‘I fell in love on the beach,’ says the young actress Rosemary in the memorable opening scenes from F Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night, set in the French Riviera. Photograph: Henryk Sadura/Getty Images

We used to holiday some years at my uncle’s house in London; it was a house-swap initiative. It always seemed hotter and more claustrophobic than at h(...)

Conor McGregor. Corsican authorities have ended an investigation into the UFC fighter with no charges. File photograph: Scott Heavey/PA Wire

An investigation into UFC fighter Conor McGregor for alleged exhibitionism and attempted sexual aggression in Corsica, France last year has been concl(...)

Meagher relished telling a story about how an Irish property developer’s wife burst into tears when she  saw one of his early villas in Ibiza as she realised then that ‘her husband had been building nothing but rubbish for years’.

John Meagher Born: Dublin, May 15th, 1947 Died: March 30th, 2021 John Meagher, who has died at the age of 73, was a great architect as well as being(...)

Willie Mack III:  “I want to be on the PGA Tour. I’m 32 [but] I don’t think I’m that old yet. I think I have a little bit of time.” Photograph:  Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Tiger Woods will be concentrating on hosting duties instead of competing at the Genesis Invitational as he recovers from his fifth back operation. An(...)

Jordan Spieth  putting  on the seventh green during the final round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am   in  California.  Photograph: EPA/Michael Fiala

The secret isn’t ever revealed too easily, which is why Rory McIlroy – working on his swing plane – and Jordan Spieth, another working on the mechanic(...)

Rory McIlroy watches his approach shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. Photograph: Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy aims to spend quite a bit of time with his swing plane perfector over the next week as he prepares for a hectic upcoming schedule. “I’m (...)

The penthouse suite in Claridge’s hotel has its own ornamental lake, half an acre of landscaped garden, a rooftop swimming pool and two glass-sided pavilions. Photograph: Andy Shaw/Bloomberg News

Irish businessman Paddy McKillen is planning a major expansion of his Maybourne Hotel Group while putting the final touches to a multimillion pound re(...)

Sir Bernard and Lady Docker. Known by the gossip columns as “Naughty Norah”, she married three millionaires and spent their money with relish. Photograph: Getty Images

Many years ago, my mother went through a brief phase of inventing words and expressions. “He was hyrannical,” she would say, to describe someone who h(...)

Demonstrators run from tear gas fired by police near the parliament building in Beirut on Sunday. Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a second day of anti(...)

Breda Wall (left) with her daughters Brigid and Claire in Santa Barbara, California

Breda Wall is originally from Trim, Co Meath. She works in special education in Santa Barbara, California. She has two daughters, Brigid, 21 and (...)

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