Heavy lifting: Mark Ryan and John Kennedy of the HSA stand at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alan Betson

Metropolitan sophisticates holding forth on livestock, urbane presenters recalling their rural roots and notables falling over themselves to pay ho(...)

Sea gulls gave  sleepless nights to Fianna Fail senator Ned O’Sullivan this summer. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It is early August and it seems as if this silly news season is stretching as long as the evenings. With that here are the dizzy dozen, the 12 sillies(...)

John and Edward Grimes have urged the public to be careful around water after they found themselves stranded by the rising tide in north Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph:  Jag Gundu/Getty Images

Pop duo Jedward had to be rescued by the Coast Guard in the early hours of yesterday morning after they found themselves stranded on a sandbank in nor(...)

John and Edward Grimes aka Jedward in the The Merrion Hotel, The Front Hall, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2 wearing Kennedy Blue suit in superfine wool (€745) from Louis Copeland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Picture, if you will, Christmas on planet Jedward: presents under the Christmas tree, logs on the open fire, boughs of holly decking the halls, and Jo(...)

Winner: Dana celebrates after winning the 1970 competition, in Amsterdam. Photograph: Keystone/Getty

On May 20th, 2008, in Belgrade during the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Irish entry was booed off the stage. At the end o(...)