Paul O’Connell with his new Toulon team-mates yesterday, Samu Manoa on the left and Juan Smith on the right.

Toulon’s group shot just got even more amazing to behold. There now stands Paul O’Connell between Samu Manoa and Juan Smith. Lobbe, Gorgodze and Verme(...)

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan arrives at Ennis District Court. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan shouted: “I’m an icon, I’m the queen of Limerick” during an incident at Shannon Airport where she headbutted and(...)

Dolores O’Riordan is facing four charges, including assault, after being arrested at Shannon Airport in Ireland on November 10th last year after flying in from New York. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Singer Dolores O’Riordan is receiving medical care as she awaits trial over an alleged air rage incident, a court has heard. The former Cranberries si(...)

Dolores O’Riordan, the  lead singer with rock group The Cranberries, who was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an air hostess. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan was at home in her native Co Limerick last night after being arrested in connection with an alleged air rage incide(...)

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was arrested in connection with an alleged assault on a flight in which a flight hostess was injured. Photograph: Reuters

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has been released from Garda custody after she was arrested in connection with an alleged air rage incident earli(...)

Pete O’Hanlon and Ross Farrelly of The Strypes performaning at IMMA  in Dublin in August. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For Cavan teenage band The Strypes, 2013 has been a year that they hoped would never end. Twelve months ago, they were just another promising young ba(...)

The Strypes will perform at the New Year’s Eve concert in Dublin’s College Green along with Ryan Sheridan, MKS and headliners Madness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin and Limerick will be the centrepiece locations for tomorrow night’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. The capital will hope to solidify its growing (...)

Ayesha Mailey and Janie Doherty from LUXe (in green) and angel Ashlene McFadden from Fidget Feet at the launch of Dublin’s NYE

‘The whole town is booked out for two weeks.” That’s something you might expect to hear if you’re seeking shelter whilst leading a pregnant virgin thr(...)

The Cranberries in their heyday. Their  sixth album, Roses, was released last year, and if its sales are anything to go by the band will continue to profit

Song sales may have gone online, and traditional music stores may have gone out of business in the 23 years since the Cranberries formed, but t(...)