US first lady Michelle Obama declares the Special Olympics open at the Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s athletes received one of the loudest cheers of the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday night as they marched in(...)

Athletes Sean McDonald from Wicklow and Lyon Keogh from Dublin are pictured with Lisa Jane Dorman (left), Aer Lingus cabin crew member and Claire Teehan, Aer Lingus cabin crew member. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Liam Foley plans to celebrate his 18th birthday on Thursday by “meeting lots of famous people” in Los Angeles at the Special Olympics World Summer (...)

Louise Bruton  wearing her designer prosthetic leg by Sophie de Oliveira Barata’s Alternative Limb Project. Louise also wears creations by young Irish designer, Sophie Wallace with make up by Lorcan Devaney of Lorcansface. Photograph: Ruthless Imagery Photography

This month marked my 10th anniversary of being an amputee, and this is also the year I got a bejewelled prosthetic leg. When I was 17, I had my right (...)

Jennifer Lawrence: “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.” Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence to hit out at the leak of naked pictures of the actor online.The Oscar-winner, one of the most(...)

A spokesman for actor Jennifer Lawrence said they would seek to prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of her. Photograph: Monica Almeida/ The New York Times

Apple and the FBI are investigating an online hack that led to the posting of hundreds of explicit photos of some of Hollywood’s most famous female st(...)

Oscar winner: Wilde is ranked World’s No 1 Irishman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Who is the most famous Irish person who has ever lived? Or the most famous Irish person alive? We’ll come to an answer in a few paragraphs, bec(...)