The band Manila Strings enjoy coffee outside Bewley’s on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:11

As the sun sinks below Kilimanjaro and a warm afternoon gives way to a chilly night, a group of middle-aged men – and one young hipster – circle a (...)

“Euros would be useless as a currency, and I had forgotten to furnish myself with a supply of coloured beads.” Photograph: Switzerland Tourism/swiss-image.ch

I thought John Cleese summed up mountaineering rather well in a Monty Python sketch. “Kilimanjaro can be a pretty tricky climb, you know,” he said. “I(...)

 Gary Barlow holding his OBE. The Take That star faces calls to hand back his OBE over claims he invested in a tax avoidance scheme. Photograph: PA Wire

Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected calls for Take That star Gary Barlow to hand back his OBE over claims the pop star invested in a tax avoi(...)

Republic of Telly hosts Bernard O’Shea and Jennifer Maguire (above) have been announced as the new presenters of RTÉ 2fm’s breakfast show.

Republic of Telly hosts Bernard O’Shea and Jennifer Maguire have been announced as the new presenters of RTÉ 2fm’s breakfast show. They will be joined(...)

Trish Egan from Cree, Fortall, Birr, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Just over two decades ago, actor Pierce Brosnan lost his 43-year-old wife, Cassandra to ovarian cancer. Earlier this month, his 42-year-old daughter, (...)

Conal O’Brien: could almost be described as a reluctant businessman

In many respects, Conal O’Brien was an unlikely candidate to succeed in the Irish motor industry. Discreet and reserved, he had an avers(...)