Edna O’Brien with director John McColgan, who presented her with a framed portrait before the tribute performance for her at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night. Photographs: Dave Meehan

A happy gathering of the great and the good of contemporary Irish culture assembled at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night to pay tribute to the (...)

Just like that comedian: David Threlfall as Tommy Cooper.Photograph: Robert Viglaskyâ

For decades the comedian Tommy Cooper was one of the most impersonated stars: a hoarse “just like that”, a shrug of the shoulders, the machine-gun (...)

The Hugglewug way: Henry Hugglemonster

It is a busy month for Niamh Sharkey. Alongside her responsibilities as Laureate na nÓg, she this week opened an exhibition dedicated to picture-bo(...)

Personal account: Nick Hewer’s Irish background was analysed on Who Do You Think You Are?

So we can add “Jesuitical” to “flinty- eyed” and “lemon-sucking” when describing Nick Hewer’s style as Alan Sugar’s sidekick on The Apprentice. It (...)