Gordon D’Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where the former Irish Rugby International was honoured. Photograph: Collins

For the first time in 16 seasons Gordon D’Arcy will not be involved in the Six Nations rugby championship this weekend. Instead, he was honoured yest(...)

In Linger, Breandán de Gallaí dances with Nick O’Connell

Gay male identity isn’t a subject normally explored in Irish step dance. But for choreographer Breandán de Gallaí, step dance isn’t about the exterio(...)

Westlife are no more, but Nicky Byrne is hopeful the irritatingly catchy ‘Sunlight’ will bring Eurovision success to Ireland and spark a solo career for him.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

For Nicky Byrne, the launch of his Eurovision song was like the good old days of Westlife when huge media interest followed the band’s progress. Hol(...)

Nicky Byrne has co-written Ireland’s Eurovision entry ‘Sunlight’ with Wayne Hector and the composer Ronan Hardiman.

Westlife singer turned radio presenter Nicky Byrne has been selected to represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision song contest in Sweden. Having e(...)

Picasso’s ‘Les Femmes D’Alger’ sold for €158 million

The past 12 months saw a recovery in the Irish market and a continuing boom in international art and antique sales. Auctioneers face 2016 with confid(...)

Reflections of Positano 1 by Michael Flatley sold for €34,000

The last big Irish art auction of 2015 provided further confirmation of renewed confidence and increased market demand. Morgan O’ Driscoll Auctioneer(...)

‘Reflections of Positano 1’ by Michael Flatley

The unlikely artistic trio of Paul Henry, Jack B Yeats and Michael Flatley account for the top lots in the last big Dublin art auction of 2015. View(...)

Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne in The Quiet Man. Photograph: Kobal

When Seán Ó Tuairisg was a gasúr in short pants at school in Connemara, he was out in the playground when the film crew associated with John Ford’s Th(...)

Michael Flatley at Castlehyde  in north Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Michael Flatley’s decision to sell his north Cork home will not mark an end to the internationally renowned dancer’s connection with Ireland. S(...)

Michael Flatley and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny pose beside one of Flatley’s paintings. Photograph: Brian McEvoy.

Paintings by Michael Flatley have generated sales of more than €1 million since the former dancer’s debut exhibition in London last month. The origi(...)