Carl Frampton throws a right at Chris Avalos during the  IBF super-bantamweight world title fight  at the Odyssey Arena on  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

(...) think Scott wants it, it’s a summer showdown between the both of us. It’s a massive fight but Scott(...)

Márquez’s superb late novel The General in his Labyrinth). In 1816, as Márquez reminds us here, Bolívar(...)

Matt Sumell’s debut novel ‘Making Nice’ is  a funny and moving book comprised of interlinking, individually titled stories

(...)’s punching Mexicans in bars. But it is the narrator’s earliest memory of violence that tells us the most(...)

Wales captain Sam Warburton, with his knee iced up,  celebrates with team-mate Dan Lydiate after the victory over France at the Stade de France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) got us over the line. That was satisfying. I think we grew and matured as a team a heck of a lot(...)

Joan  Burton said the Coalition was building the economic recovery and with it new jobs and opportunities for people.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) steps that will enable us to introduce two weeks’ paid paternity leave. So that new mums and dads can(...)

Coach  Vern Cotter accepted the blame for Scotland’s defeat to Italy in the Six Nations match at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) to address a couple of simple things which will help us change and control outcomes better(...)

Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama for St Patrick’s Day this year. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama(...)

A massed planting of Betula ‘Fascination’ in Helen Dillon’s Dublin front garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston
Gardening: Time to hug the trees

(...) the film Avatar. All this, I reckon, is worthy of a hug. And Ireland needs more of us tree huggers(...)

(...) of Iveragh is captivating. The solitary sheep that shared the summit with us also seemed entranced as(...)

States. A Co Mayo company will erect a traditional US barn or a cute little chapel for your ceremony and(...)