A flock of swans join the swimmers.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 2:41

Renaissance men and women they may not all be, but many of the 257 men and 111 women who took part in the 95th annual Liffey Swim were inspired by (...)

As a child, growing up in her father’s home in the Bay Area, Sofia coppola would have met many of the era’s great movie stars.

You have to wonder how Sofia Coppola made herself heard at the family dinner table. Francis Ford Coppola, her father, has never come across as a squas(...)