Simple Minds are  coming to Dublin this month for a headline gig at the 3Arena. Photograph: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images

Two years ago, Jim Kerr experienced the mother of celebrity comedowns. His band Simple Minds were in Copenhagen, 10 dates into a world tour, when all (...)

Sian Heder, accompanied by a sign language interpreter, celebrates winning best adapted screenplay. CODA went on to beat The Power of the Dog to best picture. Photograph: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

It’s not often you see one of Hollywood’s power players sucker-punch one of their peers live on television, but this is what unfolded on Sunday evenin(...)

Police in Texas carry out an investigation to the hostage incident at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

A British man who flew to the US, acquired a gun and took hostages at a Texas synagogue had a criminal record and an extensive history of mental healt(...)

Charlene McKenna: Photograph:  Mike Marsland/WireImage

A childhood spent on a Co Monaghan mushroom farm doesn’t exactly scream showbusiness. But speak to actress Charlene McKenna, or watch her in primetime(...)

Jason Quigley comes into this world title bout off the back of defeating Shane Mosley Jr in May. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

Sparing the audience trash talk, Irish middleweight Jason Quigley’s final words, before he takes to the ring on Friday night in Manchester, New Hampsh(...)

Aer Lingus will operate to Heathrow from Shannon and to Belfast and Gatwick from Knock. Photograph: iStock

Aer Lingus will fly to 62 destinations next summer, including 13 in North America from the Republic, as it rebuilds following more than a year of Cov(...)

The cash will help cover the cost of the Government’s  Passport Reform Programme, which aims to meet expected increases in applications for documents not renewed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Efforts to tackle the passport backlog and open new diplomatic missions in Senegal, Canada and other countries top the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (...)

Patrick Guilbaud (69) in his restaurant at Dublin’s Merrion hotel, which has earned two Michelin stars. “I would love to have three, no question about that,” he says. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

Earlier this week it was revealed that three Irish restaurants had won coveted Michelin status of one form or another, although their precise awards h(...)

Rolling Stone: Mick Jagger in 1983, around the time Barry Coleman was signed up to help write his biography. Photograph: Wally McNamee/Corbis via Getty

Barry Coleman still remembers the day in 1983 when he was called by his editor at the publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson and told: “We’ve got a probl(...)

Aer Lingus plans parked in Dublin. US restrictions on travel from Europe remain in place, although there are efforts to reopen transatlantic flying. Photograph: PA

Aer Lingus is delaying the launch of transatlantic services from Manchester Airport in Britain in the face of ongoing travel curbs. The Irish airline(...)

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