Cecil the lion strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe before his death at the hands of American dentist Walter Palmer. Photograph: Paula French via AP

Do big-game hunters consider what they do to be sport? It was a question that bounced around in the background of the international condemnation of Mi(...)

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen: banished from the England cricket team due to a “massive trust issue” between him and the England & Wales Cricket Board. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

When the England cricket team starts its attempt to wrestle the Ashes from Australia on Wednesday, England’s most famous cricketer, record run-scorer (...)

The men in the square box: Pat Kenny and Mickey Harte in the Mansion House set for ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’

Graham Norton signed off on his BBC chat show last week saying George Clooney is soon to be a guest. He’s not just showing off (well, maybe a little),(...)

Pat Kenny: ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’ will continue for another four weeks before returning in the autumn for an eight-week run. Photograph: Barry McCall

Mondays were already the most important night of the week – by some distance – for UTV Ireland, and the debut of Pat Kenny’s new interview show, Pa(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon:   Piers Morgan huffs that the Scottish National Party  leader is “the world’s most dangerous woman”. Photograph; Lesley Martin/AFP/Getty Images

For three weeks, the British election campaign has, outside of Scotland, only occasionally interested voters, as politicians struggle to break through(...)

Tops for Tweets: Des Cahill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes, is the most influential journalist on Twitter, according to the #murraytweetindex, a new ranking by pub(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Stephanie Roche: will be up against some of the top stars in the game for Fifa’s Goal of the Year award. Photograph: Inpho

As you browsed through the list of nominees announced this week for Fifa’s Puskas Award, granted to the scorer of world football’s finest goal in t(...)

British comedian Russell Brand attends the Britain Needs a Pay Rise march in London on October 18th last. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

Poor Russell Brand. Not only has he been (to use the vernacular) “threwn out” by the biggest pop star on the planet (Katy Perry) and the super posh “h(...)

‘I have heard, on multiple occasions, news editors cheering at the news that the recent tragedy involved an attractive woman.’ Photograph: Getty Images

She had been crying for two hours. That’s how long it had been since her son had died. And here I was, knocking at her door, notebook in my pocket,(...)

Rolf Harris with his wobble board performing at Glastonbury in 2002. Photograph:  Ben Birchall/PA Wire

When news of Rolf Harris’s arrest broke, a collective gasp swept across the nation.This was not just a famous face, this was one of the best-loved cel(...)