Chelsea’s former Brazilian midfielder Ramires is to join Jiangsu Suning.  Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Transfer deadline day may have been fairly tame in England this year – Pep Guardiola’s bombshell move to Manchester City aside – but in China, the bus(...)

Colin Vearncombe performing in Edinburgh. File photograph: Getty Images

A ceremony filled with music and warm words provided a moving send-off for the international star known as Black in his adopted home of Schull, west C(...)

Colin Vearncombe had been driving from Schull to Cork Airport when the crash occurred on January 10th. Photograph: Gisli Snaer/PA

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday in Co Cork for singer-songwriter Black (53) who died in Cork University Hospital last month after being in(...)

Linda  and Andrea who got  married at Stresa on Lake Maggiore, Italy. Photograph: Silvia Cardia Photography,silviacardia.com

Linda, a civil servant from Co Longford, was celebrating a friend’s birthday in Café en Seine one night in April 2012 when she met financial analyst (...)

What was TS Eliot thinking when he described April as the “cruellest month” in his poem The Waste Land? April is a walk in the park compared with Jan(...)

Mario Sierra of Mourne Textiles

Maison et Objet is one of the world’s biggest interiors fairs. It draws retail buyers and interior designers from all over the world to Paris ev(...)

 Sam Bennett of Ireland and Bora-Argon18 celebrates winning stage two of the 2015 Arctic Race of Norway, a 162.5km stage between Evenskjer and Setermoen. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

If there was one moment last year which summed up Sam Bennett’s career thus far, it was his success on August 14th in Setermoen. He was riding the Tou(...)

Textile designer Aoife Mullane and designer Grainne Walley. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gráinne Walley Designer Walley (21) is a final-year student at NCAD who is applying hand-crochet methods to oversize chunky natural yarns – linen and(...)

Ferrari Sports cars sit outside the New York Stock Exchange

Ferrari shares fell in early trading in their Milan bourse debut on Monday as the luxury sportscar maker completed its spin off from parent Fiat Chrys(...)

The takeover of Aer Lingus by British Airways looks set to add to Dublin Airport’s business with flights to new destinations in the summer. Photograph: Reuters

Returning to Dublin this week from Minneapolis you could not miss the fact that it is Christmas time. While many suburban gardens in Minneapolis were (...)