Victoria & Abdul: Eddie Izzard at Venice Film Festival this month. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Where do you start with Eddie Izzard? The first activity mentioned in any potted biography will still be “stand-up comedy”. In the early 1990s he gain(...)

A seven-piece tea service catalogued as “presented to Sean Lemass on a visit to UAE” made €1,400

At O’Reilly’s auction in Francis St, Dublin on Wednesday silver gifts presented to the late Seán Lemass, a former Fianna Fáil leader and Taoiseach wen(...)

Before the National Lottery was established, the most popular way to have an occasional flutter was to buy a Sweeps ticket. The Irish Hospitals(...)

Joseph McGrath (58), Johnstown, Navan, Co Meath, sued Fingal County Council after being injured in a slip on the pier in Rush on July 27th, 2009. Photograph: Collins.

A man who slipped on algae on the steps of a Co Dublin pier as he was about to go for a swim has been awarded €59,050 damages at the High Court(...)

Irish Ladies Golf Union president Mary McKenna  presents Andy Whelan (president, Concra Wood Golf Club, Castleblaney)  with the victory pennant following their win in the 2013 Musgrave Crumlin Hospital All-Ireland Club Challenge  at the Oceanico Golf Resort, Algarve, Portugal. Also in the picture (from left) are Declan Smyth, Pat McNeill, Seamus Scally (Chairman, Musgrave Group), Joe Quinsey (Chief Executive, The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation) and Joe McGrath.

While the eyes of the golfing world may have been focused on the Victoria course for the Portugal Masters last week, there was an equally intense comp(...)