Burt Reynolds, the man most middle-aged men are trying to be. Photograph from Smokey and the Bandit

Worryingly, this year I hit the same age as Billy Crystal’s character in City Slickers. Yes, I am now in the same age bracket as the central player(...)

Outgoing Hiqa chief executive Tracey Cooper: “I wouldn’t say we were the safest [health service]. We still have quite a long way to go.” Photograph: Eric Luke

After eight years running a rule over the Irish health service, the head of the State’s health watchdog has some good things to say about the syste(...)

The rally in drugmakers also nudged US stocks into rising for the sixth straight day of trading across the Atlantic, the longest streak of gains there since September

The market in Dublin rode the wave of resurgence that swept through European exchange(...)

Four times a year the travel industry gathers in the banqueting hall of a luxury hotel to subtly flaunt their wares to each other and some invited med(...)

Fr John Kearns at a memorial Mass for deceased bikers at the Sacred Heart Church in Clones, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Alan Betson

According to the song, Jesus rode a Harley Davidson, but as for Rev John Kearns, “I’m a Honda man”. The 56-year-old was introduced to motorcycl(...)

It is well known that there were no Harley-Davidsons in Ireland until The Late Late Show. Then, on the night of his final programme, in May 1999, Gay (...)

Kevin McAleer will take part in the Cat Laughs festival this weekend.

Bloom - Dublin - all weekendIreland’s largest gardening, food and family event takes place in Dublin’s Phoenix Park and has already proved to be a cro(...)