Empire

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Mary Connolly: Discovered busking in Dublin, she sold 64,000 tickets to 28 shows at the  Empire Theatre (now the Olympia),  breaking box office records and saving the theatre from bankruptcy and demolition.

On Sunday June 3rd, 1917, a desperate young woman arrived at Ailesbury Road, Dublin, from a Dorset Street tenement. For months, carefully concealing h(...)

Three Swallowsnick jockey Jamie Codd celebrates with grooms from  Cullentra House Stables after victory at Navan on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Proof that Gordon Elliott is racing’s man of the moment came with a stunning 41,276-1 six-timer at Navan on Sunday. It was highlighted by Empire Of (...)

Moles in MI5: Tom Hughes as Joe Lambe in the BBC spy drama The Game

Ready the spy cameras, dust off those tape recorders with spools the size of hubcaps, dim the skies to a sludgy grey: the cold war is on screen again.(...)