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FACTBOX-Rugby-The 2023 World Cup bidders

Sept 23 Factbox on the three nations - France, South Africa and Ireland - bidding to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup:

Ireland says 'lot of work' needed to move to next phase of Brexit talks 22 Sep 2017

DUBLIN Ireland's foreign minister on Friday welcomed Theresa May's speech in Florence calling for a Brexit transition deal, but said a lot of work was still required before the EU could move on to the next phase of talks with Britain.

Ireland says 'lot of work' needed to move to next phase of Brexit talks 22 Sep 2017

DUBLIN Ireland's foreign minister on Friday welcomed Theresa May's speech in Florence calling for a Brexit transition deal, but said a lot of work was still required before the EU could move on to the next phase of talks with Britain.

Ireland says 'lot of work' needed to move to next phase of Brexit talks 22 Sep 2017

DUBLIN, Sept 22 Ireland's foreign minister on Friday welcomed Theresa May's speech in Florence calling for a Brexit transition deal, but said a lot of work was still required before the EU could move on to the next phase of talks with Britain.

DUP leader says Brexit transition should be kept to 'absolute minimum' 22 Sep 2017

BELFAST The head of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist party, which is propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, on Friday called for any Brexit transition period to be kept to a minimum and accused the EU of trying to damage Britain.

DUP leader says Brexit transition should be kept to 'absolute minimum' 22 Sep 2017

BELFAST, Sept 22 The head of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist party, which is propping up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, on Friday called for any Brexit transition period to be kept to a minimum and accused the EU of trying to damage Britain.

Irish unemployment revised down, on track for lowest since 2008 22 Sep 2017

LONDON Ireland's unemployment rate in August was revised down to 6.1 percent from an initial estimate of 6.3 percent, the country's statistics agency said on Friday, putting it on track for its lowest quarterly level since 2008.

Rugby-Lions boss Feehan backs coaches after O'Brien criticism 22 Sep 2017

Sept 22 England and Irish Lions chief executive John Feehan has defended the team's coaching staff after Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien criticised them for over-training the squad during the drawn three-test series against the All Blacks earlier this year.

BRIEF-Bank of Ireland not planning non-performing loan sales 21 Sep 2017

* Bank of Ireland head of retail says has no plans currently to sell non-performing loan books Further company coverage: (Reporting By Padraic Halpin)

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Over-training cost Lions series win over All Blacks - O'Brien 21 Sep 2017

Over-training before the first and the final tests against the All Blacks cost the British and Irish Lions the chance to win the three-test series in New Zealand earlier this year, Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien has said.

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Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump dialled up the rhetoric against North Korea again at the weekend, warning the country's foreign minister that he and leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer", as Pyongyang staged a major anti-U.S. rally. | Video