Tania Rosser back after four year retirement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tania Rosser is a surprise yet invigorating addition to Ireland’s World Cup squad ahead of next month’s tournament in Marcoussis, just outside Paris. (...)

 Kasey Smith performs in Copenhagen on Thursday night. Photograph:  Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

RTÉ is to scrap the mentoring process it has used to select the last five Eurovision entrants, but Ireland will not be pulling out of the competition.(...)

Oscar winner: Wilde is ranked World’s No 1 Irishman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Who is the most famous Irish person who has ever lived? Or the most famous Irish person alive? We’ll come to an answer in a few paragraphs, bec(...)

Claire Molloy became the first woman to score a try at the Aviva Stadium, touching down against Italy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Being a part of last weekend’s farewell to Brian O’Driscoll, the greatest rugby player Ireland has ever known, was one of the most incredible e(...)

Caoimhe Cummins from Leixlip holds a candle at Console’s Christmas Celebration of Light at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth yesterday evening. The events, featuring music, poetry and reflection, were organised across the country by the national suicide prevention charity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

This is “a most difficult time of the year” for people touched by suicide, said Paul Kelly, founder and chief executive of Console, last night. “Chris(...)

Panti: ‘I think people in small towns don’t get drag queens, but everybody loves a big clown and essentially that’s what I am’

When people think of Lisdoovarna match-making festival, lovelorn farmers and traditional music usually come to mind. The festival kicks off at (...)

Ireland Women’s Sevens players Jenny Murphy, Sofie Spence and Shannon Houston. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland Women’s Sevens coach Jon Skurr has announced a 12 woman squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow from June 29th/30th.The journey began j(...)

Winner: Dana celebrates after winning the 1970 competition, in Amsterdam. Photograph: Keystone/Getty

On May 20th, 2008, in Belgrade during the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Irish entry was booed off the stage. At the end o(...)