Some Characters Seen at Cheltenham on Gold Cup Day, by the English artist Waldron West,   formerly hung in the Cashel Palace Hotel, Co Tipperary and made   €13,000

Auction results   Thursday (February 18th) Christie’s, London. Charity auction (for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders) of memor(...)

An  Aston Martin DB10 from the James Bond film Spectre. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

It’s a price tag that could leave you a little shaken, but not stirred. An Aston Martin DB10 car designed for the latest James Bond film Spectre has s(...)

From the left: Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan and The Stig, who have been announced as the full line-up for BBC’s Top Gear programme.

Following on from last week’s announcement that former star of Friends, Matt LeBlanc, would be joining Chris Evans as one of the presenters of the BBC(...)

 Maggie Timoney,  managing director of Heineken Ireland: she made headlines after declaring she didn’t “give a s***” if she got fired from Heineken for saying so, but the industry must co-operate to make being drunk “uncool”. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Former Irish basketball star Maggie Timoney cut an imposing figure as she strode around the stage at the Checkout magazine retail conference in the Ma(...)

Daniel Craig as 007 in ‘Spectre’: An Aston Martin DB10 car ‘designed and engineered’ for the film has a top estimate of £1.5 million

Film posters, costumes and props are increasingly popular collectibles and none more so than memorabilia associated with James Bond. Christie’s in Lon(...)

Topics you voted on ranged from the legalisation of marijuana to your favourite James Bond, as well as the link between red meat and cancer, the Web Summit and the decriminalisation of abortion.

Over the course of the year tens of thousands of Irish Times readers have voted in polls on our leading stories, with some of the results proving to b(...)

Amal Alamuddin ditched her own surname to become a Clooney. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty

It was “take that, Ronan Keating, but hello, George Clooney” this year as two women said “I don’t”, and then “I do”, to two famous men. Yv(...)

Daniel Craig, who plays  James Bond in ‘Spectre’, a masterclass in product placement. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

With Spectre dominating screen space in the multiplexes, the business of how producers can leverage brand marketing spend is back in sharp focus, as B(...)

Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma and actor Daniel Craig pick some ‘Singles Day’ winners.

James Bond and President Frank Underwood were among the big salesman on China’s Singles Day, the world’s biggest online shopping bonanza, as e-commerc(...)

 Lea Seydoux,   Daniel Craig and  Monica Bellucci pose on arrival for the world premiere of  ‘Spectre’ at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 26th, 2015.  Photograph: LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

In news that’s unlikely to trouble anyone who doesn’t have the likes of Harvey Weinstein on their Christmas card list, spy film Spectre (about whic(...)