The mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro has been branded  “boorishly bigoted” by Elton John after he banned books about homosexuality from the city’s schools. Photograph: Awakening/Getty Images

Singer-songwriter Elton John has criticised the new mayor of Venice on social media as “boorishly bigoted” for banning books about homosexuality from (...)

Ed Sheeran performing during his concert at Croke Park on Friday night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The ‘No Selfie Stick’ warning from Croke Park officials in advance of the Ed Sheeran concert in the GAA Headquarters certainly didn’t put a stop to se(...)

Move in close: if you’re heading to one of Taylor Swift’s two Dublin shows, get ready to be her friend. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty

1: She takes a stand Taylor Swift has always championed the underdog, so no one was terribly surprised when she picked a fight with Apple. Swift’s vic(...)

A Ferrari 250 GTO from the personal collection of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

When the hammer came down on the black Ferrari 250 GT California, the rise and rise of the celebrity classic car was confirmed. Once owned by James C(...)

A run of ‘Riverdance’ performances opens the ‘Live at the Marquee’ series. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The local economy in Cork city is set to receive a cash boost of in the region of €30 million as thousands attend the “Live at the Marquee” series of (...)

Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s  client base ranges from Cher to Elton John, and he is known for working with jaw-dropping budgets, claiming his largest budget for a single home was $26 million (€24 million)

The Block was surprised to spot international interior design superstar Martyn Lawrence Bullard in Dublin recently. The former star of Bravo’s Mill(...)

Eileen King, Keith Mills and Dr Tom Finegan of Mothers and Fathers Matter at their press conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A claustrophic and oppressive atmosphere has been created around the same-sex marriage debate in which people are afraid to speak out in favour of the(...)

Tobias Jesso Jr: owes his career to a series of fortuitous coincidences

Barely a minute of my phone conversation with Tobias Jesso Jr has elapsed before the wheels come off. I’ve just thanked him for taking the time out(...)

Sir Elton John called for a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after he said the designers labelled children born through IVF “synthetic”. The songwriter who has two children with his husband David Furnish angrily rebuked the Italian pair for criticising same-sex families and the use of fertility treatment. Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Sir Elton John has called for a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after he said the designers labelled children born through IVF “synthetic”.(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)