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Godfather reunion: On 45th anniversary the cast is made an offer it can’t refuse.

Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired. The director (...)

Transcendence: Ben Rafter (11) drew this picture for an exhibition, ARTzheimer’s – a collection of powerful statements about love, loss, isolation, identity and memory – which opened this week

The suitcases had not yet been unpacked when the call came. The baby was still jetlagged, and no one was sleeping, not even our new neighbours in the (...)

The Merriman Tavern, Scariff, Co Clare

Selling the family home is always bittersweet as the memories and emotions held within the walls often seem too sacred to part with. But when that bui(...)

The funeral of Frank Murray  at Mount Argus, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The late music manager Frank Murray joined “the great rock and roll, roll call of 2016”, his daughter Shannon told his funeral Mass on Tuesday. “Awe(...)

It’s 20 years since the first Season of Sundays (Sportsfile, €29.95) came out. The 2016 version is as rich and textured as the 19 that went before. This image shows kids in Galway fine-tuning their skills before a NHL encounter with Cork.

Six of the best Forever Young Oliver Kay (Quercus, €28.00) Adrian Doherty came from Strabane and for time in the early 1990s, it looked like he(...)

Billy McCarthy. Photograph: Beat FM Billy McCarthy: moved from the pulpit to the airwaves. Photograph: Beat FM

The death has occurred of popular Waterford broadcaster Billy McCarthy following a short illness. WLR FM Managing Director Des Whelan expressed his p(...)

Anita Reeves, who has died aged 68, was a stage and screen actor whose command of comedy, music and drama were built on an instinctive rapport with an(...)

Damien Coleman runs the Cork City  Marathon with a hurley and sliotar in a time of  4.28.49. Photograph: Darragh Kane

A Cork marathon runner proved he was on the ball on Monday when he completed the Cork City Marathon soloing with a hurley and sliotar in just under fo(...)

Joe joined the Christian Brothers in 1981 and lived in St Helen’s in Dublin – then a monastery – until he left the congregation in 1987. “I was ver(...)

Mary Paula Walsh, at home in Templeogue, Dublin: ‘My loss of independence was thrust upon me quite suddenly and unexpectedly.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

It all started before Christmas, 2012 with a virus that I couldn’t shake off. I felt very, very tired and then I began to get a pain in my bac(...)

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