Radiocarbon dating of the bear’s knee bone, one of some 15,000 bones found in the cave, confirmed it was 12,500 years old. Photograph: James Connolly

A study of an animal bone discovered in a Co Clare cave more than a century ago has led archaeologists to push back the date when they believe humans (...)

Anthony Crolla’s (L) comeback fight against Darleys Perez was called a draw while Scott Quigg knocked out Kiko Martinez inside two rounds in Manchester on Saturday night. Photograph: PA

Anthony Crolla was frustrated by the judges as his WBA world lightweight title fight against Darleys Perez was ruled a draw. Stablemate Scott Quigg re(...)

Nathan Cleverly (left) and Tony Bellew in their WBO & WBA Intercontinental Cruiserweight title fight at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Bellew won on a points  decision. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Tony Bellew dredged up a revenge points win over Nathan Cleverly to move into world cruiserweight title contention at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Bel(...)

Terry O’Connor and Robin Arthur: artfully lulling performers
Tomorrow’s Parties

Tomorrow’s Parties Project Arts Centre, Dublin***One of the few things we can say about the future, with any degree of certainty, is that many years f(...)

’Your concentration drops and your motivation goes’: Terry O’Connor, who is unemployed, with his dog, Lewis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
Men overboard

‘Deep down, it hurts. I try to stay one step ahead of depression. During the day I’m busy, but night-times are hard,” says Derek, a 39-year-old who lo(...)