The funeral of former Kerry South TD Jackie Healy-Rae is led by Jackie’s pony ‘Peig’ past his pub in Kilgarvan village. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh/MacMonagle

He was buried wearing the cap. It could not have been any other way. Charlie Chaplin had his bowler. John Wayne had his Stetson. And Jackie Healy-Rae (...)

Maureen O’Hara speaks after accepting an her Oscar statuette from actors Clint Eastwood  and Liam Neeson at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Los Angeles yesterday. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/ Reuters

Irish actress Maureen O’Hara lastnight received an honorary Academy Award for her contribution to Hollywood. The 94-year-old, who is a prolific(...)

Actress Maureen O’Hara opens the Ranelagh Arts Festival in 2010. The opening was something of a homecoming as the Hollywood star was born and grew up in Ranelagh. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Maureen O’Hara is to receive an honorary Oscar at the film academy’s Governors Awards ceremony today. The 94-year-old actress is to her receive(...)

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Legendary Irish actor Maureen O’Hara has placed her beloved west Cork home on the market for €2.3 million. In 2012 the 94-year-old star of the silv(...)

 Maureen O’Hara photographed  in Ranelagh, Dublin in 2010 when she formally opened the Ranelagh Arts Festival. The Quiet Man star Maureen O’Hara has been awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Dublin-born actor Maureen O’Hara is to receive a lifetime achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.The 94-year-old who a(...)

Perfect posture: Madhabi Mukherjee in Charulata (The Lonely Wife)

There’s a truth to silent-screen queen Norma Desmond’s notion: “We didn’t need dialogue. We had faces.” But cinema’s golden years produced people w(...)

Robin Williams: In the wake of his death statements such as: ‘If I keep them laughing, they can’t delve any deeper’ will be parsed for meaning and significance.   Photograph: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP 2:16

Robin Williams was in an alley in central London, behind the Comedy Store venue, shivering because of the cold and strung out because he so desperatel(...)

Clean dem spatz: We'z outta here!

How hot do we like it? Let us begin by dipping a toe in the most scalding water. Over half a century after Billy Wilder’s most popular comedy first sp(...)

Film director John Ford: His son says he  got his   1942 film The Battle of Midway  past the military censors  by getting a private screening for President Franklin D Roosevelt, who said afterwards: “I want every American to see the film.”

Irishman Joe Dunne received a message of congratulations from Prince William at the weekend. Prince William is the regimental colonel of the Irish Gu(...)

Shelbourne Hotel Holdings Ltd, 
the company 
which owns the famous Dublin hotel, had total debts of ¤289
million at the end of 2011. 

Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Kennedy Wilson Holdings, the Californian investment firm, has said it is close to taking control of the historic Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin and hinted(...)