Nigel Carolan has named his 30-man squad for the 2016 Under-20s Six Nations. Photograph: Inpho

Nigel Carolan has named his Ireland Under-20s squad for the 2016 Six Nations. Four players in the 30-man party remain from last year’s competition - (...)

Less than a year after releasing the third (largely self-played and self-recorded) Villagers album, Conor O’Brien has re-gathered his bandmates fo(...)

Christy O’Connor Jnr gives the British Senior Open Trophy a kiss after winning the event in 1999 at Royal Portrush, Co Derry. Photograph: William Cherry/Pacemaker

Christy O’Connor jnr wasn’t just a great, trailblazing golfer – he was a character. One of the stories O’Connor often related was of how he once sat o(...)

Walking On Cars

2016 is already shaping up to be a bumper year for albums, as top-level pop stars and rock bands get their respective fingers out and tussle for the (...)

UCD’s Peadar Timmins scores his try in the second half. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

UCD will take in the Christmas break as Ulster Bank League Division 1A leaders after maintaining their winning form with a 20-12 defeat of Old Belvede(...)

The tiara, believed to date from the 1930, was once owned by the Honourable Doreen O’Brien, a daughter of the14th Baron of Dromoland Castle, Co Clare

Sheppard’s ended a busy year with a one-day sale in Durrow, Co Laois, on Tuesday where the top lot was, to general surprise, Lot 514, “two polychrome (...)

The diamond tiara, once owned by the late Doreen O’Brien,  fetched more than double its top estimate of €9,000

A diamond tiara owned by the late Doreen O’Brien, formerly of Dromoland Castle, Co Clare, sold for €20,000 at auction yesterday. The 1930s gold head(...)

Director David Lynch. Photograph: Ilya S Savenok/Getty Images

From as far back as his debut feature, 1977’s Eraserhead, David Lynch has used music and sound as effectively as visuals. From the spooky organ mus(...)

The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Paris, France, on Friday, May 28, 2010. Slovenia, along with Israel and Estonia, are joining the Paris-based organization of 31 of the world’s most developed economies. Photographer: Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg

An increasing number of smaller economies are likely to lower their corporation tax rates as a result of the ongoing global reform of multinational ta(...)

Georgie Fame, John Minihan and Van Morrison outside Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London 1994

PAUL BRADY The first time I met Van Morrison was the summer of 1980. We shared an agent at the time, Paul Charles at the Asgard agency, and I h(...)