Anita Ekberg, who has died aged 83, became an international symbol of lush beauty and unbridled sensuality in the 1960 Federico Fellini film La Dolce (...)

A roaring fire, eating Roses from the tin and shopping online: what could be better? Photograph: Thinkstock

Q While most people are planning to spend the festive season in the pub, I’m going to be sitting on the sofa, alone, in front of a roaring fire, ea(...)

 Joan and Aideen Goggin  with passengers on a Cork bus demanding that   a tradition of bus drivers dressing as Santa be reinstated. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

With a fitting sense of Festive timing, the 130 was stuck in traffic at Newcomen Bridge the same time as Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney was ringi(...)

Author Liz Nugent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Liz Nugent has spent most of her working life in broadcasting and has written for TV and Radio. Her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, published this(...)

The ‘Boss’ Bruce Springsteen paid tribute in Limerick to the deeds of the Treaty County’s hurlers. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

It probably doesn’t happen this way but it would be great to think that when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band arrive in Nowlan Park, they will (...)