The Dallas Cowboys take a knee prior to the US national anthem, ahead of their NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale. Photograph: Matt York/AP Photo

Earlier this week I found myself in the departure lounge of a Philadelphia airport waiting for a connecting flight. It was the time of the evening whe(...)

England’s Jonny Bairstow bats during the final one-day international against the West Indies in Southampton. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

England set aside this week’s controversial distractions to restrict West Indies to a stop-start 288 for six as they try to close out a 4-0 Royal Lond(...)

Dunbia chief executive Jim Dobson (left) and Dawn boss Niall Browne will run new UK venture from Dunbia’s Dungannon headquarters.

Dawn Meats’s acquisition of Tyrone-based Dunbia has been given the green light by the competition authority. The deal, which was approved by the Comp(...)

Jakob Zitzow and Natasha Talos moved to Ireland in September 2017.

As new figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal that 84,600 people immigrated into Ireland in the 12 months to April 2017, the highest figure(...)

Paddy Power Betfair said it could run its UK retail business successfully and profitably with a £10 limit on fixed-odds betting terminals.

Paddy Power Betfair is breaking ranks with its industry in the UK by calling on the government there to impose tough limits on the amounts bet in gami(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar looks at a map of Dublin from 1610  with  Trinity’s registrar Prof Paula Murphy and  provost Dr Patrick Prendergast at an event to celebrate 425 years since TCD’s founding. Photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said while third level students should make a contribution toward their education, he could not support a system that left (...)

Members of the Denver Broncos kneel during the playing of the national anthem prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Photograph:  Mark Konezny/USA Today

It ought to go without saying by now that the planet is too long into this thing with Donald Trump to start declaring turning points. Mexicans-as-rap(...)

Trafalgar Square on St Patrick’s Day this year. Photograph: Jay Shaw Baker/NurPhoto via Getty Images

You’d have to feel sorry for Britain. I can’t imagine being a British person having to watch this Brexit chaos unfold. Let’s all just agree that it sh(...)

Professor of law Ivana Bacik. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 30 years ago, I was threatened with prison by SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). It was September 1989. I was president of T(...)

Laurence Carpenter with costumes worn by Madonna (€16,500) and David Bowie (€7,600)  for sale at the 52nd Irish Antique Dealers Fair at the RDS. Photograph: Fran Veale

“I own a pair of Madonna’s latex knickers,” says Laurence Carpenter unexpectedly as he takes The Irish Times on a tour of just some of the music memor(...)