Msgr Lucio Ángel Vallejo Balda  with Francesca Chaouqui in this file photograph taken in 2014.The Vatican has arrested Msgr Vallejo and Ms Chaouqui for allegedly stealing and leaking classified documents. Photograph: Umberto Pizziumberto/Getty Images

The Vatileaks 2 trial in a Vatican City court took a bizarre turn yesterday when Italian media reported one of the chief defendants, Spanish Msgr Luci(...)

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(...)

Steve Carell (left) with fellow funnymen Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Will Ferrell at the Sydney premiere of Anchorman 2

It would involve only minor overstatement to say that when Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was released in 2004, nobody knew who the heck Steve (...)

Kaija Saariaho: ‘We started to work on the number seven. I have seven musicians. The piece has seven parts’

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s ballet Maa gets its Irish premiere tomorrow courtesy of the electro-acoustic performance group Dublin Sound Lab. Maa(...)

Twist and shout: The Beatles after arriving at Dublin Airport in November 1963, with Paul Russell (left) and  Frank Hall of RTÉ. Photograph: Lensmen Photographic Agency/irishphotoarchive.ie

The journey made by the phenomenon known as The Beatles was remarkably short – just nine years – but their winding road had its share of twists and tu(...)

British Journalist and Broadcaster Alan Whicker of ’Whicker’s World’ has died aged 87 from bronchial pneumonia. Photograoh: Steve Finn/Getty Images

Broadcaster and journalist Alan Whicker, known for his global travels during a distinguished TV career which stretched nearly 60 years, has died at th(...)