Aoibhinn McGinnity and Ben Forster at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

A journey of elf discovery may seem unlikely for the first lady of the Irish criminal underworld, but when Love/Hate’s Aoibhinn McGinnity swaps Dub(...)

Manon, starring Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli

On Thursday, the Royal Ballet’s 2014-15 Live Cinema Season kicks off with a 40th-anniversary staging of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, starring Mariane(...)

Not only should hurling retain red and yellow cards, it should also adopt the black variety. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cynicism is unattractive. The cynic never gets the girl; unless it’s Humphrey Bogart who’s concealing sentimentality beneath thin-skinned irasc(...)

British and Irish Lions’ head coach Warren Gatland shakes hands with Brian O’Driscoll after the final Test.

There were so many sporting profiles in courage the past week it was easy enough to lose count, although Eoin ‘Bomber’ Liston’s brave attempt to be ni(...)

Spitting Image: the satirical puppet show thrived on Thatcher’s presence. Photograph: Bruno Vincent/Getty

‘Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep? Do you wake, Mrs Thatcher, in your sleep? Do you weep like a sad willow on your Marks and Spencer’s pi(...)