Graeme Swann (left)  has labelled former England team-mate Kevin Pietersen’s (right) autobiography as “codswallop”, while former national selector Geoff Miller has dismissed the controversial batsman’s claims of a ‘bullying’ culture. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Former England teammate Graeme Swann has said Kevin Pietersen’s new autobiography is the “the biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne”.Speaking at a(...)

Peaches Geldof and her husband Thomas Cohen who has led tributes to the 25-year-old who was found dead at her home yesterday. Photograph: Getty

Thomas Cohen, the husband of Peaches Geldof, led a flood of tributes to his “beloved” late wife, saying that he and the couple’s two sons “shal(...)

Waves crash into Lahinch Promenade in Co Clare this morning. Photograph: Cliodhna Fawl/Lahinch Surf Shop

Six families have been left cut off by the sea on the Loophead Peninsula in Co Clare as storms lash the west Coast. The families have been comp(...)

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar: said 9 per cent VAt rate  had been one of the most successful job creation measures implemented by Government to date. Photograph: Alan Betson

Details of lobbying within Cabinet ahead of the retention of the reduced 9 per cent VAT rate of the hospitality sector have emerged with the release, (...)

Members of the American Irish Police Association march in this years’s St Patrick’s Day parade. “The Year of the Gathering” has attracted an extra 220,000 visitors this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As the summer season draws to a close, tourism businesses up and down the country are taking stock, attempting to predict what the market has in store(...)

England’s T20 captain Stuart Broad: insisted players still had the support of the fans, despite accusations of arrogance among the squad. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

Australia have not won a competitive match across all forms of the game since February, yet it is England who are fielding the difficult questions. On(...)

Jean Butler cheers on the dancers taking part in Riverdance: The Gathering Longest Line on Sunday, as 1,693 dancers from 44 countries gathered on the Liffey quays to break the previous world record of 652 people dancing in a line, set in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

If you’ve heard of The Gathering, you’ll have an opinion on it. Gabriel Byrne certainly did. Last November the actor described the year-long initiativ(...)

Lewis Byrne, Ballybough, enjoys the sunshine while watching his friends Scott Doyle and Leroy Martin backflip into the River Liffey. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The spectacular weather seen recently is unlikely to continue this week, according to Met Éireann. Temperatures will remain slightly above normal for (...)

The most basic tool in an efficiently run organisation is good intelligence. Some decades ago, one of the most common complaints by economists (...)