# X Factor

This year
Kerry All-Star Shane Ryan hits 1-3 to deliver glory for Rathmore
The Kingdom’s goalkeeper, who plays outfield for his club, proved the difference against Galbally Pearses.
All time
# X Factor
Barcelona announce return of Xavi as new manager
The former midfielder won 25 trophies at the Nou Camp during a 17-year spell in the first-team squad.
Who are the Irish kids set to become stars in this 2021/2022 season?
Nathan Doak is set to make his starting debut for Ulster tomorrow and across all four provinces a number of young starlets are ready to shine.
# X Factor
'We all know what Ryan Baird is capable of. He has got real X factor'
The Leinster second row is in line for his first international start against England this Saturday.
# free spirit
'He could be incredible at this level' - Ireland excited about James Lowe's debut
The 28-year-old Leinster wing could make his debut against Wales next week.
# X Factor
Simon Cowell recovering from surgery after breaking part of his back in bike fall
The X Factor judge fell from an electric bike in Malibu at the weekend.
# X Factor
Lowe can be Leinster's match-winner after a frustrating period in the shadows
The Kiwi winger is back in Leo Cullen’s team and will be hoping to make a big impact against Toulouse.
# Planet Jedward
Jedward have been sliding into people's DMs since getting their Twitter account back
That’s one way to make a comeback
# Brendan Murray
Everything you need to know about the 22-year-old Irish plumber on The X Factor semi final this weekend
Let’s be real, you’re definitely not up to date with The X Factor.
# The X Factor
ITV, please stop beating a dead horse: The X Factor has been doomed for years
It’s a no from me.
# Golden Buzzer
Galway-native, Brendan Murray, heads straight to Judges' House after earning The X Factor Golden Buzzer
‘What a voice.’
# patrick james
The winner of The Voice of Ireland was harshly rejected when he auditioned for X Factor
Patrick discussed the experience on The Ray D’Arcy show today.
# tv picks
What to watch on TV tonight: Saturday
This is the telly everyone will be talking about.
# Brendan Murray
A former Irish Eurovision contestant is auditioning on tonight's X Factor
Brendan’s audition will air tonight.
# Mary Byrne
Mary Byrne revealed that Harry Styles is the only One Direction member who's still in contact with her
The singer appeared on Loose Women yesterday.
# getting tetchy
James Arthur's had a dig at The Script amidst their ongoing lawsuit
Shots fired.
# Ex Factor
Louis Walsh is leaving The X Factor after 13 years
The Mayo man is set to continue working on Ireland’s Got Talent.
# Louis Walsh
Here's 9 of Louis Walsh's most iconic X-Factor moments as we remember his time on the show
The longest-running judge has quit the show.
# bale out
Neville: Bale can be Man United game-changer like a Messi or Ronaldo
The Real Madrid forward has hinted at a summer transfer, and Neville would love to see him move to Old Trafford.
# Case closed
'Do I feel pressure to start Joey at 10? No, there's no issues like that at all'
Leo Cullen has dismissed the idea of Joey Carbery having to leave Leinster in search of game time at 10.
# w-rapping
Jedward have gotten their own Christmas ad and it's as outrageous as you'd expect
Because nothing says “Christmas” like a cash-grab from former talent show contestants.
# storming it
Here's the performance that saw Wicklow brothers Sean and Conor through to The X Factor live shows
“That’s the best I think you’ve sang”
# sean and conor
The Wicklow brothers on X Factor made it through despite a dramatic intervention by Simon Cowell
“After that, I’m not sure I’m going to give you a chair”
# X Factor
19 things we can't believe actually happened on The X-Factor
The show that just keeps on giving.
# queens of pop
12 of the best Girls Aloud songs to celebrate Nadine's comeback
# queen mary byrne
Here's what Ireland's previous X Factor contestants are up to in 2017
Just in case you needed to check back in on Eoghan Quigg or Tabby Callaghan.
# honey g
Someone invaded the stage during Honey G's performance on the X Factor last night
It’s Calvin Harris and the pineapple all over again!
# New Face
Connacht confirm signing of Fiji international back row Dawai
The 29-year-old has agreed a two-year contract in Ireland.
# ireland's got talent
Ireland's X Factor auditions included a potato farmer and a Bono lookalike
We were well and truly made a show of.
# drink driving
Former X Factor judge Tulisa banned from driving for 15 months
The singer crashed her Ferrari in London last September.
# For Sale
Take a look around the old X-Factor mansion, where Rod Stewart once lived
It’s on the market for €7.1 million.
# it's a trumpet
Sax is the biggest song in the country at the moment, but there's one thing annoying everyone
# X Factor
Olly Murs made a 'massive f**k up' on the X Factor, and fans are crying fix
Murs mistakenly announced that Monica Michael would be leaving the competition… and then she was voted out.
# carolly
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs just need to shift and get over it
I will go down with this ship…
# X Factor
Xavi: Manchester United move appealed to me
The Spanish legend joined Al Sadd from Barcelona in the summer but he has now revealed that he would have been open to a move to Old Trafford or Liverpool earlier in his career.
# irish export
Irish Eurovision fans might've noticed a familiar face on last night's X Factor
Love can build you UP, love can tear you DOWN.
# donna and joe
Joe from Donna and Joe popped up on the X Factor last night
Love can build you UP, love can tear you DOWN.
# Tulisa
Tulisa Contostavlos has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving in her Ferrari
# lou lou
The X Factor's back, and everyone's actually missing Louis Walsh
“You LOOK like a popstar, you SING like a popstar…” :(
Ireland look to Zebo's 'X-factor' at fullback as Cotter's Scots visit Dublin
Opportunity knocks for Ian Madigan at out-half, while Gordon D’Arcy is at 12.