Deirdre O’Kane as Christine Noble in Noble

How do you capture a personality so enormous as Christina Noble? Over the last quarter of a century, the indomitable Dubliner has toiled energ(...)

Shantel Jackson: ex-fiancee of Floyd Mayweather jnr looks on as her attorney Gloria Allred holds up a photograph of the couple after announcing a lawsuit against the boxer for battery, assault, invasion of privacy, defamation and false imprisonment. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

As preparation for his rematch with Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather jnr has been practising a very pe(...)

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.   works out during a media day at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Steve Marcus / Reuters

The world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather has criticised the NFL for its indefinite suspension of Ray Rice over the now notorious video that appears (...)

Unflappable: Nancy Ashmawy

Earlier this summer a researcher from a BBC radio programme contacted me to talk about Mrs Brown’s Boys. Many viewers in Britain, she said, thought Br(...)

Conor McGregor: adept at pre-fight ‘trash talk’. Photograph: David Sleator

TV3 Group isn’t the only broadcaster looking to pull in viewers via the mixed martial arts magic of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Setanta Spor(...)

Still image from the video clip of gun instructor  showing the girl (9) how to shoot an Uzi.  0:34

A shooting instructor has died after he was accidentally shot while showing a nine-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities in Arizona s(...)

File photograph of tourists lining the Dublin parade on St Patrick’s Day. Dublin has been voted the 5th friendliest city in the world.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It seems that Ireland’s long-held reputation for being welcoming is not just staying but improving as Dublin has been voted the fifth friendliest city(...)

 Julian Gough: In return for a pledge of $1 or more, donors were offered a PDF of his as-yet-unpublished short story Harvest, which was shortlisted for the €15,000 Davy Byrnes award earlier this year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Berlin-based Irish novelist Julian Gough raised more than $2,000 (€1,500) from fans in just a few hours yesterday through an online project he hopes (...)

Dermot Smurfit Jnr: “I think Michael has respect for me. . . I would be super disappointed if he didn’t say: ‘Dermot is a good operator’ ”

In 2002, Jefferson Smurfit group was taken private in what at the time was one of the biggest ever European private equity deals. It resulted in a hug(...)

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London  today. Contostavlos is on trial accused of being concerned with the supply of a class A drug, which she denies. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos used code words to help broker a cocaine deal with an undercover reporter who claimed she was in the frame f(...)