Studio rat: Daniel Lanois. Photograph: Brad Barket/Getty/CBGB

Daniel Lanois is on the road again. He’s calling from a hotel in Seattle as his tour heads up the west coast of the United States and into his nati(...)

 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court  Mrs Susan Denham in court: she wrote ‘a number of members of the court have fallen ill . . .  and I believe that the cold temperatures have been a factor in this.’ Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Chief Justice warned she would have to cancel court sittings earlier this year because it was so cold in the Supreme Court as a result of a faulty(...)

Former South African president  Nelson Mandela: the  sequel is based on a little known manuscript Mandela wrote by hand but never completed, chronicling his time as the country’s first black president. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

“I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest(...)

Brian McGuigan (centre) with his son, Ciaran McGuigan (right) and Phelim Darby, production manager Orior

In February a 12-metre container left Belfast for Liverpool for shipping to New York. In it were some 50 pieces of handmade furniture from Orior, in N(...)

Oscar winners (left to right): Best Actor in a Supporting Role JK Simmons, Best Actress in a Supporting Role Patricia Arquette, Actress in a Leading Role Julianne Moore and Actor in a Leading Role Eddie Redmayne, in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire 2:50

Alejandro G Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a dizzying tale of Broadway composed as if shot in one continuous take, has wo(...)

Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty is mobbed by team mates after he scored the winner in the Blades’ 1-0 victory over Southamption at Bramhall Lane

Sheffield United 1 Southampton 0Sheffield United reached their second semi-final in a matter of months after once again belying their league status ag(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: said  Ireland was “very well-placed” to benefit from inclusion in the EU investment plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has submitted more than 70 projects for possible inclusion in the EU’s €315 billion investment plan, with energy, social housing and i(...)

European commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs Pierre Moscovici (left) and French finance minister Michel Sapin at the start of the Ecofin meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ireland has “nothing to fear” from European proposals to tackle multinational tax avoidance, the Minister of State at the Department of Finance Sim(...)

Ryanair climbed 3.16 % as markets continued to react positively to its launch of a business-class service. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Iseq rose by a solid 0.8 per cent yesterday, as European stocks generally advanced in the final minutes of trading after remaining little changed (...)

Always on: there is always the choice to opt out of the clamour – or so I thought. Illustration: Robinolimb via Getty Images

If you were born before the 1980s, you will have lived as an adult in a world without the internet. Yours is the last generation in history that ca(...)