Jerry Lewis
Mercurial film maker and comedian
  • People
  • August 26, 2017, 04:10

Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in(...)

OCI President Pat Hickey is escorted from hospital on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nothing to be done. Dusted off the flat screen 15 days ago. Transformed living room into darkened cockpit to pilot this Olympic spaceship. Hard day(...)

Police in Brazil say they want to arrest a second Irish man as part of their investigation into the alleged touting controversy involving Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

Police in Brazil say they want to arrest a second Irish man as part of their investigation into the alleged touting controversy involving Olympic Coun(...)

Gary and Paul O’Donovan of Ireland celebrate after finishing third in their lightweight men’s double sculls semi final yesterday, thereby qualifying for the final. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Sam Lynch’s voice rang out so clearly even the visitors around the statue of Christ the Redeemer, far, far above on the Corcovado, must have heard him(...)

(From left) Ireland’s Dan Martin, Emanuel Buchmann of Germany and Britain’s Chris Froome cross the finish line of the men’s road race on Saturday. Photograph: Javier Etxezarreta/Getty.

Dan Martin is leaning over his bike, looking battered and bruised and not far off death. And he’s one of the lucky ones. If any event proves beyond ev(...)

 The Olympic flag is raised during the opening ceremony in Rio last night. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Rio de Janeiro got South America’s first ever Olympic Games off to a happy start last night with an opening ceremony that was as colourful and efficie(...)

Performers dance during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro began smoothly despite protests on Friday night. The Olympic torch began its final journe(...)

A picture dated June 13th, 2016 shows a general view over Copacabana beach with the Olympic beach volleyball complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On June 29th, mutilated body parts washed up on Copacabana beach, adjacent to the beach volleyball complex. Photograph: Marcelo Sayo/EPA

Parts of a mutilated body washed up on the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, police said, just meters from where beach volley(...)

Weekend in . . . Rio de Janeiro
  • Travel
  • October 17, 2015, 05:00

For decades, Rio de Janeiro has evoked a distant fantasyland of skimpy bathing suits and Carnival spectacle wedged between the sea and a riotous up(...)

Protesters in cities across Brazil held marches to pressure Rousseff over unpopular budget cuts and a corruption scandal that has snared leaders of her political coalition. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have marched peacefully in more than 50 cities to demand President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and to criticise g(...)