Carl Frampton at the weigh-in at the Europa Hotel for the fight with Chris Avalos. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

The Hitman was not happy with The Jackal – although it is tough to look convincing when you’re standing butt naked behind a towel in front of the oth(...)

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon is to receive the Tipperary International Peace Award. File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Ban Ki-moon is to be awarded an international peace prize for his role in tackling climate change, global conflicts and natural disasters, it has been(...)

Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper: both speak with what is known as ‘vocal fry’

Remember uptalk, the practice of ending all your sentences in a question? Even the ones that aren’t questions? You do? You can take your fingers ou(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

 Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, which has been sold to businessman JP McManus for an estimated €30 million.

The Five-star Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort has been sold to businessman JP McManus for an estimated €30 million. The Limerick-born multi(...)

  A new book will raise funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation. Sons + Fathers will contain an introduction by Colm Toibín and  contributions by Bill Clinton,Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day Lewis, Colin Farrell, Bono and all members of U2. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Members of U2, as well as a host of other musicians and writers are contributing to a special new Irish Hospice Foundation book celebrating the unique(...)

US presidential race

The early stages of an American presidential race, as the field fills with the hopeless and the eccentric, can often seem more diverting than conseque(...)

Varadero beach, Matanzas province, Cuba.  Former president Fidel Castro once said, Cuba has it all: bays, beaches, mountains, rich farmlands, music, dance, art. Photograph: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images

Cuba’s new tourism was the child of despair. For most Cubans, malnutrition is no distant memory. Its sugar economy went south overnight after the fall(...)

Sharon Shannon. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Traditional musician Sharon Shannon and her manager John Dunford have consented before the Master of the High Court to a judgment for €520,000 being r(...)

‘He’s alone on the stage – always his preferred setting. As an isolato, he can say what he thinks and define himself on his own terms. He can ascend to the mountaintop and ignore us when we pester him to come down.’ Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The talk up in Boston is all about deflation while the talk down here is all about inflation. Our sleek, techie president, whose battery dies f(...)