Goldie Hawn. Photograph from the book Paparazzo: The Elio Sorci Collection

The paparazzi get a bad press, with variations on the same story appearing in broadsheets every few months: a photographer hiding in the bushes; a (...)

The Bulgari store by the Spanish Steps in Rome. Last year, the company’s Irish unit was investigated by Italian authorities. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

Apple and Google are names regularly cited when it comes to using Ireland for aggressive tax planning, but the practice is open to a much wider range (...)

Lindsay Lohan in London last week. It has been comfirmed that she will join the West End production of Speed-the-Plow. Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images)

Lindsay Lohan is to make her stage debut in London’s West End in a play about the movie business.She will appear in Speed-The-Plow, by US writer Da(...)

BMW climbed 2.8 per cent to €94.10. UBS upgraded the car maker to buy from neutral, saying its investments in electric-car models confer a competitive advantage over rivals.  Photograph: Fred Rollison/Bloomberg News

The Iseq followed the bulk of European exchanges downwards today, losing 0.5 per cent. European stocks declined for a third day overall, as data sh(...)

It’s the little things that count. This might seem like an odd thing to say when it comes to a grand period manor house, with formal gardens, a(...)

In 1938, the extraordinary, multi-talented 18-year-old Mickey Rooney was America’s No 1 box-office star, earning more than $300,000 annually. I(...)

Stalwart support: Marie Fleming with her partner, Tom Curran. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

I came to Marie Fleming’s book knowing just a few facts about her. I knew that she suffered from multiple sclerosis. Faced by the certain prosp(...)

‘I often take a much-talked-about book and recommend something similar but older. So for people buying Gone Girl [by Gillian Flynn], I might suggest Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca,’ says Bob Johnson of Dublin’s Gutter Bookshop. Above: Daphne Du Maurier

In 1934 Malcolm Cowley, literary editor of the New Republic magazine, had an idea. Having distributed copies of new books to his reviewers, he wond(...)

Mary Beckett’s reputation as one of contemporary Ireland’s finest writers rests on two collections of short stories, A Belfast Woman and A Literary Wo(...)

Wednesday, June 26th Christie’s, London. Pop Culture sale. Elizabeth Taylor’s first wedding dress, £121,875 (£30,000-£50,000). Sunday, June 23rd Mealy(...)