Peace comes dropping quickly on Achill, on Keel strand where a little black dog makes friends in a gale so strong it makes you afraid to get out of the car.

This column comes to you from Mulranny, Co Mayo, where the awesome Atlantic ocean and lunar landscape have been bringing to mind my ongoing battle wi(...)

Sitting on the east bank with glorious views of the Vltava

Saturday morning Discover the work of the Czech Art Nouveau artist and illustrator Alphonse Mucha. The museum dedicated to his art and life is at Kau(...)

A protester smashing a statue in Kiev back in December 2013. Photograph: Anatoli Boiko/AFP/Getty

In the end, no one tried to save Iron Felix. The head and shoulders of a statue to Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Bolshevik secret police that bec(...)

The Beatles and George Martin in Abbey Road Studios. “He was the most generous, intelligent and musical person I’ve ever had the pleasure to know,” said Paul McCartney

How vital was George Martin – who died yesterday at the age of 90 – to the extraordinary whirlwind of innovation and creativity that represents the re(...)

 Yoko Ono, the widow of the late former Beatle John Lennon, has been admitted to a New York-area hospital after complaining of severe flu-like symptoms. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Yoko Ono has been admitted to hospital in New York City for flu-like symptoms, but is recovering and should be allowed home soon, her representative h(...)

The lock (inset), snipped from the head of John Lennon in the 1960s, “likely contains hundreds of strands”. Photograph: Heritage Auctions/www.ha.com/Central Press/Getty Images

A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is going up for auction with the current bid standing at $(...)

Adventure Capital (2015) by Sean Lynch. Photograph: copyright Studioworks Photography 2016

Ireland at Venice – Adventure: Capital Sean Lynch Limerick City Art Gallery ****  There is an air of square-cut solidity to Sean Lynch(...)

iverpool’s manager Juergen Klopp reacts during the match against Arsenal. Photograph: EPA

Jurgen Klopp has described Alex Ferguson as the “John Lennon of football” and arguably the greatest manager the game has seen ahead of his first encou(...)

David Bowie in 1973, during a photoshoot for Pin Ups. Photograph: Justin De Villeneuve/Getty

Over the course of six decades David Bowie released 111 singles – including five UK number ones – 26 studio albums, 46 compilation albums, five EPs an(...)

September 14th, 1995: Singer David Bowie gestures as he performs one of the the first songs of a six-week concert tour of North America. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Files/Reuters

8th January 1947 - David Bowie is born David Robert Jones in Brixton, London, to mother Margaret “Peggy”, a waitress, and charity worker Haywood “John(...)