The sculpture (inset) took artist Willard Wigan four weeks to create. Photograph: PA/Reuters

World-renowned artist Willard Wigan has created a microscopic sculpture of William Shakespeare, which is smaller than a full stop in a newspaper, to m(...)

Sir Nick Faldo, director Pedro Almodóvar, Jackie Chan and Simon Cowell are among the celebrities whose names have been linked with the Panama Papers.

There is nothing illegal about moving money offshore. To begin with, during the 1970s it was a way of moving cash around at a time of widespread curre(...)

Do you know what idealism is worth? According to the people of Dublin Bay South, it’s worth exactly 127 votes.

The old man goes, “This is not the end of New Republic!” except he says it without any real conviction, like one of those boy bands who’ve just been v(...)

Jay McGuiness and his professional partner Aliona Vilani perform a Pulp Fiction-themed jive. Photograph: BBC / Guy Levy

In Donegal, it was reported that Saturday evening Mass attendances were suffering. Prayers were said. Alas, there is no God, and Daniel O’Donnell is o(...)

Don’t call it a comeback. No, really: don’t. For starters, that’s not quite how Brian McFadden sees things. The singer/talent show judge/TV presenter(...)

Matt Cooper, left, with panelists, from left, Keith Wood, Matt Williams and Hugo MacNeill on TV3’s Rugby World Cup set in Ballymount, Dublin. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

The Irish rugby team is officially more popular than The X Factor. Ireland’s Rugby World Cup game against Italy on Sunday was the most-watched program(...)

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(...)

Richard Desmond: “Everybody has ethics, I’m sure Adolf Hitler had ethics. It’s about what you think is right.” Photograph: Peter Maciarmid/Getty Images

The Irish Times is being escorted to the top floor of the Northern & Shell office building in London by a hefty young man who says he “looks af(...)

Stepping back: Zayn Malik on stage with Harry Styles in New York. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/OneD/Getty

This was the week Zayn Malik saw the stop sign. He had already decided not to join the rest of One Direction on the Asian leg of the band’s world tour(...)

Sam Smith performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London, February 25th, 2015. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Golden boys of British pop Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith have shared the honours on what was a muted night — literally in the case of Kanye West — at the B(...)