The funeral of former Kerry South TD Jackie Healy-Rae is led by Jackie’s pony ‘Peig’ past his pub in Kilgarvan village. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh/MacMonagle

He was buried wearing the cap. It could not have been any other way. Charlie Chaplin had his bowler. John Wayne had his Stetson. And Jackie Healy-Rae (...)

Bernard McDonnell as Hugo the Bashful in Silent Moves

You run into trouble as soon as you start labelling art: women’s art, queer art, outsider art, disability art, deaf art . . . The problem is th(...)

You’re hired:  say no to skinny jeans, flares and bootcut trousers

Q I’m just about to start my first proper job out of college and I need to buy some trousers for the office. It’s not a corporate job, and the dres(...)

Following up on last year’s triumphant revival of silent gem The Epic of Everest, the British Film Institute has set out to recreate the experience of(...)

Mary Soames with her mother and father in 1963

Mary Soames, who has died aged 91, was the last surviving child of Britain’s wartime prime minister, Winston Churchill. She spent an idyllic childhood(...)

 Madge Fanning,  100 on May 28th May, holding a photograph of her with her siblings. Photograph: Alan Betson 1:19

Not being a history buff, Madge Fanning is unlikely to be able to tell you the details of the year she was born. The records show Charlie Chaplin mad(...)

Merrill Garbus has a request before the interview begins. “I’ve been speaking very slowly all morning so I can be heard and understood clearly, so is (...)

Shelbourne Hotel Holdings Ltd, 
the company 
which owns the famous Dublin hotel, had total debts of ¤289
million at the end of 2011. 

Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Kennedy Wilson Holdings, the Californian investment firm, has said it is close to taking control of the historic Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin and hinted(...)

Seasoned rockers Suede play the Belsonic festival in Belfast on Saturday night. Photograph: PA Wire

Belsonic festival: Belfast, Co AntrimWith performances by The Lumineers, Nine Inch Nails and Basement Jaxx having taken place already, the ongoing, le(...)

Catalan rampoline master Max Calaf Seve performing at the Spanish Parade for the Galway Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Saturday was one of the heatwave barnstormers we have come to expect from July 2013. Yesterday morning came up muggy and cloudy. But if there were fe(...)