John Lee

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Patrick Wilson: I am conscious of my good fortune.

“I cast a wide net when I started out,” lovely Patrick Wilson tells me. “In the mid-1990s there weren’t a lot of guys coming into musical theatre who (...)

“In the words of that great Northern Irish singer Van Morrison, it is time we all moved from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road(...)

This collection is a remarkable celebration of resurrection and renewal, and of the invigorating influence of musical cross-pollination. Sligo fiddler(...)

 Irish Times journalists won seven awards at the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. From left: Patrick Freyne;  Ciara Kenny; Ruadhan Mac Cormaic;  Malachy Clerkin;  Conor Lally; David Labanyi and  Fintan O’Toole, Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Times led the way at the 2017 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism awards, with journalists from the newspaper winning seven awards, more than any (...)

 Gerry Davis (left), the 2016 Hennessy Portrait Prize winner,  with sitter Sean Guinan. Photo: Anthony Woods

Gerry Davis, a graduate of the Limerick School of Art and Design, has won this year’s Hennessy Portrait Prize which is worth €15,000 and comes with a (...)

 Brian Cowen and the late Brian Linehan. ‘Hell at the Gates: The Inside Story of Ireland’s Financial Downfall’ features contributions from Cowen, while the Linehan view is given by the former minister’s brother Conor and his aunt Mary O’Rourke. Photograph: Eric Luke

It can seem the bailout era has been examined to its limits, but some aspects of those traumatic times have been overlooked. The multitude of inquiri(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the launch of local authority plans for the Ireland 2016 Centenary programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

In the end it’ll be blamed on the media. The media made him do it. Due to the frenzy of speculation whipped up by journalists, it was impossible to ge(...)

Dylan Walker, above, and Aaron Gray were rushed to hospital on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Two players with National Rugby League team South Sydney Rabbitohs were rushed to hospital on Tuesday after overdosing on painkillers. Dylan Walker, 2(...)

Google’s self-driving car in Mountain View, California. Google’s driverless car has been involved in some minor crashes because it observes traffic laws to the letter, and people don’t. Photograph: Gordon de los Santos/Google via the New York Times

Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans. Last month, as one of Google’s self-driving cars (...)

John Lee with his children John and Áine: his solid ash table took the new Irish Design Award. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For the first time the National Craft Awards presented at the RDS yesterday were divided into separate categories of emerging and established maker(...)

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