Frank Kelly was a versatile, talented and inventive actor.  Photograph: Joe St Ledger

Frank Kelly the comedy and straight actor, writer, satirist, recording artist and gentleman, has been loved by several generations of Irish people. He(...)

Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ installation at Weston-Super-Mare, in southwest England. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

If you go down to the woods today, you might find a ride called the “farting dog”, a few plastic sheets masquerading as an ice rink or a desolate site(...)

Convivial drinking in a pub is grand, despite what the new puritans might have you believe (see also: red fizz, stage left). Photograph: Getty Images

Ahead of Ireland’s big day, we thought we would take at look at just some of the ways Irish consumers are unique and a couple of things we think be(...)

Three’s a crowd: Paul O’Connell, Rob Kearney and Tommy Bowe in Ireland’s new rugby kit. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

They revealed the new Ireland rugby jersey this week. Out is the man-bra scaffolding of the previous iteration; in is a little bitty collar. It was ha(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates on Annie Power after winning the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse yesterday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was a “schamozzle” on the final bend, explained wining trainer Willie Mullins before his promising mare Annie Power kicked for home. What(...)