Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

 Prof Rose Anne Kenny,  director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing  at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It was while she was a research fellow in cardiology at Westminster Hospital that Prof Rose Anne Kenny developed the Head Up Tilt (HUT) test. Used to(...)

Pope Francis: seen by many as separate from the institution he leads, and which he himself struggles to reform. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

It is the story of a photograph: four cardinals, all Irish, and one president, Mary McAleese. The occasion was the elevation in 2007 of the then prima(...)

Cardinal Keith O’Brien: recused himself from the 2013 Vatican conclave that elected Pope Francis.

Funeral arrangements for Antrim-born Cardinal Keith O’Brien (80), who died on Monday, have yet to be decided by the Vatican. Former Archbishop of St(...)

Shares in Dalata, which owns the Clayton and Maldron hotel chains, currently trade at around €6.40 on the Irish Stock Exchange

An Investec report has upgraded its outlook on hotel group Dalata, increasing its earnings expectations by 5 per cent and raising its price target to (...)

 Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring his side’s  opener against Wolves this week. For all  the Fulham player’s maturity,  it is worth bearing in mind he is still a teenage boy. Photograph: Mark Kerton/PA Wire

Two Saturdays, two prodigies: last weekend you could feel the buzz on Fulham Palace Road as 23,000 gathered in west London for Fulham versus Wolves at(...)

 A London bus travels through the snow in Oxford Street in central London, Britain. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Four people have been killed in separate crashes in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire as wintry conditions have swept across Britain. Snowfall across t(...)

Manchester City: “Their owner’s high potential investment value is complimented by a strong performance by the club across each of the verticals,” says the report. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City are packing more financial power than any other club in world football, according to a new study. The (...)

 England coach Eddie Jones reckons the next 12 arduous months will effectively determine whether his team win next year’s World Cup in Japan. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Rarely has an England rugby squad enjoyed a briefer new year honeymoon than they have been permitted in 2018. Not that Eddie Jones cared about the hea(...)

Sting at Dublin docklands to promote ‘The Last Ship’ musical, which opens on June 4th in the Bord Gáis Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Singer Sting has said he can trace his roots back to a workhouse, in Co Monaghan. Speaking in Dublin on Tuesday, he said he took part in a genealogy (...)

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