Richard E Grant: “There are 1,100 perfumes released every year. It’s like a 57-year-old man saying, ‘Right. I’m now going to release a pop record.’ You don’t stand a chance in hell. But here I am”

Richard E Grant has appeared in everything from Gosford Park to Doctor Who, from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Downton Abbey. He has even made a wildli(...)

Siri has been in trouble many times before. In 2011, the assistant declined to offer information on abortion clinics. She also swore at a 12-year-old boy. Image: Getty

Apple is refusing to comment on allegations that the Russian language version of its voice-controlled virtual assistant, Siri, has provided homophobic(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell, seen entering the Four Courts on Wednesday, has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling ordering him and his wife to vacate their Killiney Mansion in south Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins. 1:57

Retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife have been ordered by the Court of Appeal to leave their Killiney mansion in south Co Dublin within two (...)

England players run out on to the field for the second morning  of the first Test against the West Indies. Photo: Jason O’Brien/Reuters

England lost their last five wickets for 58 runs on the second morning of the first Test as the West Indies bowled out the tourists for 399 in Antigua(...)

Andy Keogh has been a huge success since joining Perth Glory last season. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland international striker Andy Keogh's wages are at the heart of a salary cap scandal in Australia’s A-League , with his c(...)

U2 guitarist The Edge (David Evans) with his son, Levi

"Two summers ago, Bono spoke to me about drawings he had made of his father. He asked if they could be used to raise money for the Irish Hospice Fo(...)

Medium and message: Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Conservative Party supporters in Cornwall. Click to the next photograph for an alternative take on the size of the crowd. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jim Murphy, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, stood at a bar counter late on Thursday night, buying a round of drinks for his staff after the s(...)

Jonathan Irwin, Laura Harmon, Charlie Bird, Biddy White Lennon and Anne Rigney outside the National Library in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Here’s an unexpected traditional twist: if same-sex couples want to marry, they should rush out and become engaged.If they don’t – no matter how much (...)

Gatwick airport near Crawley in West Sussex. Can there be a “world class potential resource” of oil nearby?

A tiny UK oil explorer has made the bold claim that there could be up 100 billion barrels of oil lying 650ft beneath the home counties of southeast E(...)

Ulster’s Ireland contingent of Iain Henderson, Jared Payne, Rory Best and Tommy Bowe do a selfie after the Six Nations Championship win against Scotland at Murrayfield last month. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Ulster travel to the Sportsground this Saturday knowing that for their hosts, Connacht, focusing on rugby will be a relief given the events of the las(...)