Dead Dog in a Suitcase is a musical, theatrical extravaganza of wit, wonder and weirdness. Photograph: Steve Tanner

All eyes are on the City of the Tribes, as the Galway International Arts Festival takes over the parks, rivers, bars and venues of the western capital(...)

Hugh Hefner: the publisher lived in the Playboy mansion until his death, in 2017

The Irish auctioneer Martin Nolan will this week host one of the biggest house-clearance sales in Los Angeles history when the contents of Hugh Hefner(...)

Beautiful cleverly uses the set up of the hit factory to give us a wider range of songs from the era. Photograph: Johan Persson/

In the Playhouse theatre in Edinburgh, the curtain lifts on the Carole King biographical musical Beautiful. We meet a triumphant King, played by Bront(...)

To survive the 1990s is one thing but for Steps  to come back 20 years later with a top-10 album and a slick tour is little short of a miracle

The 3Arena cuts to darkness. On the big screen, the five individual members of Steps don red velvet capes and gold masks. As their images fade, a goth(...)

Phyllis MacNamara in Cobwebs at Quay Lane in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Who? Phyllis MacNamara owns Cobwebs at 7 Quay Lane, Galway, which sells antique and vintage jewellery, fine diamonds and engagement rings as well as(...)

Destiny’s Child performing on the eve of George W Bush’s inauguration.  They also sang at his inauguration ceremony on  January 20th, 2001 in Washington, DC. Photograph: David McNew/Newsmakers

Donald Trump must feel like the kid who gets picked last at every schoolyard kickabout. The incoming US president’s team will have wanted his inaugur(...)

Old Moore erroneously predicted pregnancies for many celebrities this year. Photograph: Thinkstock

Old Moore, aka Theophilus Moore, is an ancient, apparently deathless soothsayer who has, since 1764, predicted the news headlines in Old Moore’s Alma(...)

Ivano De Matteo's The Dinner (I nostri ragazzi), showing twice during the festival: in the Light House Cinema on Sunday 22nd, and in Movies@Dundrum on Monday 23rd

The Jameson Dublin Film Festival has begun its thirteenth season, with some 120 films showing at more than a dozen venues around the city until Mar(...)

Mary J Blige: A Mary Christmas
  • Music
  • December 20, 2013, 00:00

Warning: A Mary Christmas by Mary J Blige is not to be confused with A Mary Mary Christmas by Mary Mary of Shackles (Praise You) fame. With that cl(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is only a year older than Jean Paul Gaultier, both of whom celebrate their birthdays today.

Happy birthday Mr Taoiseach. Enda Kenny is 62 years of age today. Interestingly he shares his big day with his Coalition colleague, Tánaiste Ea(...)