Blur’s headline set on  Saturday night is expected to be one of the highlights of   Electric Picnic 2015. File photograph: PA 2:22

For the first time in its 11-year history, the Electric Picnic will have more than 50,000 people on site at Stradbally, Co Laois, this weekend. What (...)

The ten people interviewed for the book include  some students, a casino owner’s son, a businessman, and a Native American woman who wound up living in the storm drains under the casinos.

One day in a class I was teaching in Las Vegas, my students spoke of their lives. Their stories were so shocking I thought at first I’d misheard, or w(...)

Claire Redmond and Niall Dolan Niall (35), from Glasnevin, an officer in the Defence Forces, met Wexford-born Claire (36), an English teacher, on a Ch(...)

Cathy Holland and Barry O’Callaghan Barry (30), from Togher, Cork, an operations manager for a formwork company, and Cathy (27), a disability support (...)

A wildfire  in the Cajon Pass, California. Photograph:

Firefighters are battling a fast-moving blaze that swept across a freeway in a southern California mountain pass, destroying 20 vehicles and sending m(...)

Carl Froch has announced his retirement from boxing. Photograph: PA

Four-time world champion Carl Froch announced his retirement from boxing on Tuesday after over a year out of the ring and said: “I think the desire ha(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Thirty-seven years ago, when Paul McGuinness signed a virtually unknown teen rock band called U2, he was also interested in making movies. After dr(...)

The Sunset Marquis hotel in west Hollywood where long-time U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan was found dead after suffering a suspected heart attack. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

U2 have paid tribute on stage to their late manager Dennis Sheehan who died suddenly on Wednesday. The death of Mr Sheehan (68) shocked the band who (...)

U2 singer  tour manager Dennis Sheehan (68) died suddenly of a suspected heart attack in  Los Angeles. Photograph: Brantley Gutierrez

U2 singer Bono has described tour manager Dennis Sheehan who died suddenly on Wednesday morning as “irreplaceable”. The band are still coming to term(...)