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March 14, 2018 3:10 PM Tributes to top Irish musician Liam O´Flynn who dies at 72

Tributes have been paid to giant of Irish music Liam O’Flynn, 72, following his death after a long illness. Mr O’Flynn, who played the uilleann pipes, had been a member of the group Planxty alongside Christy Moore, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny. The master piper had also performed with Kate Bush, Emmylou Harris and Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler and worked 2

March 14, 2018 3:10 PM 'Wait for us!' Harrowing screams of desperate mother after her six-year-old daughter ran onto the road and was hit by a van

Harrowing CCTV captures a desperate mother's earsplitting screams after her six-year-old daughter ran into a road and was run over by a van. The girl was left unconscious and airlifted to hospital in a coma after the horror crash in Smithfield, west Sydney at 4pm on Tuesday. There is a sickening thud before the mother's piercing screams for help ring out. The mother 2

March 13, 2018 8:28 PM England duo Dylan Hartley and Elliot Daly still in contention for final Six Nations game against Ireland

Dylan Hartley and Elliot Daly remain in contention for England's NatWest 6 Nations clash with Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. Captain Hartley missed last weekend's 22-16 defeat in France with a tight calf, but head coach Eddie Jones expects the hooker to recover in time to take part in the final round of the Championship. British and Irish Lions wing Daly sustained 11

March 12, 2018 1:33 PM Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entry features moving gay romance

Ireland has unveiled its entrant for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon – and the music video features a moving same-sex romance. The song is a moving ballad following a painful break-up, with the forlorn singer reminiscing about their past romance. The lyrics do not explicitly reference the gender of the lover, but the track’s official music 16

March 12, 2018 1:19 AM Ireland coach Joe Schmidt targets 'special' Grand Slam as Six Nations champions look to England clash

Are we witnessing a changing of the guard? All evidence now suggests Ireland have usurped England as the new Northern Hemisphere superpower. On Monday morning, World Rugby will release the latest rankings with one significant change: Ireland have moved ahead of England into second place, just behind the mighty All Blacks, for the first time in three 12

March 11, 2018 7:52 PM England hit by double injury blow with Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes ruled out of Six Nations finale with champions Ireland

England have suffered a double injury blow after Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes were ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham. The back row forwards sustained knee problems in the 22-16 defeat by France in Paris and have been omitted from a 32-man training squad that is to prepare for the final round of the Championship 9

March 9, 2018 11:31 PM England boss Eddie Jones concedes it was a 'tough call' to drop Mike Brown for France showdown but wanted to call upon 'a bit more pace'

Eddie Jones has rung the changes for England's trip to France on Saturday as they look to bounce back from defeat at Murrayfield a fortnight ago. Their Six Nations hopes hang by a thread and could be all but over by the time they kick-off in Paris should Ireland secure a bonus-point victory over Scotland earlier in the day. Mike Brown is one of the casualties 9

March 8, 2018 9:55 AM Liam Gallagher on same festival bill as brother Noel – but at different venues

Liam Gallagher has been announced as a headliner for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend, where his estranged brother Noel will also be playing. It is the first time the former Oasis rockers have been on the same festival bill at the same time, although the event – which takes place across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland – will see Noel headline 18

March 6, 2018 9:51 PM May 'long on aspirations' but 'short on workable Brexit solutions'

In a response to the PM's recent speech, the EU accuses her of a setting out a "new model based on double cherry-picking". It also claims she addressed her comments mainly at a "domestic audience, trying to bridge the gaps between the two poles of the debate on Brexit in the UK". In a document drawn up by the Council of the EU General Secretariat, seen by Sky News, the Prime 8

March 3, 2018 8:49 PM End To Widespread Freezing Conditions But More Snow Expected In The North

Temperatures expected to return to normal by Monday. An end to widespread freezing conditions is in sight as a gradual thaw takes hold of the South, while the fall-out from Storm Emma continues to disrupt parts of the UK. Temperatures in most places are due to gradually return to normal by the beginning of next week, with highs of 9C expected in parts 15