Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

The rise of esports – electronic sports – is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than €(...)

   Ann Flynn with her daughter Norma Flynn and grandson Tadhg Gleeson at the memorial in Donadea Forest Park to her Kildare-born US marine son Liam Flynn who was killed in 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson

State forestry company Coillte wants to remove a memorial from a Co Kildare park dedicated to a local man killed while serving with the US marines aft(...)

White House chief of staff John Kelly said an investigation was under way into the circumstances surrounding the ambush that killed four US troops in Niger earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

White House chief of staff John Kelly defended US president Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of a fallen US soldier as the four-(...)

 Andrea Atzeni celebrates winning the Pretty Polly Stakes on Nezwaah at the Curragh Racecourse, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The English-trained Nezwaah secured Group One glory in Sunday’s Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, on an afternoon when Aidan O’Brien revealed the ou(...)

Choreographer Emma Martin and Ballet Ireland dancer Ana Enriquez Gonzalez. Photograph: Rodolfo Saraiva

Wearing an oversized flannel shirt and endless layers of leg warmers, choreographer Emma Martin appears an unlikely poster-girl for ballet. Her unkemp(...)

‘We will not build a wall,’ said Hillary Clinton. ‘Instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good paying job can get one.’ Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

Hillary Clinton warned that the United States was at a “moment of reckoning” as she made history becoming the first female to accept the presidential (...)

Ann Mulrooney in the kitchen of her home in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Director of the Visual Arts Centre in Carlow, Ann Mulrooney graduated from Cork’s Crawford Art College and then London’s Royal College of Art. She exh(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys with Hughie O’Donoghue at the opening of his exhibition, part of Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Seven fire-breathing insects oblivious to the worst of the Atlantic elements prepared to take to the streets of Galway last night, as Minister for Ar(...)

Playwright Enda Walsh has said he believes the Brexit referendum result reflects a British ‘inferiority complex’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Playwright Enda Walsh has said he believes the Brexit referendum result reflects a British “inferiority complex ”. The award-winning writer and direc(...)

Zai Deshields (4) plays at home before her first therapy session, in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Her mother says she has become withdrawn and regressed to baby-talk since recently pulling a handgun out of a backpack while visiting her grandmother in Texas and wounding her uncle in the leg. Photograph: Melissa Golden/The New York Times

Sha’Quille Kornegay, two years old, was buried in a pink coffin, her favourite doll by her side and a tiara strategically placed to hide the self-inf(...)

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