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If ever there was an open-and-shut case of nominative determinism – the theory that people’s names influence their vocations – it must be that of Chri(...)

 Igor Stravinsky  at Dublin Airport in 1963. Photograph: Tommy Collins/The Irish Times

It’s mostly forgotten now, more than half a century on, but John F Kennedy was not the only international celebrity to visit Ireland in June 1963. T(...)

Roger Casement and John Devoy

RTÉ One’s three-part documentary 1916 has been picked up by 120 PBS stations in the United States. Written and produced by historian Bríona Nic Dhiarm(...)

Jeremy Denk: “My teachers thought I should have some extracurricular activity or other. Maybe today someone would give you a prescription.”Photograph: Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images

The classical pianist Jeremy Denk is sitting in the window seat of a New York cafe. Outside the snow from Storm Jonas is melting, and our midday meet(...)

David Liebman: “I’m good but I’m not that good. I don’t know how this happened to me. I still pinch myself daily”

‘As far as I’m concerned,” says Dave Liebman in a Noo Yawk accent straight out of an old gangster movie, “when you’ve got that horn in your mouth, wh(...)

Office building at One Earlsfort Terrace, opposite the National Concert Hall, which is on the market

Real estate investment trust Hibernia Reit has emerged as the highest bidder for one of the original office buildings on Dublin’s Earlsfort Terrace, o(...)

Ite O’Donovan. Photograph: Frank Miller

A 250th anniversary is called a sestercentennial, as you all know.  But I’m fairly sure there’s no word in English for a 260th. So, for that and (...)

Anne Clarke on the set of Once the Musical in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions is the recipient of this year’s Special Tribute Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015. The presenta(...)

Veronica Dunne with competition hopefuls Maria McGrath, Niamh O’Sullivan, Rachel Croash, Aoife Gibney and Sarah Richmond. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Veronica Dunne, “Ronnie” to the world at large, is a legend in her own lifetime. In her career as a singer she shared the stage with the likes of Kat(...)

It’s, like, New Year’s Day and I’ve got a hangover that knows my name. Sorcha sits down beside at the table and I can literally feel the heat from her(...)