Molly Lynch: 'Of course, I had a plane-load of people coming over from Ireland to see me – my family, cousins, second cousins, you name it.'

Irish actor Molly Lynch won one of the best female roles in musical theatre, in part because, “I’m very annoying,” she says. What she deems annoying,(...)

Front Row on TV: Nikki Bedi, Giles Coren and Amol Rajan. Photograph: BBC

Do you find the theatre stressful? Do you resent having to wait for the interval? Does the 7.30pm curtain interfere with your children’s bathtime? Is (...)

Harpist Marina Cassidy chats with Maurice Moloney of Fethard Business & Tourism Group, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joe McGrath, chief executive of Tipperary County Council, at the launch of the Fethard Horse Country Experience. Photograph: Pat Moore.

One of the country’s most important walled towns, which has a long association with horseracing, now has a landmark visitor attraction to commemorate (...)

Laurie Anderson at the National Concert Hall.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Audiences are not a fixed entity, and neither are cultural institutions nor venues. Adapt or die, and all that. As a teenager, I sang in choirs at the(...)

Landmarks of Hamburg’s proud – and moneyed – past: the Speicherstadt mercantile quarter.

On Hamburg’s Reeperbahn, a trashier cousin of New York’s Times Square circa 1997, Saturday has just turned to Sunday. As befits a notorious entertain(...)

Adam Abbou in Billy Elliott the Musical

Billy Elliot the Musical Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ★★★ By now, everybody knows what Billy Elliot the Musical is all about. It is the sto(...)

Sir Nick Faldo, director Pedro Almodóvar, Jackie Chan and Simon Cowell are among the celebrities whose names have been linked with the Panama Papers.

There is nothing illegal about moving money offshore. To begin with, during the 1970s it was a way of moving cash around at a time of widespread curre(...)

Post-shoot, Ferdia has returned to school. But readjusting to civilian life hasn’t been easy: “You’ve worked equally with other adults and suddenly you’re just a kid again. I don’t want to come across as a diva but it’s hard being stuck in a uniform in a room again.  h

If you don’t recognise the name Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, you best start memorising it. The 16-year-old star of Sing Street has recently wowed audiences at(...)

Jerry Hall wore a pale blue chiffon and silk wedding gown, reported to have been designed by Vivienne Westwood, while Rupert Murdoch dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and brown shoes. He sported a single white rose in his breast pocket. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress and model Jerry Hall celebrated their marriage with a blessing service on Saturday at St Bride’s church on Lond(...)

Sir Cliff Richard speaks at the funeral of Cilla Black. Photograph: Ray Tang/REX Shutterstock/PA Wire

Sir Tom Jones, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Cliff Richard were among hordes of celebrities who descended on the Liverpool suburb of Woolton to say a te(...)

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