Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams speaking to media  at the RDS Count Centre for European and local elections, while Taoiseach Enda Kenny is broadcast speaking from a count centre via satellite. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Sinn Féin showed this weekend there is more than one way to stage a “spectacular”. Not even halfway through the count and party leaders were alread(...)

Shirley Temple and Claudette Colbert at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts dinner, in 1935.

Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child star whose 1930s screen performances brightened up America in the darkest days of the G(...)

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Mata Hari was born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle or “M’greet” in the terraced house in Leeuwarden, 140km north of Amsterdam.

It was eerily fitting that all that remained yesterday of the Dutch birthplace of the infamous first World War spy, Mata Hari, after a weekend fire, w(...)

The real voyage of discovery, wrote Proust, is not to seek new landscapes but to find new eyes. Okay, it’s a cliche, a business-class motto tha(...)