Maura Higgins

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Love Island 2021: the series got off to a stumbling start with some less-than sparkling contestants and a dearth of any real romance. Photo: ITV

My last holiday abroad was in summer 2019. I went to Mallorca with two friends to have Cava with our breakfast and lie by the pool and read our books (...)

The Swarbrigg family posted a note to Inglot’s Instagram page last month announcing the closure of its stores “due to the impact of Covid-19 and the immense challenges facing the retail sector”.

The Swarbrigg family behind the Inglot make-up brand in Ireland and Britain is putting its main Irish holding company into liquidation, having shut it(...)

Maura doesn’t take to her new training regime with stoical good grace

“I’m Maura Higgins. On Love Island I showed the world that I’m a strong-willed woman who knows her own mind,” says Maura Higgins, Longford-born star o(...)

I’ll Get This: Gregg Wallace, Les Dennis, Maura Higgins, Shirley Ballas and Joel Dommett

“Mistletoe!” shrieks Shirley Ballas, the Strictly Come Dancing judge, choking slightly on her own laughter but persisting in the game with no strict a(...)

Love Island: Laura Whitmore is tipped to take over from Caroline Flack as host. Photograph: David M Benett/Getty

The Irish television presenter Laura Whitmore has been tipped as a favourite to replace Caroline Flack as host of the reality show Love Island. Whitm(...)

Gay Byrne on stage for his last Late Late Show after 37 years. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

From the predictable - Brexit and the Game of Thrones finale - to the less predictable - Fortnite World Cup and Lady Gaga at the Oscars - Facebook has(...)

What do our trending Twitter topics say about us? If the Irish list is to be taken at face value, we are all worked up about Brexit, climate change an(...)

There was still a paddock big enough for Merrylegs (I could hardly live in a place like that and not buy a Shetland)

Through the early years of being stuck in negative equity, I swore off all property websites, studiously looked the other way when I passed estate age(...)

Sinéad O’Connor performing Nothing Compares 2 U on The Late Late Show on Friday. Photograph: RTÉ

To initiate its 58th series, the Late Late Show began not with that familiar drum roll but a wailing siren. When it did strike up, the theme tune had(...)

Maura Higgins in Love Island

What has Maura Higgins, the pride of Ballymahon and the most striking personality on Love Island have to do with Lady Hazel Lavery whose image represe(...)

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