St Patrick’s Day in London: There are 660,000 Republic-born people living in Britain who will be entitled to vote, plus 1.5 million with varying degrees of Irishness in their identity. Photograph: by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The UK’s referendum on EU membership matters. It matters a lot, more even than a clutch of elections. Indeed, the potential historic significance of t(...)

Much of Thailand’s food culture is to be enjoyed on the streets.

Sticky heat, a bustling city and the tantalising waft of street food on every corner. If there is such a thing as a culinary fangirl, I am it, a(...)

Mourners outside the Holy Family church in Ballymagroarty, Derry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Louise Daniels led the processions of coffins into the Church of the Holy Family in Ballymagroarty in Derry, helping to carry the first one herself. (...)

Meghan Trainor: three-minute banger

TRACK OF THE WEEK Meghan Trainor - No Look, we’ve all lived through the Trainor trajectory. A buzzy first single, a swift fall from grace, and up un(...)

Adele used her first win to announce she was supporting singer Kesha, who has been embroiled in a lawsuit with her mentor-producer Dr Luke. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Adele has made history at this year’s Brit Awards by becoming the most successful artist in any one year since Blur in 1995. The singer picked up fo(...)

 Taylor Swift accepting the award for the Album of the Year onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Pop star Taylor Swift has become the first woman to win album of the year twice at the Grammy Awards - and appeared to use the stage to respond to ra(...)

Power popsters Walk the Moon epitomise a slow-burn success that is rare in modern music

Patience is a virtue. Just ask Nicholas Petricca, the lead singer of Walk the Moon. His band’s name might not be that familiar, but if you have been (...)

Beyonce and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform during half-time at the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, California. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars performed a set of their chart-topping hits during an energetic and colourful performance at the Super Bowl. The (...)

Head in hands stuff as Palin re-emerges to “stump for Trump”. Photograph: AP Photo

HOT Buffalo Cauliflower The Happy Pear’s Instagram revelation has us dousing cauliflower in Frank’s RedHot sauce Lydia McGuinness In a cast of st(...)

Dublin nail salon Tropical Popical, which gained global recognition thanks to Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan

‘We wanted more than nails. We wanted to have the craic agus ruaille buaille too. So we went out of our way to find some outrageously talented nail a(...)