Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

Aoife McCana, left,  winner of the Best Dressed Lady at the Galway Races and Oniesa Owens,  Cavan, who won for Best Hat. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“By the time you get to wear the outfit, you’re sick of it,” said the winner of the best dressed competition for Ladies’ Day at the Galway Races . A(...)

James Green (4) at the Belfast peace wall at Sliabh Dubh estate, opposite an old military sanger on the Springfield Road interface. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

“It’s brilliant, like a whole new world,” says Gerard Frame, looking out of the window of his Ardoyne home across the Crumlin Road to Holy Cross in no(...)

 Donald Trump: The US president and his administration have made a dizzying shift in foreign policy. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

He was elected on the pledge to put America first, bring back jobs to the United States and approach foreign policy as a transactional arrangement eva(...)

There is much to enjoy on the debut album from this London-based Welsh producer, but it is her approach to the business of creating textures and groov(...)

Loosysmokes perform at the launch on the Electric Picnic at  Urban Plant Life on Cork Street, Dublin 8 on March 23rd, 2017.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The xx, Duran Duran, Chaka Khan and A Tribe Called Quest are among the main headliners at this year’s Electric Picnic festival. Among the other main(...)

Referee Wayne Barnes awards a penalty to Wales in the last minute of normal time which leads to Ireland’s defeat in the 2012 Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Alan Betson.

The appointment of Wayne Barnes as referee for this Friday night’s Six Nations encounter away to Wales has, most probably, engendered a degree of anxi(...)

Alma Kashkooli, (12), from Iran who has a severe medical condition, is wheeled out of customs at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport by her mother Fahimeh Kashkooli who is living in the United States on a student Visa while studying at Fordham University Law School. Alma is in the US to have eye saving surgery according to lawyers for the family. Photograph: Reuters

The US justice department has urged a federal court to reinstate president Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on people travelling from seven ma(...)

Kieran Walkin, entrepreneur: “Besides music, which I’ve kept my hand in, I don’t know what else I’d do if I wasn’t an entrepreneur, because it is constantly challenging and rewarding in so many ways.”
Why I became . . .

Kieran Walkin, entrepreneur I studied music in UCD. I knew there wasn’t money in pop music and I didn’t want to make it as a star. Nor did I want to (...)

New Zealand’s Sam Cane escaped punishment for his tackle on Robbie Henshaw which ended the Leinster centre’s involvement in the recent Autumn International at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/ Inpho

The Ed Morrison interview begins like most rugby conversations nowadays: the wonderful All Blacks versus Ireland mini-series flows into deep concerns(...)