Last year, Michael Flatley presented his painting ‘The Walking Dead’ – an abstract depiction of victims of the Famine – to Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a meeting in Government Buildings.

A painting by Michael Flatley titled Rossmore Island is the star lot in Sheppard’s auction next month. The dance star, who is currently on an internat(...)

Sorcha Pollak, second from left, rehearses with Maria Buffini, Pádraic Moyles and Siobhán Manson. Photograph: Alan Betson 2:58

Sweating and cursing, I slump to the floor and stare longingly at my handbag, which I know contains a bottle of ice-cold water and a bar of chocola(...)

Rory McIlroy at the press conference on Fota Island, Co Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sun shining, temperatures hitting 25 degrees, Fota Island looking as manicured and magnificent as Augusta and just when you think it couldn’t possibly(...)

Michael Flatley performing in ‘Celtic Tiger’, a show which took place between his fire retirement in 2001 and his second retirement in 2011. He’ll be back again next year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Michael Flatley is to put on his dancing shoes again, three years after announcing his retirement. The 55-year-old superstar dancer is making a return(...)

A troupe of Riverdancers in action. Photograph: Jack Hartin/Riverdance/PA Wire 8:10

Twenty years ago today, in the course of a seemingly ordinary Eurovision Song Contest, a troupe of Irish dancers flashed across the stage of what was (...)

Twins Ava and Holly Flood from Co Kildare with the Grand Marshal of Cork’s St Patrick’s Day parade Michael Flatley. Photograph:  Clare Keogh.

Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley jetted in from London to serve as Grand Marshal at the Cork city St Patrick’s Day parade. The Chicago n(...)

The theme of Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade is “Let’s Make History”, which will honour, among others, Brian Boru, with the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf, happening next month. Pictured Dessie Brierton as Brian Boru in a commemoration of the battle. Photograph: Joey Cleary

If the public could have their way, Brian O’Driscoll would probably be the grand marshal of the St Patrick’s D(...)

 Michael Flatley and Niamh O’Brien lead the  annual St Patrick’s Day Festival as it passes from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square through Haymarket in London today. Photograph: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Having clinched the Six Nations rugby crown, there was always going to be good craic this weekend ahead of St Patrick’s Day. And this y(...)

Plenty of the green stuff ready for the weekend. Photograph: David Sleator 1:28

St Patrick’s Day usually brings with it the worst of the Irish weather but parade organisers will be quietly (...)

 Michael Flatley has been announced as this year’s grand marshal for Cork’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Star of Lord of the Dance and Riverdance, Michael Flatley, has been announced as this year’s grand marshal for Cork’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. (...)