‘Justin Bieber  stands, hands firmly placed on the crotch of his shorts, looking like a bored dudebro waiting for his Ryanair flight to Magaluf.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

Let’s get this straight: Justin Bieber is the most heterosexual of pop stars. There’s no room for anything verging on the ludicrously camp, that willi(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

Sofia Boutella: 'All Americans think they are Irish. Right?' Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

“Ireland is beautiful. Though I suppose it rains all the time,” Sofia Boutella says. “I drove to Kerry on the wrong side of the road for the first tim(...)

People leave flowers in St Ann’s Square  in Manchester. Photograph:  J Mitchell/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described the murder of so many young people in Manchester on Monday as a “cowardly attack on innocent citizens” which(...)

The tomb of Fr John O’Sullivan SJ during his beatification at St Francis Xavier’s church on Gardiner Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There were wristbands, portaloos and even merchandise on sale on Dublin’s Gardiner Street at the weekend. However, this wasn’t some inner-city music (...)

It should not happen in Ireland and certainly not in a year which commemorates the beginnings of the Reformation 500 years ago, when Martin Luther nai(...)

Rev Obinna Ulogwara has asked the High Court for injunctions preventing Church of Ireland Archbishop Dr Michael Jackson from terminating what he contends is his employment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Church of Ireland Primate and Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, has denied ever being the employer of a Dublin-based Anglican minister. R(...)

The Most Rev Dr Michael Jackson is being sued by Rev Obinna Ulogwara over  the church’s decision to annex the Dublin parish at which Rev Ulogwara has been working since 2010. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Dublin-city based Church of Ireland minister has brought High Court proceedings aimed at preventing what he claims is the termination of his employm(...)

The late Fr John Sullivan: at age 35 he converted to Catholicism, and was ordained a Jesuit priest 11 years later

The late Jesuit priest Fr John Sullivan, who was raised Protestant, is to be declared “blessed” at a ceremony which will be attended by both the Churc(...)

‘I have never believed those who claim they don’t go to coffee shops to eavesdrop.’ Photograph: Getty

A good coffee shop requires only good coffee. A great coffee shop requires two things: good coffee and good eavesdropping. I have never believed thos(...)