An attendee holds the order of service which features a portrait of the late Ian Paisley as guests arrive for thehis  memorial service at the Ulster Hall  in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images 2:19

More than 800 people attended a memorial service for the late DUP leader and first minister Ian Paisley in the Ulster Hall in Belfast this afternoon.D(...)

Jeff Buckley on stage at Wetlands, New York, in 1994, the year ‘Grace’ was released. Photograph: Steve Eichner/Getty Images

Some albums are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them with time. And some, like Jeff Buckley’s Grace, are a bit of both. Released(...)

Ireland’s Grace Davitt and Lynne Cantwell celebrate after their side’s victory over New Zealand in the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Peter Bracken was a contender. A genuine contender. Always had the size. Has a Heineken Cup medal too, won with Wasps in 2007. An Ireland cap passe(...)

 Tom Grace is the new Chairman of the Lions Board. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The British & Irish Lions today announced the appointment of Tom Grace as the new chairman of the Lions Board. He succeeds Gerald Davies who had o(...)

 Jack O’Rourke (10 months), from Ballynacargy, Co Westmeath, at a pregancy and baby fair at the RDS. According to CSO, the most popular Irish baby names in 2013 were Emily and Jack. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The most popular Irish baby names in 2013 were Emily and Jack, according to Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures released today.Emily retained the (...)

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For the first two scenes of Olivier Dahan’s peculiar hagiography of Princess Grace, the director shoots his heroine from the rear. Nicole Kidman manag(...)

The Sea

In recent years, John Banville has turned to writing crime fiction of a noirish hue. Somewhat surprisingly, this efficient, elegant adaptation (...)

Mary Deegan Kavanagh with a medal belonging to her aunt Maire Deegan, a member of Cumann na mBan, at the ceremony to mark the centenary of the foundation of Cumann na mBan at Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson 2:46

Irish people are “called forth to fulfil a new promise” and to build new relations that our predecessors could on(...)

Grace Orchard, of Carrigaline, Co. Cork, leaving court in February during the opening day of a High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

A child with cerebral palsy has secured €5.8 million under a settlement of her High Court action against the HSE over the handling and manageme(...)

The Congress: has a wonderful madness all its own
Review: The Congress

When Ari Folman’s follow-up to Waltz with Bashir arrived at Cannes last year, it created al(...)