UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in Melbourne ahead of her title fight against Holly Holm. Photograph: Paul Crock/Getty Images

The main boulevard in Sarajevo was ghostly quiet on Thursday evening and images of Ronda Rousey speaking on television were easily visible in the cafe(...)

Workmen put the finishing touches to the Weeping Window Poppy installation at St George’s Hall, in Liverpool, yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Can we please stop shouting at one another?   Eight years ago, Jon Snow, the brightly tied Channel 4 newscaster, coined the phrase “po(...)

Ireland’s Aisling Daly in action against Ericka Almeida during the UFC Fight Night at the  3 Arena in Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The UFC’s Fight Night in Dublin ended, as expected, with UFC president Dana White telling the Irish fans: “I’ve travelled the world putting on these e(...)

 Michael Conlan, right, Ireland, exchanges punches with Murodjon Akhmadaliev, of Uzbekistan during their ’s Bantamweight final bout. Photo: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Michael Conlan returned to his corner at the end of the first round of his World Championship final and a resigned Billy Walsh asked him: “So I guess (...)

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

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(...)