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 Actor Martin Clunes climbed on an elephant during last week’s episode of ITV programme My Travels And Other Animals. File photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Actor Martin Clunes has been dropped as a patron of an animal welfare charity after footage emerged of him riding an elephant. The Doc Martin and Men(...)

62 Ranelagh Road Ranelagh Dublin 6

 It is rare that a garden in Dublin can boast input from two of Ireland’s most prominent designers. In his autobiography, How The Boy Next Door T(...)

 Imelda Staunton with her dog, Molly. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Preeminent Sondheim surrogate and Oscar-nominee Imelda Staunton smiles. “I remember a friend of mine who was working in television was told people don(...)

A fine ensemble cast eventually find their feet

It would be easy to overstate the cultural and financial impact of the so-called grey pound movie. For all the kerfuffle surrounding the unexpected bo(...)

Producer Peter Czernin, British-Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh  and British producer Graham Broadbent (right) pose with their awards for Outstanding British Film for the film  at the Baftas at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has won best film at the British Academy of Film and Television awards (Bafta) at the Roya(...)

Saoirse Ronan accepting the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated in the leading actress category at this year’s Bafta Film Awards, for her performance in Lady Bird. The nomination (...)

Britain’s Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and her husband Philip Duke of Edinburgh on honeymoon on November 25th, 1947, in Hampshire. Photograph:  STRSTR/AFP/Getty

At St James’s Palace on Thursday afternoon, a small group of tourists peered earnestly through the railings at the guardsmen on sentry duty, snug and (...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

Tattoo you: Good sport Ian Dempsey promote’s Today FM’s  Dare to Care charity campaign.

You don’t get to host a breakfast show for nearly two decades in the fickle world of popular commercial radio without knowing how to create an on-air (...)

The Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin: the biggest women’s event of its kind in the world. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘Go for it,” shouted one of the pair of middle-aged men strolling around the park as I dashed past in my running shorts. “Feck off,” was my reaction,(...)

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