Robinson in action for Ireland in 1984. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Michael Robinson won. It is important to remember that in the week he lost his life to cancer. Robinson won at football – the medals on the table, cap(...)

 Louis Walsh at the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. FiIe photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pop guru Louis Walsh last year shared a pay pot of more than €335,000 from his main entertainment firm. New accounts filed by Walsh’s management comp(...)

Cold front: José Mourinho. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

José Mourinho looked unimpressed. He had been handed a copy of Matt Busby’s 1973 autobiography, Soccer at the Top, with the last page open. There Busb(...)

Anthropological studies suggest that kissing is an acceptable practice in up to 90 per cent of cultures. Photograph: iStock

What are the origins of kissing? In early human societies, it is believed mothers weaned their babies by chewing up their food and then passing it to(...)

Portugal’s Salvador Sobral celebrates with his sister Luisa after winning  the Eurovision song contest  in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The winner of the 62nd Eurovision song contest is Portugal’s Salvador Sobral who wrung his hands delightfully while singing the sweetly, string-laden (...)

The bookies do not anticipate that Ireland’s Brendan Murray will make it to the final.  Photograph: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

If the bookies are to be believed, our national Eurovision disgrace is set to continue at this evening’s semi-final. They do not anticipate that Irela(...)