France head coach Guy Noves: has promised to restore some of the traditional flamboyance of les Bleus. Photograph:Inpho

One of the more fascinating aspects of another Six Nations campaign is the contrast in the coaching tickets, and specifically the head coaches. Coming(...)

Chandos’s centenary survey of the orchestral music of Argentina’s most celebrated composer, Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983), begins with three early wo(...)

A swarm of locusts last September in the Lavalle area of Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina. Farmers reported seeing swarms that were four miles wide and two miles high. Photograph: Senasa via The New York Times

Farmers and fumigators in Argentina are running out of time as they scramble to control the country’s worst plague of locusts in more than half a cent(...)

Brian Hanley, co-ordinator with the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas, and Bishop John Kirby , ICPO chaiman,  in  Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The man stood in the arrivals hall in Dublin Airport, feeling euphoric, but also lost, one of an increasing number of Irish people who are deported ba(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he would confirm the Government’s commitment to keep the cost-base under control and contain public spending when he met existing and potential investors at Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Collins

Ireland’s economy would have fared better if it had been permitted by the European Central Bank to burn private debt holders, Nobel Prize-winning eco(...)

Rory Best: Candidacy will not have been harmed by reports of his half-time rallying call which contributed to Ulster’s comeback from 23-0 down to win in Oyannax . Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rory Best is the odds-on favourite to be named as the next captain of the Irish rugby team when Joe Schmidt announces a squad of around 36 or 37 playe(...)

 US actor Leonardo DiCaprio at the Crystal Award Ceremony on the eve of the opening of the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

Global leaders arrived in Davos last night for the start of the World Economic Forum amid increasing concerns about the health of the global economy,(...)

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on BBC1’s ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

A row has erupted within the British Labour party over the country’s Trident nuclear deterrant after party leader Jeremy Corbyn suggested the UK could(...)

The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

Finger on the pulse: Ryan Tubridy on   the set of the 2015 Late Late Toy Show with a stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a movie which itself has been a big hit with audiences since its recent release. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Late Late Toy Show was once again by far the most watched programme on Irish television last year. An average of more than 1.5 million people wa(...)