Andy Lee faces the count from the referee after being knocked down by Billy Joe Saunders (not pictured) during their WBO World Middleweight title match at Manchester Arena. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Andy Lee lost his WBO World Middleweight title to Billy Joe Saunders in a cagey contest in Manchester on Saturday night. Lee was on the canvas twice (...)

Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, is set to merge with Irish-based Allergan, the maker of Botox

Pfizer and Allergan were racing to put the finishing touches to the biggest healthcare deal in history on Sunday afternoon, as the pair prepare to unv(...)

Conor Saunders: focused his study for an MSc on probiotics and gut health

Nutrition experts have long been aware of the importance of gut health to overall wellbeing. They’re keen for people to eat foods that help intestina(...)

Sex abuse survivor Marie Collins has admitted to feeling frustrated by the slow pace set by the Holy See’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, of which she is a member. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

Sex abuse survivor Marie Collins has admitted to feeling frustrated by the slow pace set by the Holy See’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of(...)

Andy Lee will defend his WBO middleweight title against Peter Quillin, with the winner to take on Billy Joe Saunders. (Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

Irish champion Andy Lee will defend his WBO middleweight title against Peter Quillin, a Chicago born boxer of Cuban decent and unbeaten in 31 professi(...)

 Independent Mick Wallace arriving at Leinster House. 	Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Allied Irish Bank (AIB) is set for a major loss on the €4 million it lent to independent TD Mick Wallace to purchase a site in Dublin. T(...)

Gardai have sealed off the scene on Faussagh Avenue, Cabra in Dublin this morning to investigate the death of a man in his 20s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death a 21-year-old who suffered severe head injuries after being attacked with a golf club o(...)

Another part of the property portfolio owned by M&J Wallace, the development company controlled Independent TD Mick Wallace, at the Italian(...)

Paul Lynch's books of the year
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  • November 30, 2013, 06:00

George Saunders’s Tenth of December (Bloomsbury) is almost matchless in contemporary short fiction: these are stories with heft and heart told in a(...)

A model presents a creation by British designer Phoebe Philo from her spring/summer 2014 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Céline during Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Phoebe Philo at Céline is one of fashion’s star performers. She is keenly watched and influential. Her current winter collection with its pastel colou(...)