Members of GLORIA, Dublin’s Lesbian & Gay Choir. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It usually starts as a faint mouthing of words underneath the breath, rising to fully-formed sentences before steadily building to a caterwauling c(...)

Image of the week: Elop flopThis picture of former Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop (centre) and three fellow board members posing for a snap with o(...)

Singer Madonna performs at the Staples Center in LA in October 2012 as part of her MDNA world tour. Madonna is the highest-paid musician in 2013 with estimated earnings of $125 million, easily surpassing singer Lady Gaga and veteran rockers Bon Jovi, Forbes magazine said. File Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The “Material Girl” still has it. And her accountant has the figures to prove it. Madonna easily surpassed singer Lady Gaga and veteran rockers Bon Jo(...)

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Image of the week: Commissioned artThis graffiti, seen on security fence surrounding the construction site of the new headquarters of the European Cen(...)

Pop star Madonna is escorted to St Patrick’s Church, Monkstown, Co Dublin, yesterday for the funeral Mass of architect David Collins, who died on July 17th after a short ilness. Photograph: Mark Doyle

There is fashionably late and then there is extremely late. At yesterday’s funeral Mass in Dublin for Glenageary architect David Collins, his close fr(...)

Madonna arriving at St. Patrick’s Church in  Monkstown today for the funeral mass of David Collins. Photograph: Mark Doyle

Many friends of the architect David Collins, including Madonna, gathered at St Patrick’s Church in Monkstown Co Dublin today for his funeral mass. The(...)

Malawi President Joyce Banda's government accused the "Material Girl" of bullying officials after she complained about her latest trip to the southern African country this month. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Malawi government has branded pop star Madonna an "uncouth" bully who exaggerates her charitable work in the country and demands preferenti(...)