Gary Lenaghan, from Shankill, Belfast, said Republic of Ireland supporters remembering Northern Ireland fan Darren Rodgers, who died in Nice, was noted and appreciated. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

Northern Ireland fans love Paris in the summer, even if it’s raining rather than sizzling, as the Ella Fitzgerald song says it should be doing. It was(...)

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn said the €100,000 International Impac Dublin Literary Award is a “grandiose gesture” when most artists in the city are living below the poverty line. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The prestigious International Impac Dublin Literary Award, which at €100,000 is the world’s largest cash prize for fiction, will be funded entirely fr(...)