Lindsey Holmes in the kitchen of her house in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Lindsey Holmes established her own public relations consultancy in 1994, and has represented some of the biggest international and home grown talent,(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to “build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work”. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Spending less time on social media is in danger of becoming a new year’s resolution perennial, up there with alcohol avoidance and pretending to be tr(...)

Patrick O’Donnell plays a former soldier struggling to adjust to life in Nebraska

Snake Eaters New Theatre, Dublin ** Hillis, a US soldier returning from Afghanistan, has seen more than his share of calamity. Played by Patr(...)

The fountains of the Bellagio light up in the middle of the Las Vegas strip

For much of the summer, I flitted in and out of the United States. I revisited some favourite cities and discovered some new ones. I love America m(...)

Lotte Lenya: nothing else can quite hit the same spot of her voice, and, although you know this, you keep on wanting other performers to generate the same frisson. Photograph: Erich Auerbach/Getty Images

The music of Kurt Weill was something I knew before I knew that I knew it. Who hasn’t heard Mack the Knife? The song may be from an opera, but it has (...)

Legendary drummer Billy Cobham & Spectrum 40 in action at the Everyman for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Patrick Hogan/Provision

The co-founder of seminal disco band Chic, Nile Rodgers, has paid tribute to fans in Cork for being among the first in Europe to champion the group in(...)

Twist and shout: The Beatles after arriving at Dublin Airport in November 1963, with Paul Russell (left) and  Frank Hall of RTÉ. Photograph: Lensmen Photographic Agency/irishphotoarchive.ie

The journey made by the phenomenon known as The Beatles was remarkably short – just nine years – but their winding road had its share of twists and tu(...)

Thousands  of cheering people held parties last night across Britain - including in  Brixton in south London (above)  -  to 'celebrate' the death of Margaret Thatcher.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The death of Margaret Thatcher could propel The Wizard Of Oz track Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead into the top 40 of the British singles chart. (...)