Independent senator Rónán Mullen and Independent TD Mattie McGrath  allege the work of the Oireachtas committee on the eighth amendment has been fixed to deliver a particular outcome. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Given the divisive subject that is currently before it, the work of the Oireachtas committee examining the eighth amendment to the Constitution was a(...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

US Ppesident Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York. Photograph: Jim Watson /AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no president has done in generations, equating activists protesting raci(...)

Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates winning her bout against Sofya Ochigava of Russia. Photograph:  Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Throughout the week, on our amble through memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen over the past 30 years, we went from 50 to 11 - no(...)

The tower of the former Lucky Strike tobacco factory looms over Durham,  North Carolina, a reminder of the industry that thrived there for almost 200 years. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

August is the time of escape from Washington, when thousands of workers and political types leave the swampy heat of the nation’s capital and escape t(...)

For John Redmond, the Irish Convention represented the final hope of rescuing some form of agreed Home Rule while the war continued. But he died a broken man in March 1918, a month before the convention produced its split report.

Tuesday marks the centenary of the inauguration of the Irish Convention, convened in Regent House in Trinity College Dublin to attempt to thrash out a(...)

UCD’s Katie Mullan scored two minutes from time to clinch Ireland’s first ever win against Germany. Photograph: Paul Walsh/Inpho

Germany 1 (J Teschke) Ireland 2 (A O’Flanagan, K Mullan) A brilliant Katie Mullan goal with two minutes to go saw Ireland’s women beat Germany – the (...)

John Connors in Cardboard Gangsters

“I can’t watch my own films,” says Mark O’Connor. “All I can see are mistakes.” He winces and blushes at the very idea: “Flaws everywhere. Just… no.” (...)

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews leave St Mark’s church  following their wedding. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA

The sister of Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge’s, Pippa Middleton, has married one of the UK’s most eligible bachelors, millionaire groom James Matthews(...)

Britain’s Prince Philip has shocked and sometimes delighted the public with his outspoken comments.  File photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who has announced he will retire from royal duties in the Autumn, has perhaps been best known for h(...)