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(...)

Tara Entertainments Ltd is wholly owned by the Cheryl Cole. Photograph: Fred Duval/Getty Images

GORDON DEEGANThe Irish-based entertainment firm owned by pop star Cheryl Cole last year recorded post-tax profits of over €2.1 million.New accounts lo(...)

Boyzone today

The audience at the recording of the ITV music special Boyzone at 20: No Matter What consists mainly of middle-aged women and their adult daughters: t(...)

Yvonne and Ronan Keating. Returns for 2012 show she still has a half share in their entertainment business. Photograph: Frank Miller

While the media focus on singer Ronan Keating last year seemed more on his personal life than his music career, the entertainment firm co-owned by the(...)

Labour TD Colm Keaveney tweeted in Latin before voting against the Government and leaving the Labour parliamentary party.

From a TD leaving the Government whip via a latin message to a bogus statment potentially changing the result of the presidential election, Twi(...)