Eugene O Neill

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About the same time that Winston Churchill was giving two Northern Irish counties a permanently bad name in 1922, a future Hollywood actor was growing(...)

 Switzers in Dublin. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The background of Mary Elizabeth Switzer, whose life we discussed here on Thursday, was an inversion of classic Irish stereotype. Her father, as I now(...)

Richard Weber, the acclaimed Irish poet, died from Covid-19

Born: September 2nd, 1932 Died: April 15th, 2020 Dublin poet Richard Weber, whose work has been included in numerous Irish and international antholog(...)

Brian Dennehy in Dublin while he appeared in The Field, in 2011. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Brian Dennehy Born: July 9th, 1938 Died: April 15th, 2020 Brian Dennehy, who has died in Connecticut at 81, stayed loyal to his Irish heritage withou(...)

Brian Dennehy: enjoyed a long and successful  acting career that spanned over 50 years on stage and screen. Photograph: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

Veteran actor Brian Dennehy, known for roles on stage and on screen, has died aged 81. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian pa(...)

Actor Rip Torn: died aged 88. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Screen and stage star Rip Torn has died at the age of 88. Torn made his reputation in the works of Tennessee Williams and played roles as diverse as (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. As gridlock gripped Dublin’s roads in the early years of the century, he bought a taxi licence and plate for his own car, allowing him to use bus lanes to sail past bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way to his office at the airport every morning. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

In 2001, British Airways’ budget offshoot Go began flying from Dublin to Glasgow and Edinburgh. “It’s about time Irish travellers had the opportunity (...)

The luminescent Ann Skelly plays Beth Williams, Catholic daughter of a Protestant quarry-owner, while Jamie Dornan plays the dishy labourer Liam Ward

In one sly and pleasing moment during Allan Cubitt’s stately adaptation of Eugene McCabe’s novel Death and Nightingales (RTÉ One, Monday, 9.35pm), its(...)

Family portrait of Eugene O’Neill seated with his wife, Agnes Boulton, and their two children, Oona  and Shane, outside their home in Bermuda circa 1925. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Uniting the United States and Ireland thorough the drama of Eugene O’Neill, One Festival, Two Countries plans to honour the dual inheritance of the on(...)

Alicia Vikander has worked hard on her abs, but she still looks far too wee and delicate to be a bad-ass Tomb Raider

Stand upwind, folks: the first unforgivable stinker of 2018 has landed with a big plop and an unlovely hiss. Ordinarily, video game movie adaptations (...)

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