Fanny Ardant: 'I grew up around a lot of stupid rich people. It was a good education'

The thick trademark eyeliner is still in place, but these days, François Truffaut’s Dark Lady is a little more auburn than she used to be. Indeed, lon(...)

The head of Ireland’s largest State-owned bank is selling his west Cork holiday home for €3.7million. AIB chief executive David Duffy will be hopin(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Kate O’Toole, daughter of Peter O’Toole, at London’s Old Vic theatre yesterday for  a celebration of Peter O’Toole’s life and work. Photograph: Simon Annand

The ashes of Peter O’Toole, the larger than life Irish actor who died in December, will make a final journey to the West of Ireland this year. For now(...)

Jeremy Irons and Colin Farrell at the Iftas  in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The RTÉ broadcast of the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (Iftas) on Saturday is one to file away under “I” for irony: the award c(...)

Jeremy Irons with his wife  Sinead Cusack. The actor is to be  bestowed with the  title of honorary Corkman  at the Cork Person of the Year awards. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons is to be made an ‘honorary’ Cork man at a ceremony in the city this week. Irons (65) is known for his contribution (...)

Night falls in Berlin. Look upwards from Alexanderplatz Station towards the Fernsehturm – around which Prussian mists gather ominously – and you could(...)

The Warehouse is a former clothing factory, which was transformed in the late 1990s and launched to great fanfare as chic loft-style apartments. Si(...)

Actor John Kavanagh at  the funeral of Susan Fitzgerald  at the Church of The Three Patrons, Rathgar, Dublin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The actor Susan Fitzgerald, who died last Monday, had no fear of dying and had sympathised with the doctor who had to tell her she had little time lef(...)

Tom Hanks with the Irish Rep’s co-founders Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly

In the words of Brian Friel, this is a sacred place. It is not a church, and was once a warehouse, but the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York has a f(...)

Ballycotton, Co Cork

Fairly quickly into our interview, BBC journalist, broadcaster and author Jeremy Paxman picks apart my observation that west Cork seems to me, at leas(...)