Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals against Switzerland’s Roger Federer. Photograph: Alex Morton/Reuters

Both finalists were history men but Novak Djokovic underlined that he has more of it in front of him than does Roger Federer when he beat the Swiss in(...)

The last time Johnny Marr featured prominently on a live album, it was on The Smiths’ 1988 record Rank. Twenty-seven years later, the gui(...)

Novak Djokovic reacts after beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori in London. Photograph: Getty.

Novak Djokovic, as expected, continues to look invincible as the season he regards as his “best ever” moves with the momentum of a runaway truck towa(...)

Roads cut through the site where EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station will be constructed in Bridgwater, southwest England. File photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping sealed a multibillion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that prime minister Davi(...)

Times past: ‘Speaker’s Clock’ that plays ‘God Save the Queen’ was previously on loan to Leinster House

There was standing room only in the saleroom at the Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare, on Tuesday when Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers sold the conte(...)

Dave Mulligan launched a new brand of poitín – Bán Poitín – in London eight weeks ago.

Dave Mulligan has been living in London for the past four years. Having run the popular speakeasy-style pub Shebeen for three years, he and his busine(...)

 Police were called on Friday by a member of the public, who came across plants growing on disused private land on Lower Marsh Lane, Kingston, southwest London. Photograph: PA Wire

A “forest” of suspected cannabis plants that looked like Christmas trees has been found in a remote area. Police were called on Friday by a member of (...)

Bob Geldof: the musician said he feels “profound shame” at a situation which has seen many die in their desperate attempts to flee war. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bob Geldof says Europe’s response to the current migrant crisis makes him “sick”, and has offered to accommodate four refugee families in his UK resid(...)

 Ireland players celebrate a goal against Belgium in the  EuroHockey Championships at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England. Photo:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

EuroHockey Nations Championships Ireland 2 (P Caruth, J Jackson) Belgium 2 (S Dockier, F van Aubel) Ireland’s men’s hockey team added yet (...)

‘A large and frightening sea monster seen by several people off the coast of Kilkee, Ireland’. Image from The Days’ Doings, 1871. Photograph: Mary Evans Picture Library in London

An image of Co Clare’s sea-serpent - Victorian Ireland’s equivalent of the Loch Ness monster - has resurfaced after 144 years. The artist’s impress(...)