Louis Walsh’s mother Maureen was not at home in the early afternoon last week when intruders broke into a shed at the rear of the house and stole aviation gasoline for a helicopter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/ The Irish Times

A gang which thought it was siphoning home heating oil from a tank at the childhood home of pop mogul Louis Walsh in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo, got away inst(...)

Judging panel at Savills event including Paul McNeive as Bono and Ronan O’Hara as Louis Walsh.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney

The great and the good of Ireland’s property industry assembled last week for a rocking night in support of a brilliant fundraising initiative by Savi(...)

ONE DIRECTION Steal My Girl Syco ** To judge from some recent comments by Simon Cowell, as well as applying Louis Walsh’s dictum about bo(...)

Simon Cowell is back on X Factor. He had been away. I assumed he had simply returned to his transdimensional lair to slumber and feed, but apparently (...)

Hozier: no theatrics, no posturing

One day in spring this year, Andrew Hozier-Byrne was walking down Parliament Street in Dublin with his guitar case. He had just returned from an Am(...)

Glenda Gilson models a full length white silk organza halter neck bridal gown during a Bride Of The Year competition several years ago. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Model and TV presenter Glenda Gilson turned up a fashionable 36 minutes late for her wedding today in an overcast but mainly dry Kilrush in Co Clare.T(...)

Dáithí Ó Sé  gets iced on stage at the Rose of Tralee  Festival in the Dome, Tralee. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus

“I won’t lie to you, I’ve a handy enough job here,” said presenter Dáithí Ó Sé, kicking off the 55th Rose of Tralee, (RTÉ One, Monday) which isn’t (...)

Walking On Cars

It’s the night after the Brit Awards, that annual hooley for the British music industry. You’d expect all of those record company big kahoonas who’d p(...)

There are only a handful of models able to marry retro styling with mass appeal and modern tech. One is the Porsche 911. The other is the Mini. Oth(...)

 Kasey Smith performs in Copenhagen on Thursday night. Photograph:  Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

RTÉ is to scrap the mentoring process it has used to select the last five Eurovision entrants, but Ireland will not be pulling out of the competition.(...)