The clarity of definition that Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard produced conjured up the idea of a Brahms who had been working out in gym, with all that implies

Thursday last brought the addition of a list of words to the Collins online dictionary. And that evening’s NCH concert by the Swedish Chamber Orche(...)

Maureen O’Hara photographed in her front yard in Los Angeles. Photograph: Harold Filan/AP Photo

It may seem odd to describe a middle-class lady from Ranelagh in the following terms, but, with the death of Maureen O’Hara at 95, cinema has lost a o(...)

Actor Maureen O’Hara pictures in  1943. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Maureen O’Hara, who died on Saturday, was Ireland’s first great Hollywood star and appeared in over 50 films. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful(...)

Tommy Maguire, who has died aged 75, was a Tyrone man who contributed a new genre to film. As Italian director Sergio Leone invented the Spaghetti Wes(...)

Proving that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, David Niven’s book opens with the story of how the then-emerging film director Steven Spielb(...)

As well as penning 25 novels (she published her last, Bittersweet, in 2013), Colleen McCullough was a neuroscientist.

Goddess help us if a woman who has actually achieved anything ever dies.Colleen McCullough died in hospital on Norfolk Island, a small outcrop in the (...)

As the Allied forces battled their way toward Berlin in 1945, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force decided to create an extraordinar(...)

Seagulls fighting over scraps.  Kerry senator  Ned O’Sullivan said: “I have received hundreds of messages and calls. Without a word of a lie over 90 per cent were supportive and positive.”  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

In an extreme case of life imitating art, a Fianna Fáil Senator has portrayed the scourge of swooping seagulls in Dublin in terms that mirror the plot(...)

Coming after the masterpiece that was Rear Window and a few years before the late purple patch that began with Vertigo, To Catch a Thief (1955) occupi(...)

Perched above terraced gardens dropping down to the banks of the Argideen river, near Clonakilty, Lisselan House cuts a fairy tale dash. It was built (...)