Ireland’s David Morris in action during his third-round game against  David Gilbert at the  UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA

David Morris followed up his giant-killing victory over world champion Mark Selby with an equally impressive win over Dave Gilbert at the Coral UK Cha(...)

Fergal O’Brien is into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals. Photograph: Gareth Copley/PA Wire

Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien will meet Mark Selby in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals after fighting back to beat Zhao Xintong on Thursday.Zhao, the 17(...)

David Morris in action against Mitchell Travis at the williamhill.com UK Championships at The Barbican Centre, York. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Ireland’s David Morris ended the dream run of Sheffield amateur Mitchell Travis with a 6-1 third round win at the UK Championship in York.Morris only(...)

The reaction among analysts and businesspeople to the recent Third Plenum of the Communist Party’s ruling elite seems to be positive, hardly surprisin(...)

The third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. The title’s far from snappy, but the event has the potential (...)

Ireland’s David Morris is into the quarter-finals of the Wuxi Classic. Photograph: worldsnooker.com

Kilkenny’s David Morris took his biggest scalp yet when beating Ali Carter 5-4 to move into the Wuxi Classic quarter-finals today.The Irishman only r(...)

John Higgins was a 5-1 winner over Dechawat Poomjaeng at the Wuxi Classic. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Kilkenny’s David Morris claimed a place in the last 16 of a ranking event for the first time in China today as he beat Northern Ireland’s Gerard Green(...)

 Ruby Wax  in Dublin: She describes mindfulness as ‘a trick’. ‘If you send your attention inside your body to feelings like your bum on the seat, nothing spiritual, your brain can’t be anxious at the same time. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Ruby Wax thinks we’re not equipped for the 21st century. The American comedian and writer turned mental health campaigner says the 24-hour nature of m(...)

 Dame Helen Mirren with her Best Actress award during The Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House  in London, England. Photograph: Pruchnie/Getty Images

British actor Dame Helen Mirren broke character from her regal role on Saturday evening when she yelled at a group of drummers to be quiet whil(...)

Mark Selby sits dejected in his chair as he loses his second round match against Barry Hawkins at the Betfair World Championships at the Crucible, Sheffield. Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Weary world number one Mark Selby staggered to a dismal Crucible defeat as his dream of completing snooker’s ‘triple crown’ was dashed by a stu(...)