Controversial US pastor Steven L Anderson thanked Ireland for banning him because he was getting lots of extra listeners.  Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Pastor Steven Anderson, the first person banned from Ireland under the 1999 Immigration Act, believes its is the country’s loss that he will not be ab(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary, aboard one of his aircraft at Stansted Airport.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary will stay on as chief executive of Ryanair until at least 2024, but the airline will shortly be a different organisation to the one he(...)

My boyfriend  wants “concrete proposals” to call-off the new strike, but I have no idea what that means. Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, My boyfriend of nearly 7 years is on a “sex strike” (for a second time) and I’m embarrassed and frustrated. We had been going through a dry (...)

An estimated  30,000 people in Ireland are infected with the hepatitis C virus. Photograph: iStock

A treatment programme for people infected with hepatitis C is set to be broadened, the Public Accounts Committee will be told on Thursday. The secret(...)

Sam Bennett: ‘I thought it would be harder on the climb but I was actually comfortable.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Sam Bennett blasted to his second consecutive stage win in the Presidential Tour of Turkey on Thursday, showing confidence in extending his overall le(...)

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson. Between the Brazilian and Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, there’ll be more than £136 million between the goalposts at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Photograph: Peter Powell/Reuters

Absurd and crazy are the words Alisson chooses to describe his £65 million transfer fee. In the end the Brazilian was the most expensive goalkeeper on(...)

Lily Allen: the singer has written an unflinching, unputdownable book

The old house in the countryside that Lily Allen bought, after several years of fame, was at the end of a long, private track. Hugged by the land, in (...)

Kevin Sharkey and others at Carlow County Council meeting: “Ireland should come first – that’s not to exclude anyone, that just makes common sense.”  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

But really, does it make a blind bit of difference who we install in the Áras for the next seven years? The winner just has to be presidential. It s(...)

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz whose country has just assumed the rotating presidency of the EU. Photograph: Getty

Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz has opened the door to extending negotiations with the UK should agreement not be forthcoming on the Irish Border,(...)

Mikolaj and Elzbieta Wilk would have celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on Sunday. Photograph: Provision

A Polish mother of two who saw her husband slain by a machete wielding gang of masked men at her home in Ballincollig, Co Cork is to return to her nat(...)

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