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The  Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. South Africa has 14 stadiums with a capacity of over 40,000. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Both the South African and French bids are, like that of Ireland into the third phase of the process, having hit the marks set down by World Rugby in (...)

While you might secure a job from Ireland through Skype or recruitment fairs, it helps to get on an aircraft if you are looking for a job in the Gulf region.

Across the Gulf States, Irish people are finding work in construction and engineering, tourism, agriculture, finance, education and the medical pro(...)

Keeva O’Connor: “There was a very small Irish expat community in Korea but together with the Irish consulate we managed to organise a St Patrick’s Day parade in Seoul”

As a child growing up in Skerries, Co Dublin, Keeva O’Connor used to sit with her father watching David Attenborough programmes, knowing that one day(...)

As Brazilian police wound up investigation of the OCI tickets case, further details emerged of text messages between Pat Hickey and the president of the IOC Thomas Bach in the run-up to the Rio Games. Photograph: Larry French/Getty Images

With Rio’s police winding up their investigation into the ticketing arrangements of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) at last month’s Games, the fo(...)

Olympic tickets allegedly seized from Kevin Mallon of THG Sports are displayed during a press conference last Monday. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images

The British company at the centre of the Olympic ticketing controversy did not have the right to sell tickets for the event, either in Brazil or abroa(...)

- Tony Hanway, chief executive of Virgin Media Ireland, Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Virgin Media customers hoping for a last-minute deal on BT Sports and Eir Sports channels will be left disappointed after its Irish head confirmed th(...)

 Luke Fitzgerald, Harry Redknapp, Kieran McGeeney and Robbie Fowler at the recent launch of Eir Sport, following the takeover of Setanta by Eir. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Virgin Media is set to drop Eir Sports from its cable TV platform at the end of this month after failing to agree commercial terms on a new wholesale (...)

A general view of play as the Texas Rangers played host to the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park in Arlington earlier this month. Photo: Getty

This column is a sucker for an old stadium. We once strode around an abandoned Tiger Stadium in Detroit, nodding to the ghosts of Cobb and Ruth as a b(...)

Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt is helping out his hockey counterpart Craig Fulton as the latter prepares his team for Olympics. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Craig Fulton, coach of the men’s Irish hockey team, has had discussions with Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt about how he can use rugby techniques an(...)

A view of the construction work at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar – workers have suffered human rights abuses two years after the tournament’s organisers drafted worker welfare standards in the wake of criticism, Amnesty International said. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

Despite five years of growing criticism, Fifa and the Qatari authorities have been accused of ongoing indifference towards systemic abuse and “appalli(...)

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