Francois Hillebrand is met by his daughter Gurnica on his return home from South Africa today at Dublin Airport. Photograph:Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:23

At the arrivals lounge in Dublin Airport, Declan Carroll waits anxiously for his wife Orla as she makes the long journey from the tarmac, through cust(...)

There are few acts on next weekend’s Electric Picnic bill as suited to the festival’s off-stage attractions as Kelis Rogers. Given the festival’s p(...)

The Jura: Sean Rothery on the way to St Hippolyte. Taken from  A Long Walk South, An Irishman’s Trek on the GR5

I retired from a long academic career when I was 65. I had no choice, but the view back then and possibly still is that retirement is a good thing,(...)

Chi-Chi Nwanoku is a double bassist and a founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Chi-Chi Nwanoku is a double bassist and a founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The eldest of five children of a Nigerian fathe(...)

West Bromwich Albion’s Shane Long (2nd L) scores against Chelsea during their English Premier League clash   at Stamford Bridge in London. Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Chelsea 2 West Bromwich Albion 2: Jose Mourinho had planted a smacker on Steve Clarke’s cheek before kick-off, his former No2 welcomed back to thes(...)

Sole Power and Johnny Murtagh winning at Royal Ascot. The Darley July Cup is next up for Eddie Lynam’s star at Newmarket on Saturday.

Up to now the distance of Saturday’s Darley July Cup has always proved a furlong too far for Sole Power but Johnny Murtagh is hopeful the top Irish sp(...)

Andre Rieu

An awful reign of terror is finally drawing to a close. For the last two weeks, André Rieu, mullet-headed Dutch waltz-strangler, has had exclus(...)

An employee of Laiki Bank appeals for calm before the the bank reopened. Photograph: Reuters

Evripides is angry. He is a prosperous Cypriot businessman who handed over his firm to his son, but he pursues his own projects. Evripides has (...)