Greenpeace activists illuminate the arena complex during the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

It’s time to have a difficult conversation about the lifestyle of wealthy people – those who drive big cars, frequently fly business class and have tw(...)

Ireland captain Willie Anderson faces up to New Zealand captain Wayne Shelford as the All Blacks preform the Haka at Lansdowne Road in 1989. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 6 New Zealand 23 – Lansdowne Road, November 18th, 1989 It was the last big rugby international of the decade. In early December, Scotland wou(...)

England’s Alastair Cook acknowledges the thunderous prolonged ovation as he returns to the pavillion after being dismissed for 147 in his last Test match against India at The Kia Oval in London. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The Oval was the place to be. For those who crave records, and cricket fans tend to like them, they came and went with the frequency of ticket touts(...)

John FitzPatrick and Moira Appicellii. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

When Paige Anderson was 20 years old, she made a pact with her best friend, Grant Lowe: If the two remained single by age 30, they would get married. (...)

Saoirse Ronan is transcendent as a fraught teenager who is closer to her mother than their fuming rows would suggest, in Lady Bird

Don’t get in a state. You should know that we do this now. Be grateful that we were polite enough to wait until the end of June before naming our favo(...)

Hong Kong at night.

My friend Noreen Rice was not only one of Ireland’s best artists but also the most cosmopolitan person I have ever met. She used to tell me stories of(...)

The car ban on Patrick Street in Cork has been suspended. Photograph: Google Street

The ban on cars entering Cork’s main thoroughfare each afternoon was leading to faster travel times on public transport in the city before the measure(...)

Having been anointed as the coolest place on the planet by National Geographic magazine, Ireland’s most north-westerly county is back in the headlines(...)

A derailed Amtrak car can be seen up the tracks near a crossing after an early morning collision with a CSX freight train on Saturdayin Cayce, South Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP/Getty Images

A locked track switch is being blamed for the collision of an Amtrak passenger train with a freight train that killed two people and injured more tha(...)

This image released by A24 Films shows Saoirse Ronan in a scene from "Lady Bird." Ronan was nominated for an Oscar for best actress on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4.  (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)

THREE IS A MAGIC NUMBER FOR THE IRISH Have we got blasé about Saoirse Ronan’s record at these awards already? Only one other female actor has scored (...)

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