Anton Savage: instead of a cliched mid-Atlantic twang he opts for a Mitteleuropa accent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Once upon a time it was practically de rigueur for aspiring broadcasters to adopt a mid-Atlantic accent, with many a radio DJ especially affecting (...)

Manet’s  “first version” of Le Bar aux Folies-Bergère, which sold for £16.9m

Tuesday (June 23rd) Bonhams  London. Nineteenth-century art. Boy on a Donkey in Snowy Landscape by Walter Frederick Osborne sold for (...)

Detail from a photograph by Terry O’Neill of David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor sharing a cigarette during their first meeting in Beverly Hills in 1975

The renowned English photographer Terry O’Neill, now aged 76, was born to Irish emigrant parents in London – his father was from Cork; his mother from(...)

Avril Stanley at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath, venue for Body & Soul festival from June 19th to 21st. Photograph:  Shantanu Starick

Avril Stanley, originally from Galway, is director of the Body & Soul festival. She lives in Dublin with her son Jarah (6). What first insp(...)

Teak dining table by Italian furniture firm Ethimo

Italian hardwood style in your garden Cronos is a smart outdoor teak dining table by Italian furniture firm Ethimo (ethimo.com). It has an arch(...)

Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of music fans are attending a concert at Slane Castle where US rockers The Foo Fighters are marking their twentieth year as a liv(...)

Clifford Slapper with David Bowie: Bowie’s Piano Man seeks to shine a spotlight on one of the musicians who has contributed hugely, though often without full recognition until now, to modern musical history, especially through helping to mould the sound of classic albums like Aladdin Sane by Bowie. Photograph: Ray Burmiston

On May 5th, the one millionth visitor was welcomed to the David Bowie Is exhibition, which began at London’s V&A in 2013 and has now reached Paris(...)

Bono spits water while performing in the U2’s first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May 14th 2015. Photograph: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP 2:37

U2 brought a heap of ire on their heads when they released their last album Songs of Innocence free to all iTunes users. Being accused of behaving lik(...)

Cyber security: RSA’s Amit Yoran told a conference in San Francisco that a major problem was that the industry “has adopted a defensive mindset. We’re simply building taller castle walls and digging deeper moats.”

In 2014 the world saw huge data breaches, but 2015 promises to be the year of the “super mega breach”, said Amit Yoran, president of security company (...)

You have to admire the chutzpah of the welcome. As he’s leading the way up the stairs, the Scottish wine bar guy has asked whether it’s a first vis(...)