Gareth Thomas paved the way for other gay athletes to feel sufficiently emboldened to also come out. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rugby fever – and, with it, autumn – is about to sweep through the Old World and, with immaculate timing, Guinness have unveiled two riveting and b(...)

Hillary Clinton dances with DJ Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss and Ellen Degeneres during a taping of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ in New York. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters

It was hard to say which was more awkward: Hillary Clinton dancing on Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show or Jeb Bush explaining to Stephen Colbert on his fir(...)

Amy Poehler: ‘Oh, we were real Irish-American. This was Boston. That meant Jesus, JFK, illustrated pamphlets on St Patrick. Lots of beer and lots of potatoes. That’s the Irish-American version of it all. Ha ha!’ Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

The word is that Amy Poehler has jet lag. Busy on promotional duties for Pixar’s lovely Inside Out, in which she voices the personification of happ(...)

Charles Wooton  and Keith Newport, both from Atlanta, Georgia, show their wedding rings outside the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village, New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The US Supreme Court has legalised same-sex marriage nationwide, finding that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under (...)

Singer Miley Cyrus tweeted in response to the same-sex marriage referendum result: ‘Fuck yeah Ireland!’ Photograph: George Pimentel/Getty Images

Celebrities around the world were quick to voice their support for people of Ireland voting to legalise same-sex marriage. The State has become the fi(...)

Panti raises her arms with supporters for same-sex marriage at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

Tributes and expressions of pride continued to come from political figures in the United States on Saturday in response to Ireland’s unprecedented pop(...)

Brian O’Driscoll, with daughter Sadie, after playing his last home International game for Ireland. The match, along with a  gruesome episode of Love/Hate were among the most tweeted events of 2014.Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Brian O’Driscoll, an episode of Love/Hate and the All Ireland football semi-final got the country tweeting in 2014, according to the annual “Year on T(...)

Flowers and a Oscar souvenir is placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star for US actor Robin Williams in Hollywood, California, today. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at age 63 on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, author(...)

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi flip their LA mansion and make a $15 million profit. Photograph: Los Angeles Times /Spencer Weiner

There’s nothing like a good house flip to pique the interest of property watchers. But throw in a big name and you’ve hit the mother lode. Even in Los(...)

Twitter chief engineer Chris Fry has stepped down to an advisory role at the microblogging service as the company revamps the site in a bid to broaden(...)