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(...)

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction perform on ABC’s “Good Morning America” at Central Park on August 4, 2015 in New York City. Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

One Direction are set to break up in March, according to a report in the Sun. The boy band and teen idol sensations — featuring Harry Styles, L(...)

Thriving on the intimidation factor: Rory McIlroy holds press court at Wentworth on Wednesday. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Rory McIlroy is very comfortable in his own skin. That much is obvious. On the 18th green here at Wentworth yesterday, his final act of the pro-am was(...)

Rory McIlroy returns to Wentworth this week for the PGA Championship, a tournament which kickstarted a magic year for the world number one in 2014. Photograph: Reuters

World number one Rory McIlroy admitted success is now measured in terms of major titles as he looks to defend the BMW PGA Championship title which kic(...)

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Dakota Fanning, Taylor Momsen, Saoirse Ronan. All of these celebrities are(...)

At the top of the Irish list are Hilary and Alannah Weston (above), the Dublin-born mother and daughter from the family which controls Brown Thomas and Penneys in Ireland and Selfridges and Primark in the UK. The family is valued at some €15 billion. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The richest 250 people in Ireland are worth a combined €75.03 billion and have seen their wealth increase by 15.9 per cent in the last year, according(...)

We’re chaperoning Honor on her first actual date. For South Dublin parents, it’s one of those landmork days in your daughter’s life, like her first visit to the orthodontist, or the first time she arrives home from studying in a friend’s house with the faint smell of spirits off her breath.

From the moment Sorcha walks through the front door, I know that something is wrong. I haven’t seen her face so drained of colour since Brown Thoma(...)

Rory McIlroy on the practice ground in Augusta National golf club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If not quite flying under the radar, how come a player like Rory McIlroy – world number one, poster boy of the sport, and chasing a career Grand Slam–(...)