Rory McIlroy is aiming to be the first European winner of the Masters since 1999. Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy may have enhanced his chances of completing the career grand slam by opting out of the par-three contest, but the world number three stil(...)

 Rory McIlroy  and Caroline Wozniacki during the 2014 Masters par-three competition. Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy has revealed he will skip the traditional par-three competition at the Masters this year, with the aim of summoning some of the spirit of(...)

Home to a slew of musicians including Foster & Allan, Niall Horan and Bressie its best-known resident remains show band legend Joe Dolan

Mullingar is an old-fashioned spot that has held on to its market town atmosphere. While home to a slew of musicians including Foster & Allan, Nia(...)

Glenn Frey of the Eagles performs at Madison Square Garden in New York on May 28th, 2008. Photograph: Chang Lee/The New York Times

Tributes have been paid to Eagles frontman Glenn Frey after he died at the age of 67. He died in New York from complications of rheumatoid arthriti(...)

Conor McGregor  in The Fighting Irish: Reality Bites (Thursday, RTÉ Two, 10pm). Photograph: RTE

Gerry Adams: War, Peace and Politics (Monday, TV3, 10pm) Gerry Adams is a complex and controversial figure in Irish life, in the thick of the politic(...)

It’s funny how things change. Less than four years ago, The Irish Times interviewed One Direction in a windowless room in the basement of Dublin’s (...)

 One Direction fans  outside the 3Arena in Dublin ahead of Friday night’s gig: from left, Laura Twohig, Niamh O’Leary, Leighan Morey and Tanya O’Mahony, all from Cork. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“Dublin!” says Niall Horan, “I’m home.” You can measure the intensity of a boyband gig by the screaming, and One Direction concerts pretty much make a(...)

The crowd goes wild on the final whistle after Shane Long’s goal in the second half secured a 1-0 victory over Germany at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland’s win against Germany on Thursday has set Twitter alight with equally nostalgic, amusing and bizarre musings from pop stars to politicians. A (...)

Come scream with me: Harry Styles of One Direction. Photograph: Mat Hayward/Getty

Ever hear of a couple having a “trial separation” and then getting back together to live happily ever after? The news this week that One Direction (...)

Remaining One Direction members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

It’s a tough week to be a One Direction fan. Following the shock ‘it’s just a break, not a breakup’ announcement on Monday and reports that they wi(...)