Dany, who wanted the throne too much, and Jon, who wanted it not at all

Perhaps a show can become too big for its own good. That doesn’t just mean that the mother of all water-cooler conversations must eventually collapse (...)

Umbria has a rich cultural history,  and its countryside is dotted with towns that make delightful day-long diversions.

Are there still parts of Italy that are undiscovered country for Irish tourists? Many Irish people will at some point have seen a friend married in It(...)

The Gate Theatre: A 2016 report compared the management style under Michael Colgan ‘to that of a family business with a high degree of control by the current director over all aspects’.  Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

A report into the Gate Theatre last year found that board members were overly reliant on Michael Colgan and that the prestigious Dublin theatre was ru(...)

A detail from Gilbert Alexandre de Séverac’s Portrait de Claude Monet (1865). Courtesy of Musée marmottan Monet, Paris

Claude Monet left the Channel port town of Le Havre for Paris in 1859, at the age of 19. His father, a ship’s chandler, was dubious about young Claude(...)

The October bank holiday weekend is one of the busiest for events, as a rake of festivals make a last-minute pitch for your entertainment pocket. Both(...)

This is your one-week warning. The biggest, best and last party of the summer is just seven days away. We can smell the excitement off you from here. (...)

We’ve rounded up some of the most popular and the most accessible – from running and swimming to joining a GAA club, learning a marital art or finally(...)

Festival organisers are working with the Garda in relation to the death of a man and have described it as “non-suspicious”. Family members have been notified.

A man has died at the Body & Soul festival in Co Westmeath. Festival organisers are working with the Garda in relation to the death and have des(...)

Field of dreams: Getting down at Body & Soul

Body & Soul is almost upon us. We are now officially knee-deep in the festival season. Prep your ears. Gird your loins. Bolster your liver. The su(...)

Body and Soul takes place on June 23rd to 25th at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, The Irish Times is partnering with the Wonderlust stag(...)

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