shop in Camden, north London. Image courtesy of Jazzie B

So what does London sound like? In the case of Lloyd Bradley and his book Sounds Like London, which charts 100 years of black music in the English cap(...)

Siteserv, a construction services conglomerate assembled during the boom by Niall McFadden, was acquired by Denis O’Brien last year for €45 million

Sierra Support Services, which is owned by Denis O’Brien’s Siteserv group, is closing in on up to $30 million worth of state contracts in Papua New G(...)

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