Jacinta Whyte

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Eoin Cannon as Frank, Jacinta Whyte as Angela, Marty Maguire as Malachy and Bryan Burroughs in Angela’s Ashes. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Angela’s Ashes: The Musical Bord Gáis Energy Theatre **** The first thing to say about Angela’s Ashes: The Musical is that it sounds so much better t(...)

Dancing Queen, Billie Barry photographed at her home in Marino, Dublin. Hundreds packed into the Church of St Vincent de Paul today for Ms Barry’s funeral who died on Tuesday. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Billie Barry spent her life teaching people how to entertain so it was fitting that her funeral was a perfectly-choreographed celebration of music, so(...)

Billie Barry sprinkled some showbiz glitter into the lives of generations of children, and you can never quite brush that off.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Thirty-three years ago, in an unglamorous hall in the north Dublin suburb of Marino, I had my first close encounter with showbiz. I was six years old (...)