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(...)

Manhunter and boy: Tony Parsons. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tony Parsons says that he no longer worries about his “fading former glory”. Was his glory really fading? It was, he says. After huge success in 1999 (...)

 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at their wedding in Florence, Italy. Photograph: E! News/PA Wire

Marian Finucane, marvellously, had before last Sunday never heard of Kim Kardashian. “Never, ever,” she qualified on her RTÉ Radio 1 show. It’s(...)

Piers Morgan on the set of his CNN show ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ at the Time Warner Center in New York in 2011. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Morgan has seen his ratings hit new lows. Photograph: The New York Times

There have been times when CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much - and American audiences have been more than willing to (...)

William Roache (third from left) with his children James Roache (left), Linus Roache and daughter Verity Roache arriving at court yesterday. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty

Watching Coronation Street star William Roache talk about his love life in a TV interview “made my skin crawl”, his alleged rape victim told police.Th(...)