Spanish minister of interior, Jorge Fernandez Diaz (centre), and the police general director, Ignacio Cosido (second right), meet investigators at the police headquarters in Astorga, Spain to discuss the death of Denise Thiem. Photograph: J Casares/EPA

Police in Spain believe they have found the body of an American woman who went missing on one of the country’s most popular pilgrimage routes. Officia(...)

‘Over the last 15 years, I have gained a black belt in the art of Pretending I’ve Seen The West Wing.’ Martin Sheen as President Bartlett. Photograph: Warner Bros/Getty Images

The West Wing was dreadful. Among cultural entities that sensible people recommend that TV show might just be the most irredeemable. Yes, I really am (...)

Fr Tony Flannery, who in 2012 was suspended from public ministry by the Vatican, celebrated Mass in a Co Galway family home last week. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Actor Martin Sheen and leading American Benedictine nun Sr Joan Chittister have endorsed the third international Women’s Ordination Worldwide confer(...)

Sinn Féin has raised $12 million (€10.7 million) from some of America’s biggest construction companies as well as trade unions, Hollywood stars and(...)

Fionnula Flanagan: donated $3,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Fein counted some of Hollywood’s biggest stars among the party’s American donors. Several film industry celebrities donated money to the party du(...)

Dreyfuss will attend a screening of Cas & Dylan, in which he plays a terminally-ill doctor, who finds himself on the run with a young hothead. Jason Priestley, best known as an actor in the 1990s series Beverley Hill 90210, makes his directorial debut with the Canadian picture. Photograph: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

It has been announced that Richard Dreyfuss, Oscar-winning star of Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, is to attend this year’s Jameson Dubli(...)

Luis Urzua (left) being greeted by Chilean president Sebastian Pinera after his rescue from the San José mine in Copiapo on October 13th, 2010. Photograph: Reuters/Hugo Infante/Government of Chile

When 33 Chilean miners were hauled to the surface after 69 days trapped in a collapsed copper mine in 2010, more than a billion people around the worl(...)

Every now and then, when meeting an interviewee, one requires some identifying information to pick him or her out from the crowd. “I’ll be wearing a b(...)