Malachy McCourt

In Frank McCourt’s bestselling memoir, Angela’s Ashes, nobody is more responsible for his “miserable Irish Catholic childhood” than his father, Malach(...)

The Weinstein Company headquarters in Tribeca, New York City. A subpoena seeks all documents, records and correspondence related to complaints of sexual harassment or discrimination from the studio. File photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

The studio co-founded by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company, is under investigation by New York’s top prosecutor. The stat(...)

People wave Catalan independence flags at a demonstration in Barcelona on Saturday. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

If the EU tries to stop its constituent economies going global, I surmise from working trips to Milan and Amsterdam that it is terrible at it. These c(...)

“I am Baba” was commissioned under Exploring and Thinking: A Collaborative Framework for Early Childhood Arts in the Dublin region – an initiative generated in partnership by Fingal County Council, Dublin City Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Photograph: Neil Harrison

Upstairs at Blanchardstown’s Draíocht Theatre, a sea-green tent has been pitched in the middle of a room. Outside is a cluster of buggies, bags and sh(...)

Dr Stephen Shore: “It took my parents a whole year to get a diagnosis. When they did, the doctors said they had never seen a child who had been so sick.”

When he was 2½, Stephen Shore could not speak. He was diagnosed as “psychotic”, with “atypical development and strong autistic tendencies”, and doctor(...)

Asked how he would describe the consequences of a hard Brexit, Enda Kenny replied “potentially catastrophic”.  Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

The Brexit transition period is likely to last much longer than anyone expects, the former taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. The British prime minister (...)

Every time the lights change, Annie Clark is in a new position onstage. Photograph: Kieran Frost/Getty Images

Olympia Theatre, Dublin With The Olympia’s red velvet curtains still pulled shut, St Vincent’s Annie Clark emerges under a spotlight, singing Marry M(...)

Steve Bannon has claimed George Bush presided over a ‘destructive’ presidency. Photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has depicted ex-president George W Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presi(...)

As the country emerged in a somewhat uplifted mood after the commemoration of 1916, you couldn’t but be struck by the analogies between the two Irelands, of Then and Now. Illustration: Paul Scott

Our national poet WB Yeats said that every Irish writer had a decision to take: whether to express Ireland or exploit it. In his day, the choice lay b(...)

Lacanche Cluny five-burner in mandarin orange, €4,980.

Burgundy is a gourmand’s paradise, where wineries are cathedrals to the grape and foodies from the four corners of the world come to worship at its al(...)