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She was the last surviving sibling of one of the most famous families in the world. This week the New York home of Jean Kennedy Smith, who died in Jun(...)

Saint Piran’s flag, the standard of Cornwall. Photograph: Getty Images

Thanks to Saint Piran, a mysterious holy man who lived circa 450 AD, March 5th is considered – by hard-line Celts anyway – the national day of Cornwal(...)

On March 8th 1971 in New York at the Madison Square Garden, Muhammad Ali lost the first of his three-fight trilogy with Joe Frazier. Photograph: Getty Images

In his classic book “Loser and Still Champion”, Budd Schulberg opens the chapter concerning the first Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier bout at Madison Square (...)

Project Ireland 2040 includes a range of projects that will cost, in some instances, hundreds of millions of euro – such as the Metrolink, the north runway at Dublin Aiport, and the Luas Green Line capacity enhancement. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some bodies responsible for delivering the €116 billion “Project Ireland” infrastructure plan will face “significant capability challenges”, a report (...)

Dalata chief executive Pat McCann. ‘People think you’ll spend all your time looking at the hotels you built. But for me it was the people and what we built together.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Pat McCann, the chief executive and founder of the Dalata hotel group and a veteran of more than five decades in the industry, is a committed Arsenal (...)

Denis O’Brien, third from left, with former taoiseach Enda Kenny at the ringing of the bell at the NYSE on March 19th, 2012. Photograph: Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext/PA Wire

The sale of Communicorp for more than €100 million marks the exit of telecoms tycoon Denis O’Brien from the Irish media market after a decades-long pr(...)

Denis O’Brien speaks at a 2010 conference on Confidence in the Media. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1989 O’Brien forms Communicorp and wins licence for Dublin radio station 98FM. He would go on to replicate the pared-down, music hits formula used by(...)

An SSE maintenance vessel approaches a turbine on the company’s Arklow bank wind farm. Photograph: David O’Brien.

SSE Renewables plans to spend up to €6 billion building offshore wind farms around the Irish coast, according to its chief executive, Alistair Philli(...)

  Neil Lennon reacts during Celtic’s defeat to Ross County. Photograph: Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images

For a number of months it has been more about how Celtic extricate themselves from such a dismal position than how they got there. As Ross County deli(...)

Jordan White scores the winner for Ross County against Celtic. Photograph: Getty Images

Ross County 1 Celtic 0 Jordan White was the Ross County hero as they inflicted a second defeat on Celtic this season and put Rangers on course for a (...)

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