Irene Diamond (centre in red) with from left George Soros, David Rockefeller, William Gates III, Brooke Astor, Ted Turner and Leonore Annenberg at the  first Andrew Carnegie Medals of Philanthropy Awards ceremony. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Alice Hunter said that she couldn’t believe she would never see Harrods again. But she said it to her friend Irene Diamond in New York and in as littl(...)

Gary Whelan: ‘Our first date was a trip around the Ring of Kerry.’

Gary Whelan, Dresden: ‘I would have moved anywhere to live with my fantastic Polish wife’ I was at home with Skype online. It had a search option the(...)

Looking forward to tomorrow’s Christmas turkey and figgy pudding? Can’t wait to finally hear some sleigh-bells in the snow, rather than the steady dr(...)

 Ahmet Dahmani is escorted by a plain clothes police officer on Friday in Antalya. It is believed Dahmani scouted out the target sites for the attacks  in Paris a week ago. Photograph: Ihlas News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey has arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan origin suspected of involvement in Islamic State’s attacks in Paris that killed 130 people a week ago, a(...)

A woman leaves a booth before casting her ballot at a polling station in the town of Tifelt, east of Rabat, Morocco. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

A political party formed by a close associate of Morocco’s king secured most seats in local elections on Friday, closely followed by the ruling Islami(...)

Patrick O’Donoghue in the RTÉ series The Gleneagle. Photograph: RTÉ

In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart’s Rick famously complains: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” And of all t(...)

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca was built in 1993 and is one of Africa’s largest. It has one of the world’s largest minarets
Weekend in . . . Casablanca
  • Travel
  • January 19, 2015, 06:00

Marrakesh and Fez bewitch travellers with their ancient customs, and Tangier and Essaouira with their counter-culture exotica, but Casablanca, Moro(...)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and CEO of Barretstown Dee Ahearn at the Barretstown Gala Ball. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Gordon D’Arcy and Glen Hansard were among 950 guests at what’s been called the biggest charity event of the year, the Barretstow(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

Irish citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Egypt

EGYPT A NO-GO Following three deadly bomb blasts in Egypt in the space of a week, the Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens to(...)