Michael Flatley and Ed Sheeran: both among Britain’s ten richest musicians. Photograph: PA Wire

Ed Sheeran has reportedly increased his wealth by £40 million (€45 million), staking a place in the top 10 of the UK’s annual music rich list. The 29(...)

Rebel Wilson with her Cats co-star James Corden at the Oscars: the pair  arrived in deliberately awful representations of their feline selves,  wrapping irony around their introduction to the visual effects prize.  Photograph: Getty Images

At the recent Bafta ceremony, Rebel Wilson drew laughs for her takedown of the season’s biggest cinematic catastrophe. “I made this dress by sewing tw(...)

Unnamed Question Time Audience Member invented the idea of a united Ireland live on BBC Question Time earlier this year

With another year over and a new one soon to begin, here are some noteworthy names that made news this year (inclusion here is not an endorsement exce(...)

Ben Elton: ‘You may not like it, but I don’t think there’s anybody like me.’ Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

They say you shouldn’t meet your heroes – but my inner 13-year-old would never forgive me if I spurned a chat with Ben Elton. The Young Ones, Blackadd(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

Horse Racing Ireland said traceability systems introduced this year would help improve the monitoring of thoroughbreds in this country. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has said traceability systems introduced this year will help improve the monitoring of thoroughbreds in this country. Howe(...)

The thoroughbred horse was emaciated, with its ribcage showing, and in such poor condition euthanising the animal was considered.

A thoroughbred horse previously bought for £240,000, with past links to a famous Irish trainer and to a stud farm owned by composer Andrew Lloyd Webbe(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: money pile down to just  €865 million. File photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has lost his status as a billionaire after his his net worth fell €167 million to a paltry €865 million, according to the(...)

Meg Hennessy and James Russell in The Shadow of a Gunman. ‘It was through O’Casey that the American public got to know some of the great actors like Barry Fitzgerald, FJ McCormack, Eileen Crowe – actors that were picked up by John Ford.’

As you turn into a quiet street in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, the façade of the Irish Repertory Theatre edges into view. The former warehouse (...)

 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

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