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In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

Well, ho hum, yes, it nearly is always the boxers isn’t it. Sugar Ray Leonard, who dominated four weight divisions and was king of comebacks, tried it(...)

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak after a court appearance linked to the 1MDB scandal in 2018. Photograph:   Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images

What is 1MDB? Originally 1MDB – an abbreviation of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (which means limited) – was nothing more than a Malaysian state fund,(...)

 Sylvester Ryder   played the pubs and clubs of Dublin throughout the 1970s, 80s, 90s and up to and including the noughties

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

DJ Kampire on stage during  Nyege Nyege, the annual four-day international music festival, in Jinja, Uganda. Photograph:  Martin Kharumwa

Last September, I spent four days on the banks of the river Nile in eastern Uganda. All day and night there was music, from traditional instruments fu(...)

Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens to Donald Trump speak about the coronavirus during a task force news conference at the White House in March. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

It is an odd moment to surrender to coronavirus. Right and left, conservative and liberal – all parts of the US spectrum embraced the language of war.(...)

Conor McGregor after defeating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone during his last UFC fight. Photograph: AP

Conor McGregor has announced his latest retirement from UFC. The controversial Irishman, formerly featherweight and lightweight champion and one of (...)

Cyril Fitzsimons is pictured at  Cyril’s Fish House,  in New York, US, in August 2008. File photograph: Gordon M Grant/Bloomberg via Getty Images

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Star Trek actor Kate Mulgrew stayed near Lough Corrib when she was workding on her memoir.

Irish-American actor Kate Mulgrew has revealed how she might move to Ireland if Donald Trump wins a second term in the White House. Mulgrew said she(...)

 Little Richard in 1966. File photograph: AP Photo

Richard Penniman, better known as Little Richard, who combined the sacred shouts of the black church and the profane sounds of the blues to create som(...)

File image of Roy Horn (R) and Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried and Roy  in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, in 2008. File photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Magician Roy Horn, best known as part of the Las Vegas performing duo of Siegfried and Roy, has died at the age of 75 after contracting coronavirus, a(...)

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