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Latest: Munster’s game against the Bulls in Pretoria this Saturday has been officially postponed due to the spread of the new variant of Covid-19 in South Africa. URC organizers are now working with the four visiting clubs – Munster, Cardiff, Scarlets and Zebre – to facilitate their return home as soon as possible. “Due to …

Dermot Desmond received a windfall of 27.5 million euros last year from Intuition Publishing, his Dublin-based e-learning company. This brings the amount of cash he has received from the company in the form of dividends and loans to around € 42.5 million over the past two years. Accounts recently filed for Intuition, which sells online …

Celtic’s hopes of advancing in the Europa League were agonizingly dashed as a late retaliation from Bayer Leverkusen denied them a famous victory in Germany. The spirited team of nge Postecoglou knew they would probably need a win to keep their last 32 dream alive and they were on track for that result until the …

The Central Bank will impose new financial rules on real estate funds, warning that a massive sale of assets by these entities could destabilize the sector. In its latest financial stability review, the regulator said real estate funds now hold 40% of the Republic’s commercial residential real estate assets, worth an estimated 23 billion euros, …

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. It affects around 10 million people worldwide and around 12,000 Irish people live with this disease which can lead to mobility problems and balance disorders. Ninety percent of those affected also experience difficulty with their voice and this is the problem addressed by …

“I cried when I found out I could go home,” said Tracey Malee, a New Zealand mother of two who has lived in Bohola, County Mayo since 2008. His joy follows confirmation today that vaccinated New Zealanders living in Europe can return to their home countries from February 13. “While I’m not happy that I …

Paul Nolan prepares for a few big days as Cheltenham festival heroine Ms Milner crosses the Irish Sea to tackle the long distance obstacle in Newbury on Friday. o The Irish raider has landed the second year competition since the What a Question, formed by Mouse Morris, prevailed 25 years ago and Nolan expects to …

The government plans to introduce security legislation that will allow it to exclude “high risk” telecommunications providers from being used in critical parts of Ireland’s next generation broadband network. The Cabinet decided to give Communications Minister Eamon Ryan the legal authority to conduct assessments of potential providers of 5G services – the replacement mobile broadband …

More than one in two Irish people living abroad plan to return to Ireland for Christmas, according to a new survey. This compares to the three in 10 who said they were thinking of coming home last year. The research, conducted by FRS Recruitment, aimed to determine Irish attitudes towards coming home for Christmas this …

Ireland’s love for Garth Brooks is truly a curious phenomenon. With his huge Stetson hats, double-jean look and American “love-dovey” manners – he’s everything modern Ireland pretends not to like. his country is known to behave coolly with celebrities, but that reservation seems to go right out the window for the country star. Yesterday at …