Jay Gatsby

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Luttrellstown Castle’s Great Gatsby Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea

Tea for Two (or more) It’s unlikely that Jay Gatsby ate St Tola goat’s cheese but let’s not quibble, because while Luttrellstown Castle’s Great Gatsb(...)

 Barack Obama: “Did the world really need Renegades, his duet with Bruce Springsteen?” Photograph:  Ricardo Arduengo/AFP via Getty Images

Jay Gatsby gave big, lavish, new-money parties at his sprawling mansion on the water because he wanted to seem cool. He wanted Daisy to notice him. B(...)

Domhnall Herdman, Clinton Liberty, Megan McDonnell, Ross Gaynor and Kwaku Fortune, who all studied at the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art in Trinity College, Dublin, and appeared in TV series Normal People. photograph: Dara Macdónaill/The Irish Times

Just what is it about Normal People that resonated with so many people? Is it the so-wrong-they’re-right love affair between Marianne and Connell, who(...)

Emma Smith (left) and Adrienne Kelly working at Daunt’s Albatross Motel, Montauk

Amidst the stifling summer heat of New York City, the prospect of beach air beckons many of the city’s residents. On this Friday afternoon, I join the(...)

I’ve never seen Sorcha and Honor so excited. We’ve managed to get a table – cue drumroll – in Il Sommo Poeta in Ranelagh. For those of you who’ve nev(...)

Top of the world: Paul Mescal’s nosebleed trajectory in Irish theatre has certainly singled him out as one to keep an eye on. Photograph: Ste Murray

When Selina Cartmell launched her inaugural season as director of the Gate Theatre last May, the photocall was predictably starry. Flanking Cartmell w(...)

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal after their epic 2008 Wimbledon final. Photogrpah: Inpho

Nine years ago this week, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal stepped on to Centre Court and played the final of all finals: a three-act epic across four h(...)

Playwright Arthur Miller with wife Marilyn Monroe. File photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Anyone fortunate enough to have met dramatist Arthur Miller, who was born 100 years ago today in Harlem, New York, invariably agrees he was a warm,(...)

Playwright Enda Walsh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
The Arc, part two: La Reine Claude
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  • October 1, 2014, 17:02

In this, the second part of The Arc, an Irish Times project in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, Enda Walsh takes up the gauntlet thrown by To(...)

Nothing, not even Baz Luhrmann’s heavy-handed burlesque treatment, can diminish the enduring allure of F Scott Fitzgerald’s eerie and perverse elegy T(...)

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