Hermès scarves and vintage handbags by Dior and Céline, as well as weekend bags by Louis Vuitton, are included in next Wednesday’s sale at O’Reilly(...)

Let loose your inner leprechaun by making your own slippers and stilettos. Shoeniversity, in the stables of Bantry House, is dedicated to reviving (...)

Paul Sieffert’s study of a nude, sold by Sheppard’s this week

Study of a Female Nude, an oil-on-canvas probably painted in the 1920s, by French artist Paul Sieffert sold for €19,000 – comfortably above its estima(...)

Investors were awaiting a statement from the Federal Reserve about the timing of a possible interest rate increase in the US. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

European stocks tumbled the most since September, pulling back from their recent highs after a report showed the US economy grew by just 0.2 per cent(...)

An early 20th-century flying machine guiding at €3,000-€5,000

An unusual Victorian regimental military helmet, of a type known as a “chapka”, that belonged to an officer in the 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers – a 19th (...)

Aine Curran celebrates what proved to be her winning goal against Hermes in the Irish Senior Cup Final at the National  Hockey Stadium, Belfield, Dublin.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Elks 1 Hermes 0 Aine Curran’s delightful 30th-minute goal propelled the Ulster Elks to a maiden women’s Irish Senior Cup title at Belfield yes(...)

Ireland will be part of a ten-team tournament in Argentina with potentially six places available for Rio 2016 on the line.

The men’s national squad can look towards a short rest before the final qualification tournament in Argentina presents an opportunity to compete in th(...)

The Stella McCartney show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The crowds that gathered on the steps of the Paris Opera yesterday morning for Stella McCartney’s winter show included star guests: her father Paul, W(...)

Rich colours: Dries Van Noten’s Paris show at the Hotel de Ville. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/ EPA

Paris fashion week opened with Irish designer Sharon Wauchob sharing the same day’s schedule on the busy calendar with Dries Van Noten and Rochas, (...)

Brian Williams moderating a presidential debate  in Florida  in January 2012. Williams said on Saturday he was stepping aside from daily news broadcasts for several days after admitting he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. Photograph: Chip Litherland/The New York Times

This was a bomb that had been ticking for a while. NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. T(...)