Conor McGregor is due to take on Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title in Las Vegas in December. Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

Tony McGregor, the father of Conor McGregor, has said years of following the mixed martial arts fighter around small venues and GAA halls has started (...)

Racing driver Betty Saadeh, part of the Speed Sisters, an all-female Palestinian racing team who compete on the West Bank’s professional car-racing circuit. (Photo: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/GettyImages)

With a swagger that might make Conor McGregor blush, the Bethlehem-raised racer Betty Saadeh (35) swings out of a modified car and back into her he(...)

RTÉ2’s ‘Reality Bites’ series includes 2FM DJ Louise McSharry’s ‘F*** Cancer’, which follows her as she prepares to marry her fiancé Gordon Spierin while battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

What was a modest, six-part documentary strand last year has, in RTÉ2’s new autumn schedule, grown to 18 one-hour films from subjects ranging from wei(...)

The fountains of the Bellagio light up in the middle of the Las Vegas strip

For much of the summer, I flitted in and out of the United States. I revisited some favourite cities and discovered some new ones. I love America m(...)

Conor McGregor will fight Jose Aldo next December in Las Vegas. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Conor McGregor is now so rich and famous that he doesn’t have to roll out of bed before two o’clock on any hot August afternoon in Las Vegas. This (...)

Laura Jayne Halton, winner of best dressed at Ladies’ Day at the  Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times 4:35

When you are a top class designer who has dressed Oscar nominees and ambassadors, winning best dressed lady cannot be that much of a stretch. Yet Lau(...)

Conor McGregor has said women’s UFC star Ronda Rousey could “throw me on my head in literally one second flat.” Photograph: Getty

Conor McGregor is tough enough to beat most people in UFC, but there’s one person he wouldn’t like to face in the Octagon: Olympic bronze medallist(...)

 UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey accepts the best female athlete award at the 2015 ESPYS  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

At the ESPYs (America’s rather lame attempt at a sporting Oscars) earlier this month, Ronda Rousey collected the “Fighter of the Year” gong and the(...)

1 Bill Murray does not think Bruce Willis is a “jackass”. In a surprise appearance, Bill Murray opens the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. T(...)

Conor McGregor   punches Chad Mendes during their interim featherweight title bout at UFC 189. Photograph: John Locher/AP

“It’s just another day for me. I’ve been the star since day one. It’s just another day in the life of a king, and it feels normal. People think there’(...)