Billy Connolly

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Kelly Macdonald in Line of Duty: ‘My first thought was that this would be really challenging.’ Photograph: Steffan Hill/World Productions/BBC

Kelly Macdonald’s roles are typically quiet and fraught with internal conflict, and entailing journeys that are more reflective than active. As a(...)

Frankie Benson was a major radio personality in the Irish community for over 40 years

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

Phil Coulter at the launch of his book, Bruised Never Broken, with broadcaster Eamon Dunphy who said the book was ‘fantastic’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Writing his memoir was “up there” with the many challenges Phil Coulter (77) has faced in his professional career, he said at the launch of Bruised Ne(...)

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy with his assistant Robbie Keane after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All week we were being told that our boys had never, in our entire international history, qualified for a major tournament with a game to spare. Like(...)

Phil Coulter and a wall of gold records in 1984. Photograph: Tim Roney/Radio Times/Getty

THE EUROVISION WINNER, ‘ANTHEM’ WRITER AND HITMAKER LOOKS BACK ON HIS DERRY CHILDHOOD, OFTEN TRAGIC FAMILY LIFE AND MANY ADVENTURES IN THE MUSIC WO(...)

Tick Tock Tour Town which was U2’s first tour, and 11 O’Clock Tick Tock was their first international single

The forthcoming auction by Aidan Foley in Sixmilebridge in Co Clare this coming Tuesday offers a collection of more than 1,000 items acquired by Limer(...)

National Library director Sandra Collins with actor Rory Dignam playing the role of Sebastian Dangerfield, the protagonist of Donleavy’s novel The Ginger Man. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There are many stories surrounding the writing and publication of The Ginger Man, JP Donleavy’s great novel about student life in postwar Dublin in th(...)

Brendan Grace at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in 2001. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Just like Billy Connolly, Brendan Grace began in show business as a singer in a folk band. And just like Billy Connolly, Brendan Grace quickly discove(...)

Billy Connolly: by talking so frankly about his disease, he helps to lift the veil shrouding  Parkinson’s. Photograph:  Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

Billy Connolly is one of my favourite comedians. Perhaps a little “un PC” for some, those of us brought up on a diet of his unique humour and with fo(...)

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