Anna Kennedy with mum Eilish and dad Jimmy at their home in Co Donegal. Photograph: Declan Doherty

‘In my gut, I knew something was wrong.” At her home in Donegal, sitting across from her husband Jimmy, Eilish Kennedy describes the moment 13 years (...)

 Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El today. Photograph: Getty Images
Funeral of Joan Rivers held in New York
  • US
  • September 7, 2014, 16:34

A host of stars have attended the funeral of American comedian Joan Rivers, giving her the send-off she had asked for.The 81-year-old died last Thursd(...)

Gay Rights supporters protest against the exclusion of the gay community during the 252nd annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York, March 2014. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

The organisers of the New York City St Patrick’s Day parade, the largest in the world, are lifting a ban prohibiting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transg(...)

Irish-American property and sports billionaire Frank McCourt at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. Photograph: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

Nestled inside the historic Horse Guards Parade is a beautiful arena which is the setting of the eleventh leg of the 2014 Longines Global Champions(...)

Sean Dunne:   has been engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with his two biggest creditors – Nama and Ulster Bank – through the Connecticut bankruptcy court before Judge Alan Shiff. Photograph:  Steve Miller

A hearing in a Connecticut court yesterday was meant to have been an opportunity to agree procedures to fast-track the discovery of information betwee(...)

John Isner returns a serve against Andy Murray, from Great Britain, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, in Mason, Ohio. Photograph: Al Behrman/AP

John Isner stands an imposing 6ft 10in, has served nearly 6000 aces in his career, and, at Wimbledon in 2010, defeated Nicholas Mahut in the longest m(...)

 Ulpotha,  in Sri Lanka, which offers yoga and Ayurvedic retreats

I want to go away for about three weeks from December 27th, travelling on my own. I’m a yoga enthusiast and would like to go somewhere warm and tropic(...)

Steven Cohen: a judge ruled yesterday that the entire case against him and SAC can go forward. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

A US federal judge has rejected billionaire investor Steven A Cohen’s bid to dismiss lawsuits by shareholders of pharma firms Elan and Wyeth who clai(...)

Many customers still are not feeling comfortable about spending more in an uncertain economic environment, says Macy’s chief executive, Terry Lundgren

US retail giant Macy’s cut its full-year same-store sales forecast, after second-quarter sales failed to make up for weakness in the first quarter whe(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images 1:27

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)