JP Donleavy at his home,  Levington Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, in 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

JP Donleavy, who has died at the age of 91, was best known as the author of The Ginger Man, the critically acclaimed comic masterpiece. It is estimate(...)

Leonard Cohen, the influential singer-songwriter, at the Mayflower Hotel by Central Park in New York  2001. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

President Michael D Higgins was among those to pay tribute to musician Leonard Cohen whose “lasting legacy and his work will continue to inspire curre(...)

Louise Shirt €495Hair:Michael LeongMake up: Zoe ClarkePhotography: Barry McCallPhotography Assistant/Post production: Dylan Madden

There is nothing like a crisp white shirt to brighten the complexion and an outfit, the best are those with some extra feminine detail or flourish. En(...)

Anglers and canoeists held a rally at a Border lake on Saturday in a bid to put pressure on political parties to support a Private Member’s Bill to ban fracking.

Anglers and canoeists held a rally at a Border lake on Saturday in a bid to put pressure on political parties to support a Private Member’s Bill to ba(...)

David Bowie in a still from Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell To Earth

There is a great mystery at the heart of The Man Who Fell to Earth, Nicolas Roeg’s cult film: its soundtrack. There is a persistent rumour that long-(...)

‘Donald Trump has never donated money to Sinn Féin,’ a party spokesman said. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Sinn Féin has denied a claim by the Labour Party that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump donated money to the party in the United States. (...)

Bridget Christie: “There isn’t a casting couch in stand-up. There isn’t even a couch. That’s why we’re always standing up”

There’s a head-turning gasp from Bridget Christie midway through our interview. “No,” she says in horror. “Oh my God. No. No, no, no, no, no.” Yo(...)

The Thrill of it All tells the story of a band called The Ships in the Night, using interviews, lyrics, memoirs and diaries.

This month The Irish Times Book Club is reading Joseph O’Connor’s latest novel, The Thrill of it All. Here is an extract from the first chapter, wh(...)

Berghain’s door policies mean head doorman Sven Marquardt is probably as well known as anyone who spins at the Berlin Club. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

As long as there have been clubs, there have been door policies. Overseen and implemented by various guardians of the gate, these arbitrary and seemin(...)