Photo posted by Conor McGregor on social media: “It’s never too early to start dressing like a Baggot Street bank manager”

Unless you’ve been living in a nuclear spam-lined bunker, you’ll barely have escaped the posturing, the gymming, the panto face-offs. Whether you thin(...)

‘Justin Bieber  stands, hands firmly placed on the crotch of his shorts, looking like a bored dudebro waiting for his Ryanair flight to Magaluf.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

Let’s get this straight: Justin Bieber is the most heterosexual of pop stars. There’s no room for anything verging on the ludicrously camp, that willi(...)

   Chris Thile: mesmerising performance. Photograph: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

It was not without certain misgivings that I attended the National Concert Hall on Tuesday night to hear a performance by Chris Thile, described on po(...)

Director Barry Jenkins holds the Oscar as Moonlight wins best picture. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The 89th Academy Awards ended on Monday morning with what was certainly the most shocking moment in Oscar history. In the final segment of the ceremo(...)

 Lady Gaga performs during the  Super Bowl  Halftime Show at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

At 1.40am Monday morning Irish time, a roaring Twitter debate was taking place over whether or not Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI Halftime Show was politi(...)

Green Bay Packers’ Max McGee snags the star pass in the end zone to win the first ever Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967

1) General inebriation Super Bowl drunkenness has a long history, back to before the big game was even called the Super Bowl. In the debut game, Pac(...)

Steve Jobs: The then chief executive of Apple  displays a  new iPhone in San Francisco on January 9th, 2007. Photograph: Reuters/Kimberly White

January 2007 seems both quite long ago and yet also not so dissimilar from the present. Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake were in the charts, as they are (...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

Heartbreak in Mullingar: Niall Horan

When former One Directioner Niall Horan released his debut solo single last week, he joined the ranks of the dull, real and authentic guys (Drags for(...)

‘The Siege of Jadotville’: Mark Strong teeters between one accent and another as Conor Cruise O’Brien

There are several reasons to see The Siege of Jadotville in cinemas. It’s a damn fine action film. It pays overdue respect to the Irish soldiers who f(...)