Brendan “Paddy” Finucane in the cockpit of his plane.

The story of the life of an Easter Rising rebel’s son who went on to become a celebrated RAF ace in the second World War is being made into a document(...)

From the left: Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans, Chris Harris, Eddie Jordan and The Stig, who have been announced as the full line-up for BBC’s Top Gear programme.

Following on from last week’s announcement that former star of Friends, Matt LeBlanc, would be joining Chris Evans as one of the presenters of the BBC(...)

 Maggie Timoney,  managing director of Heineken Ireland: she made headlines after declaring she didn’t “give a s***” if she got fired from Heineken for saying so, but the industry must co-operate to make being drunk “uncool”. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Former Irish basketball star Maggie Timoney cut an imposing figure as she strode around the stage at the Checkout magazine retail conference in the Ma(...)

 Lord Lucan has been missing since November 7th, 1974. Photograph:  PA Wire

This week’s High Court decision to issue a death certificate for Lord Lucan is the latest punctuation mark in a murder mystery that has fascinated the(...)

Daniel Craig as 007 in ‘Spectre’: An Aston Martin DB10 car ‘designed and engineered’ for the film has a top estimate of £1.5 million

Film posters, costumes and props are increasingly popular collectibles and none more so than memorabilia associated with James Bond. Christie’s in Lon(...)

An Aston Martin DB10, which was built specifically for the latest James Bond film ‘Spectre’, on display in the window of Harrods in Knightsbridge, London. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

You’ve seen the film, now buy the car. Aston Martin is to auction off one of the 10 cars it made for the latest James Bond film, Spectre. The DB10, (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton displays awesome power and artistry when she executes a flawless dive from a small kayak into raging floodwater in Kilkenny before rapidly scrambling to dry land. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

January The new year begins on a promising note when two sporting unknowns burst on to the scene and are immediately hailed as strong medal prospect(...)

Michael D Higgins and Joe Jackson: In the interview, Mr Higgins highlighted his belief that culture can be a site of ideological struggle and that art can be used in a hegemonic sense.

These days Michael D Higgins is restricted by the Constitution and presidential propriety in terms of what he can say in public. In 1993, however, h(...)

 Thom Yorke of Radiohead: the band failed to make the final cut for the Spectre soundtrack. Photograph: PA

Radiohead failed to make the final cut for the Spectre soundtrack, according to their lead singer. The band’s vocalist Thom Yorke has revealed that t(...)

Topics you voted on ranged from the legalisation of marijuana to your favourite James Bond, as well as the link between red meat and cancer, the Web Summit and the decriminalisation of abortion.

Over the course of the year tens of thousands of Irish Times readers have voted in polls on our leading stories, with some of the results proving to b(...)