Amal Alamuddin ditched her own surname to become a Clooney. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty

It was “take that, Ronan Keating, but hello, George Clooney” this year as two women said “I don’t”, and then “I do”, to two famous men. Yv(...)

‘With its rotting fairytale castle, a duckpond featuring miniature boats full of refugees, a princess in a chariot crash being bombarded by paparazzi (above), and frowning staff, Dismaland is the latest in Banksy’s wry anti-establishment commentary battering his five favourite Cs: capitalism, conflict, conservatism, consumerism and celebrity.’ Photograph: REUTERS/Toby Melville

Over in Weston-Super-Mare, the artist Banksy has created a large installation in the form of a “bemusement park”. With its rotting fairytale castle, a(...)

Boyzone was at the peak of its success in the late 1990s when Keith Duffy was looking to move into the Rolestown area of north county Dublin. Keith an(...)

 Storm Uechtritz  in  Dublin.  “Sometimes in life it really helps to take a step back and try to understand that there are always two sides to a story.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish TimesTimes

RTÉ researchers shouldn’t wait too long to book Australian TV producer Storm Uechtritz, for the popular genealogical TV show Who Do You Think You Are?(...)

50 Abington in Malahide, Co Dublin, the former home of Ronan and Yvonne Keating

Dublin-based dream homes and new developments were the most popular properties viewed on property website last year.The property portal, own(...)

No-go zone: Ronan Keating with Laura Michelle Kelly  in Goddess

Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough, Michael Bay. Despite last week’s glitzy Dublin premiere . . . despite the presence of two Irish ac(...)

Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty

One of the great misconceptions in life, applied to literature but not to other art forms, is that reading for the sake of it is a good thing. No s(...)

Analysing how and why any band eventually makes a breakthrough is never easy. After all, if you could reduce it to a formula, everyone would be doi(...)

Flurry of interest: one party hovering   close to No 50’s €2.45m asking price

There’s nothing like the cachet of celebrity and, let’s face it, good taste to help sell a house. Just three weeks after it launched on the ope(...)

Malahide’s Abington development became the capital’s first – and possibly last – purpose-built millionaires’ estate in 2000. When the mock Victorian a(...)