Bob Dylan: the singer in Columbia's Studio A in New York City in 1965. Photograph: Ochs/Getty

From The Basement Tapes to Rough and Rowdy Ways, Bob Dylan superfan Ian O’Riordan ranks the singer’s studio albums He asked me to check out the (...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan  plays a shot during his quarter-final match against Ryan Day during the  2019 Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace  in London in 2019. Photograph:  Alex Pantling/Getty Images

He has been a thoroughly English wizard for slightly longer than Harry Potter and has yet to win the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year even though he(...)

 Looking north towards Tibradden and Two Rock Mt from Cruagh Mt. Photograph: Francis Bradley

We were born just around the corner from each other and an even 100 years apart, and depending on the play of light or the hour of need, my morning or(...)

John le Carré: the writer took out Irish citizenship, which he was able to claim through his maternal grandmother, at the end of his life. File photograph: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images)

I never liked the term Anglo-Irish. Particularly when the subject was Irish literature, it functioned as barely coded sectarianism. It was a way of co(...)

Pauline Turley, originally from Co Down, started interning at the Irish Arts Center in 1997.

This is the longest that Pauline Turley has been away from her New York workplace in a quarter of a century. The pandemic has theatre seats in the Iri(...)

Matthew McConaughey: ‘Could this actually be a banner year, where things got started? A little evolution would be nice.’ Photograph: Devin Oktar Yalkin/The New York Times)

The actor on his life philosophies, securing roles, and his new memoir Greenlights Would it surprise you to learn that more than 30 years ago, b(...)

A team meeting at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Health service senior management told the country’s largest hospice it would accept cuts to services “if necessary” to ensure it broke even in its bud(...)

Christopher Eccleston: ‘I really felt that I was going to die.’ Photograph: David Levene/Guardian

I was originally due to meet Christopher Eccleston a few months back. The plan was to discuss his new book, I Love the Bones of You, which is part aut(...)

Uncut gems: the Safdie brothers' film, starring Adam Sandler, had a 10-year journey to the srceen

I’m not sure what to expect from Joshua and Benjamin Safdie. The New Yorkers have, over the last decade and a bit, taken successively greater leaps to(...)

Donegal manager Declan Bonner with Tyrone manager Mickey Harte - can we expect both or either to be attack minded on Saturday afternoon? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In 1989, the actor Daniel Day-Lewis played Hamlet in the National Theatre and left the stage during a performance reportedly disturbed after seeing hi(...)

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