Ulster’s Andrew Trimble congratulates try scorer John Andrew during the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Scarlets at  Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 27 Scarlets 20 It seemed appropriate on the night that was in it that Ulster surged their way late on to secure a dramatic triumph by halting (...)

Cheap Cheap Cheap: The idea for the show presumably came to him when a man in the pub said: “You know the price of everything and the value of nothing, Edmonds”

How to describe Noel “Edmonds” Edmonds? Let me try. From a certain angle and in a certain light Noel Edmonds’s head resembles a friendly, well-groomed(...)

The cosmically nihilistic sci-fi comedy Rick and Morty is back (weekly on Netflix) and Netflix is also producing a fantasy series from Matt Groening, (...)

Nathan Kirwan with Colin O’Shaughnessy of the Elite Gym: Mr Kirwan, who has a spinal cord injury, wears an exoskeleton in the Cork gym. Photograph: Kathleen Harris

Technology designed for combat zones by the US military is being used successfully in Irish gyms to return the gift of movement to people with paralys(...)

Ardagh raised about $319 million in net proceeds following its flotation in March

Ardagh Group, the Irish-led glass and metal containers group that floated in New York earlier this year, warned that a recent dip by the dollar agains(...)

Chiefs’ James Lowe celebrates a  try: “We’re bound by blood so there’s something a bit more in that. This is a team where you’re brothers before you put on this shirt, before you put on this fern.” Photograph: Marty Melville/Photosport/Inpho

The Maori-Lions game has particular intrigue for Leinster fans. Three of their number are in the Lions’ starting line-up, Johnny Sexton, Sean O’Brien (...)

Paul Coulson of Ardagh  rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in March. In April the group announced 38 per cent increase in earnings in the first quarter of the year

Ardagh Group, the glass and metal containers giant built up by Irish financier Paul Coulson over the past two decades, has secured a rating upgrade fr(...)

L-R: Paul Coulson, Ardagh chairman, ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange alongside John Tuttle, global head of listings at the exchange,  Ian Curley, chief executive of Ardagh, and John Sheehan, Ardagh director of investor relations, as the group celebrated its IPO last month

Ardagh Group, the glass and metal containers group led by financier Paul Coulson that floated in New York last month, reported a 38 per cent increase (...)

Lorraine Keane at home in Monkstown. Photograph: Alan Betson

Keane and her husband, musician Peter Devlin, bought their Victorian home 13 years ago when it was divided into flats and Keane was eight months pregn(...)

Paul Coulson: finding chunky deals to continue the group’s 36 per cent compound annual earnings growth will not be easy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Paul Coulson may be about to celebrate his 65th birthday at the end of this month, but retirement is the last thing on the Ardagh Group chairman’s min(...)