Brendan O’Carroll pictured with Eva Crean, Stepaside Dublin (right) and Ella Hannon Moss, Mountmellick, Co Laois, at a press conference on Moore Street, Dublin on Monday, announcing him as St Patrick’s Day parade grand marshal for 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 1:01

Brendan O’Carroll of Mrs Brown’s Boys fame has been named as the St Patrick’s Day 2015 grand marshal, capping off a successful year for the actor and (...)

A judge has ordered a young offender to take kickboxing classes to overcome his fear of local drug barons.At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durca(...)

Father Ted: Its Christmas special from 1996 was the most-watched programme on RTÉ 2 in December 2014.

RTÉ 2 has taken a few swerves in direction since Father Ted and Father Dougal first got lost in the lingerie department. Back then, the channel was ca(...)

 Ireland’s Conor McGregor salutes the Boston crowd. Photograph: Emily Harney / Inpho

Seconds after Sunday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship fight with Dennis Siver was mercifully stopped, the victorious Conor McGregor leapt over the (...)

UFC Fight Night 59: The near sell-out crowd was treated to an exhibition of McGregor’s exceptional mixed martial arts talent. Photograph: Inpho/Emily Harney

With odds of 1-12 in his favour, a victory for Conor McGregor on Sunday should have been considered a mere formality. But such is the Irishman’s star (...)

Conor McGregor has been getting plenty of attention in Boston ahead of his fight with Dennis Siver.  Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

An Irish accent goes a long way in Boston’s “Southie” neighbourhood, and it also helps if you are one of the world’s most exciting mixed martial artis(...)

Fine Gael senator Catherine Noone has admitted she was wrong in calling for UFC to be banned from Ireland, and labelling it a “vile so-called sport.”S(...)

 Katie Taylor pictured at Dublin Airport after arriving home from the world women’s boxing championships in South Korea where she won her fifth gold medal. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Katie Taylor has landed her fair share of uppercuts in boxing rings around the globe. Now comes confirmation that she can deliver a knockout blow in t(...)

Google’s annual search rankings show that football, celebrity tragedies and an absentee country western singer were the topics Irish people seached for in 2014.

Football, celebrity tragedies and an absentee country western singer were the topics that got Irish people clicking in 2014, according to Google’s (...)

St Vincent’s Dermot Connolly in action against Damien Rushe of Garrycastle during the Leinster semi-final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

No one said it would be easy, so when St Vincent’s thought about ways of extending their unbeaten club run which now stretches back to September 2012 (...)