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Poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge (1891-1917). He served as a lance-corporal on the Flanders front with the Royal Enniskillen Fusiliers. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A handwritten version of Francis Ledwidge’s most famous poem, A Lament for Thomas MacDonagh, is going on sale at auction in London later this month. (...)

Elton John: told the audience: ‘No more coming on stage, you f**ked it up.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Elton John stormed off stage after a fan – one of a number who had been invited on to the stage – tried to touch him as he performed. The singer had (...)

Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

Sir Elton John performed  two songs  in New York on Wednesday before announcing he is retiring from touring. Photograph: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

British singer-songwriter Elton John is to embark on a three-year farewell world tour as he bows out of live performing to spend more time with his ch(...)

Cate Blanchett, goodwill ambassador, UNHCR in  Davos. Photograph: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

Actress Cate Blanchett, speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Tuesday, drew laughs when she jokingly speculated about playing First L(...)

 Sinead Burke is “a little terrified” about speaking at Davos.

This week, as billionaires, business executives, politicians and intellectuals arrive in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum, the (...)

British musician and composer Elton John reacts after receiving a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, chairperson and co-founder of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship during the Crystal Award Ceremony on the eve of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Gillieron

Business leaders, politicians and Elton John braved heavy snow in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Monday as they arrived for the World Economic Forum(...)

Two out of three ain’t bad: Ivanka Trump and former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Linda McMahon talk tech jobs. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Tech comes out the valley “First daughter” Ivanka Trump, officially an “assistant” to the US president, is sitting next to profess(...)

  Oprah Winfrey: the talk show host and mooted US  presidential candidate’s    holding in Weigh Watchers – which she endorses –  is   worth over $300 million. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/ AP

Will she, or won’t she? Will Oprah Winfrey join the long list of public celebrities – including various army generals, numerous lawyers, a newspaper o(...)

US President Donald Trump. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Environmental risks top the list of risks facing the world, according to a report published ahead of the global elite, including climate-change scepti(...)

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