The crowd goes wild on the final whistle after Shane Long’s goal in the second half secured a 1-0 victory over Germany at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s win against Germany on Thursday has set Twitter alight with equally nostalgic, amusing and bizarre musings from pop stars to politicians. A (...)

Miley Cyrus has released her new album for free online.

Track of the week: New Obsession by Frankie We’re obsessed ourselves with this pop confection, in which Frankie shouts out her crushes, asking (...)

Noel Skehan, former Kilkenny goalkeeper,  in Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

Some people keep their Christmas decorations up all year to save the hassle of taking them down. In Kilkenny, they may as well leave their black-a(...)

Dublin-based tech start-up Vidiro co-founders Simon Factor and Kevin Magee
New Innovators: Vidiro

Having paid for online advertising campaigns, the last thing companies want is web-surfers hitting the “skip” button instead of viewing their ads. (...)

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Dakota Fanning, Taylor Momsen, Saoirse Ronan. All of these celebrities are(...)

We’re chaperoning Honor on her first actual date. For South Dublin parents, it’s one of those landmork days in your daughter’s life, like her first visit to the orthodontist, or the first time she arrives home from studying in a friend’s house with the faint smell of spirits off her breath.

From the moment Sorcha walks through the front door, I know that something is wrong. I haven’t seen her face so drained of colour since Brown Thoma(...)

 ‘Bad boy’ Bubba Watson. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

It’s all about the W, as the absent Tiger Woods puts it of getting wins on board. But, if Bubba Watson were to finish second in the WGC-Cadillac Champ(...)

Video upload service Youtube celebrates its tenth anniversary today. File photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Valentine’s Day, ten whole meme-littered years ago. Can you remember what you were doing? Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim do. They were invent(...)

Eugenie Bouchard was asked by reporter Ian Cohen to “do a little twirl” and show off her outfit for TV cameras and the crowd at the Australian Open in Melbourne this week. Photograph: William West/AFP Photo

Eugenie Bouchard had no idea the man with the microphone in his hand and mischief in his heart would ask her to “do a little twirl” to show off her ou(...)

Eugenie Bouchard: was invited to perform a twirl by a reporter in an interview on court following her straight sets victory over Kiki Bertenson at  the Australian Open. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Eugenie Bouchard had no idea the man with the microphone in his hand and mischief in his heart would ask her to “do a little twirl” to show off her o(...)