Serena Williams in action during the 2019 Australian Open. Photograph:   Michael Dodge/Getty Images

You could build Serena Williams’s pedestal from her records. Pile up the 23 Grand Slam singles titles, more than anyone else has won in the Open era, (...)

James Cecil Parke won 20 caps for Ireland, scoring 36 points. Photograph: Adam Darnell/Century Ireland

A number of writers have inscribed the pedestal upon which they placed James Cecil Parke with the words, ‘Ireland’s greatest sportsman,’ an assertion (...)

The Beatles: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Photograph: BIPs/Getty

On April 9th, 1970, a press release about a 27-year-old solo artist was sent to the media. Taking the form of a Q&A, it mainly explained what his (...)

Cameron Cuffe as Superman’s grandfather Seg-El in the Syfy series Krypton, filmed at Belfast Harbour Studios

A former soft drinks factory in east Belfast may not be the most obvious place to find the grandfather of one of the world’s most enduring superheroes(...)

Queen Elizabeth  is seen in London, England, on Saturday. The queen’s birthday honours have been released. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Former frontman of The Undertones Feargal Sharkey (60) has been made an OBE in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours. Sharkey is one of several musician(...)

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. Photograph: Helen Sloan/HBO

“The single most positive thing to happen to the screen industry in Northern Ireland is Game of Thrones.” That’s the assessment of Richard Williams, (...)

Everton’s Richarlison scoring with an   overhead kick against Manchester United at  Goodison Park, Liverpool. Photograph:  Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

For those with long memories the irony inherent in Richarlison’s marvellous opening goal for Everton against Manchester United was the way his overhea(...)

Team Sky celebrate Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France victory on the Champs-Élysées back in July. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Every now and then a new force enters a sport with an impact so crushing that it reshapes and even deforms the whole competition. So it was with the s(...)

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A hard Brexit could hit the number of British tourists visiting Ireland, the head of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons has warned. Mr Gibbons said it was(...)

Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

If Nora Twomey is pretending to have “never been into heels and dresses”, as she puts it, she’s doing a top notch job. Having already walked the Acade(...)

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