Don Keough was among the first recipients of an Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award honouring members of the Irish diaspora

Irish-American businessman Don Keough, a champion of Ireland who promoted Irish studies in the US and encouraged American corporate investment into Ir(...)

Julianne Moore, who is tipped to win best actress for her performance as a linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, said the experience of Richard Glatzer and his co-director and husband Wash Westmoreland “parallel” the film’s story. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Oscar nominee Julianne Moore says her heart-wrenching performance in Still Alice, is based on real dementia sufferers and inspired by the struggles of(...)

An illustration picture shows a one euro coin in water, which reflects the Greek flag, in Schwerin, Germany. Photograph: Jens Buettner/EPA

The euro wallowed near a nine-year trough on Tuesday, keeping up a wobbly start to 2015 as the prospect of more policy easing from the European Centra(...)

“I’ve always seen rappers as liberators.” Killer Mike (right) with collaborator MC El-P.

If you are looking for a hip-hop act to step up and take a good, hard look at American society, it looks increasingly as if Killer Mike is your man. O(...)

Frank McGuinness in Pearse Street Library, Dublin last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

If you were to put a gun to my head and demand I tell you what I believe to be the loveliest aria in all opera, I think I would surprise you. You coul(...)

 Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning  is surrounded by the media after a game against the San Francisco 49ers in which he broke the all-time NFL record with 509 career touchdowns. Photograph:  t Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Peyton Manning paid tribute to team-mates past and present after breaking Brett Favre’s NFL record for most career touchdown passes.Denver Broncos qu(...)

Martin Furlong: kept goals in an era when the goalkeeper was not as well protected as he is today. Photograph: Billy Stickland/inpho

When Martin Furlong took the call that changed the direction of his life, he didn’t even have a phone. “I had to go across the field to my neighbours(...)

Owens & Minor is to buy ArcRoyal, a surgical kit maker  in Kells, Co Meath

Owens & Minor, a $2 billion New York Stock Exchange-listed medical supplies company, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire(...)

 San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (left) can’t avoid  Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Photograph: Paul Buck

Defending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks experienced a surprise 30-21 loss to the San Diego Chargers while Peyton Manning led the Denver B(...)

Baltimore Ravens  terminated Ray Rice’s contract in the wake of video showing him hitting his fiancée Janay Palmer.  Photograph:   Rob Carr/Getty Images

A video showing the former NFL star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée was received by the league five months ago, according to a law enforcement off(...)