Presenters Joe Duffy and Ronan Collins, and singer Tony Kenny pictured at the funeral of  Sonny Knowles at St Agnes’s Church, Crumlin, Dublin.  Photograph: Collins.

Sonny Knowles’ final gig was a sell-out performance. And, just like at countless cabaret evenings, he left the stage to the strains of his signature (...)

Happy German anglers on Killala Bay

THE universally popular Bridie Fleming has retired after 45 years working in the angling/business development division at Inland Fisheries Ireland. Th(...)

Dead soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The men of the Irish 69th Pennsylvanians stopped the Confederate advance. Photograph: Timothy H O’Sullivan/Getty Images

Be wary of historians or writers who paint ethnic stereotypes. In a recent article in The Irish Times Brian Boyd cited events in Irish-American histor(...)

Exterior of the Shelbourne Hotel. Photo: Matt Kavanagh

A man accused of damaging two paintings at the Shelbourne hotel told gardaí after his arrest he had been at the premises to visit the hotel spa. Andre(...)

A man awaiting trial for allegedly damaging a €10 million Claude Monet painting  has been remanded in custody on  charges of damaging two  paintings in the Shelbourne Hotel last month. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A man awaiting trial for allegedly putting his fist through a €10 million Claude Monet painting in the National Gallery in Dublin has been remanded in(...)