Pathos and farce: Peter Coonan, Owen McDonnell and Seán T Ó Meallaigh from TG4's Wrecking The Rising

For the most part, this year’s centenary commemorations have been sober and reflective, imbued with that quiet dignity usually only achieved when Ree(...)

Stop Talking, Start Doing Action Book by Shaa Wasmund is priced €14.99

The central theme of this book is about how so many individuals sabotage their dreams and what we can do to prevent this happening. While entrepreneur(...)

Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

‘The 1916 commemoration on O’Connell Street was like a bad North Korea-type military parade with emotionally overblown television coverage” – no, not(...)

Rebellion, an RTÉ five-part  drama set over three weeks of Easter 1916, is to have a follow-up set in the War of Independence

A follow-up to the drama series Rebellion which will be set in the War of Independence will be made, RTÉ’s managing director of television Glen Killan(...)

English artist Nathalie Beauvillain Scott has created a portrait of Bob Geldof entitled ‘F*** Mondays’ which is among the pieces on display at the BP Portrait Award exhibition which opens at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

Paintings by five Irish artists feature in a new international portrait exhibition opening at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on Friday. It is the firs(...)

Jerry Hall wore a pale blue chiffon and silk wedding gown, reported to have been designed by Vivienne Westwood, while Rupert Murdoch dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and brown shoes. He sported a single white rose in his breast pocket. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress and model Jerry Hall celebrated their marriage with a blessing service on Saturday at St Bride’s church on Lond(...)

The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

30 years ago today: A report in The Irish Times on Monday, January 6th, 1986, marks the death of Irish rock star Phil Lynott. Photograph: The Irish Times

Phil Lynott, singer and bassist of Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, died 30 years ago on Monday. Lynott was born in England in 1949 and moved to Dublin t(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and First Minister Peter Robinson: together they “oversaw the devolution of policing and justice powers”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s outgoing First Minister Peter Robinson has been shortlisted for this year’s Tipperary International Peace Award. The citation hail(...)

Phil Lynott performing on stage in 1976. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Leighlin, Clonmacnoise, Ferns, Kells, Bangor, Lismore, Clogher. The centre of the corporation estate of Crumlin was started in the year of the Euchari(...)