Mr McNamara worked with top international designer Ib Jorgensen before returning to set up business in his native Limerick

Tributes are being paid to a “true gentlemen of” Irish fashion, Limerick designer John McNamara who passed away on Thursday night.The well known desig(...)

Dancing at the Metropole in Dublin in 1968. Photograph:  Kevin McMahon

The way Danny Hughes tells it, the first disco in the country happened like this. It was May 1965, and the 18-year-old was looking for an alternative (...)

 Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham and Richard E. Grant as Simon Bricker in the  fifth series of Downton Abbey.

Amazing that a brand of bottled water didn’t step in and snap up the sponsorship of Downton Abbey on TV3. Fans of the soapy period drama will remember(...)

Models on a 1967 Nuffield tractor at Ratheniska, Co Laois. The 2014 National Ploughing Championships will be held there this month. Photograph: Alf Harvey

The mud has hardly dried on the boots that returned from the Electric Picnic but Stradbally is already bracing itself for a much bigger influx of visi(...)

Clodagh McKenna will take part in Ireland’s biggest barbecue competition at Riverfest in Limerick this weekend. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Hurling League final Old rivals Tipperary and Kilkenny will face off in Semple Stadium in Thurles at 3.30pm on Sunday. The Cats beat Galway(...)