They emerged from Ireland’s DIY music scene circa 2007, so you can imagine how You’re Only Massive might sound after seven subsequent years spent l(...)

Curlews: down to the last 98 breeding pairs. Illustration: Michael Viney

Exploring, once, the origins of the EU’s ecological shopping list for the habitats directive, I came upon a memoir by someone who took part in mara(...)

Tom Lyons: second among business journalists on Twitter

Murray Consultants, one of the big beasts of the Irish corporate PR scene, dropped the “consultants” from its moniker this week. Just plain old Murra(...)

Freckle-faced golden boy: Tony O’Reilly, at the height of his success, in 1999. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty

If a novelist made up the life of Tony O’Reilly the subsequent book review would surely consider it too perfect: the freckle-faced golden boy who b(...)

German troops marching in Paris after the Nazi occupation of France.

Seventy years after they fought, spied, sabotaged and – in some cases – died for France, 50 Irish men and women who worked for the French Resistance w(...)

The four-storey building opposite the Mont Clare Hotel on Merrion Square and Clare Street in Dublin 2

A landmark Georgian building at the corner of Merrion Square and Clare Street in Dublin 2, sold at the depths of the property crash three years ago at(...)

Shamrock Rovers’s Eamon Zayed headed powerfully home from 12 yards after the break. Photograph: Inpho

Drogheda United 2Shamrock Rovers 3 Drogheda Unit(...)

The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. Photograph: Time Life Pictures/Getty Images 3:18

Few events in military history are as mythologised, and therefore misunderstood, as the Charge of the Light Brigade, which in the popular imagi(...)

Redcoats open fire on the rebels during yesterday’s re-enactment of the Battle of Vinegar Hill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is nothing some men like more than playing at being soldiers. Yesterday, hundreds of them gathered on the slopes of Vinegar Hill outside Ennisco(...)

Cork manager Conor Counihan: “By the time they get there, watch the game and then go home to wherever they live in West Cork for example, you could be talking 1am, 2am, or later.”

Conor Counihan and his dummy teams have been the topic of much comment this summer. It was the stick his critics used to beat him after the Munster fi(...)