Colette Ashe is an Irish knitter who has set her sights very high, preparing to take on the Italians at what they do best – fine gauge cashmere kni(...)

Health workers in protective suits unload Dr Martin Salia, a surgeon working in Sierra Leone who had been diagnosed with Ebola, from an ambulance at the Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. Photograph: Brian C Frank/Reuters

A physician infected with the Ebola virus is in “extremely critical condition” at the Nebraska Medical Center where he arrived yesterday to receive(...)

George Best, tackled: Immortal
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Given all the ink previously devoted to George Best you’d be forgiven for thinking there was little new to be added to the subject, yet Duncan Hamilto(...)

Diamond Jubilee winner Slade Power is an 11-4 favourite for the July Cup at Newmarket. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s not unknown for a Group 1 sprint to end in a dead-heat and that would be the ideal July Cup result this Saturday for the Eddie Lynam team whose s(...)

‘Butterfly Catchers’ (1999) by Hannah Starkey. Photograph courtesy of Maureen Paley Gallery

Northern Ireland was one of the most photographed places in the world during the Troubles. It was a relatively easy destination for photojournalist(...)

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Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day. So, be careful out there. Yes,TS Eliot’s “cruellest month” is upon us, “breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mix(...)

Some companies will get employees to wear crazy clothes just to stand out from the crowd at events such as the Dublin Web Summit. PHOTOGRAPH: BRENDA FITZSIMONS

Walking along Howard Street in San Francisco late last February it was hard not to notice the number of adults cramming into bars and restaurants spor(...)

Royal Cork Yacht Club (08) passes Yacht Club Italiano (04) in the Rolex New York Invitational Cup off Rhode Island yesterday. The sole Irish entry lies second in the 20­boat international regatta that concludes tomorrow. Photograph: Rolex/Daniel Forster.

Anthony O’Leary’s Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) team need to continue their consistent performance off Rhode Island this morning if the sole Irish entr(...)

Ronald Le Bas assay master in the Assay Office in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Hallmarking of precious metal jewellery is possibly the oldest form of consumer protection and dates back to the 14th century when King Edward I signe(...)

LeBron James made good on his pledge to deliver multiple championships to the Miami Heat, winning a second straight National Basketball Association ti(...)