In 1997, David Bowie was in Dublin rehearsing for the Earthling tour when he played a secret gig for 300 people. Photograph: Reuters/Andy Clark/Files

It was Ireland in May 1997, and 300-odd people (some of them very odd) were stuffed into the rehearsal room at the Factory. David Bowie was in Dublin (...)

Michelle Morrison leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence in her High Court action against her neighbours. Photograph: Collins Courts

Michelle Morrison has told the High Court that privacy and sea views were important considerations for herself and her husband, singer Van Morrison, w(...)

Dean Raftery says he has his sights firmly set on the World Rally Championship, and as the Young Rally Driver of the Year award winner he will now re(...)

 Eddie Irvine built this ultramodern bachelor pad in the noughties after he purchased a small cottage on the half-acre site from businessman Harry Crosbie for €260,000 in 1993.  Photograph: Venturelli/WireImage

From the moment it was built, it was hailed as the house with the go-faster stripes. Outdoor pool linking to indoor lagoon. Tick. Party-size Jacuzzi w(...)

Northern Irishman Eddie Irvine received a six-month prison sentence for his part in a nightclub brawl in Milan in December 2008. Photograph: Michael Urban/Reuters

Was this a case of a text message too far? Former Formula One driver, Northern Irishman Eddie Irvine, was this morning handed a six-month prison sente(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale

PATRICK CONLIFFEIrish Formula One racer Eddie Irvine received damages in the English courts, in 2002, on foot of his image being used by a radio stati(...)