Bewley’s Cafe in Grafton Street. The famous coffee shop closed for a six-month refurbishment.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It’s back to the future for Bewley’s, the Grafton Street, Dublin landmark. Ten years after it closed its doors for refurbishment to open a restaurant(...)

Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance  in the sexually explicit mainstream film ‘Intimacy’

The Fifty Shades juggernaut rolled into town recently amid a storm of white-hot hype, only to be met with stinging criticism. Chief among the gripe(...)

Tipperary manager Peter Creedon insisted  he wasn’t “overtly pleased” with his side’s display – despite the comfortable nature of the victory over Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 1-14 Limerick 1-2 Peter Creedon’s Tipperary put their Armagh heartbreak behind them to register their first points in Division Three (...)

Ethan Rafferty’s goal put Armagh ahead by 1-8 to 0-5 after 43 minutes against Wexford at Wexford Park. Photograph: Inpho

Armagh 2-13 Wexford 1-8 Armagh opened nervously falling four points adrift inside the opening 15 minutes but they eventually overpowered Wexfo(...)

  A new book will raise funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation. Sons + Fathers will contain an introduction by Colm Toibín and  contributions by Bill Clinton,Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day Lewis, Colin Farrell, Bono and all members of U2. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Members of U2, as well as a host of other musicians and writers are contributing to a special new Irish Hospice Foundation book celebrating the unique(...)

Roche shares fall as much as 4.1 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Roche Holding AG, the world’s largest seller of cancer drugs, said the Swiss franc’s surge may strip 9 percentage points from growth in operating prof(...)

 Tempers flare eight minutes in at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Photograph: Russell Pritchard / Inpho

Tyrone 1-12 Armagh 1-10The biggest crowd of the day was drawn to the Athletic Grounds, to witness the cross-Blackwater meeting of old rivals Armagh an(...)

Brent for January fell to a low of $60.28 a barrel in Asian trade, down $1.57 and its lowest since July 2009

Brent crude oil hit a fresh five-year low close to $60 a barrel on Monday after producer group Opec restated its determination not to cut output despi(...)

03/12/14 - MAGAZINE -  WEDNESDAYThe New HM Store under renovation on Dublins Dame street in a former bank. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Capital investment H&M’s Dublin flagship store will open next Thursday in a magnificent Italian Gothic style 19th century building on Coll(...)

“The point is to actually break these bastards – that’s the point,” said Gerry Adams on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Newton’s third law is that for every action there will be an equal and opposite reaction. In Northern Ireland that translates as, for every tribal ins(...)