Paddy Rossmore and Marianne Faithfull in June 1970. Photograph: Getty Images

In a feature on the then new “Coolmine Drug-Free Therapeutic Community” in 1973, this newspaper quoted its founder, Paddy Rossmore, as saying it had b(...)

This collaboration between Marianne Faithfull and Warren Ellis reaches back to Faithfull’s long-held desire to create a piece of work that draws on th(...)

Marianne Faithfull performing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in November 2016. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images

Marianne Faithfull is on the phone from her home in London. She sounds exactly like you would expect: as husky as her singing on every album she has m(...)

Desmond Guinness at Leixlip Castle in 2013. Photograph: Eric Lukebridge Big House Festival August Bank Holiday

Born: 8th September, 1931 Died: 20th August, 2020 It is an extraordinary tribute to the Hon Desmond Guinness, who has died aged 88, that it is merely(...)

Actor Mel Gibson was in hospital for a week and was treated with the drug Remdesivir. Photograph:  Phil McCarten/Reuters/File

The actor Mel Gibson spent a week in hospital after contracting coronavirus earlier this year, his representatives have confirmed. Speaking to the D(...)

Phil Coulter and a wall of gold records in 1984. Photograph: Tim Roney/Radio Times/Getty

THE EUROVISION WINNER, ‘ANTHEM’ WRITER AND HITMAKER LOOKS BACK ON HIS DERRY CHILDHOOD, OFTEN TRAGIC FAMILY LIFE AND MANY ADVENTURES IN THE MUSIC WO(...)

Head of a Boy: Lucian Freud’s portrait under the hammer at Sotheby’s. Photograph: Michael Bowles/Getty

A Lucian Freud portrait of the late Guinness heir Garech Browne as a boy has been sold in London for €6.7 million. Head of a Boy was painted in 1956, (...)

‘A jewel of a painting’: Lucian Freud’s Head of a Boy, a portrait of the young Garech Browne. Photograph: Sotheby’s

The late Guinness heir Garech Browne was proud of his portrait by Lucian Freud, which shows him as a young boy with a thatch of blond hair. Browne, w(...)

Jean-Michel Basquiat: he “was like his own university. He was always gathering material and information and storing it.” Photograph: Alexis Adler/Magnolia Pictures

Sara Driver’s new picture, Boom for Real, about the late teenage years of the New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, is a huge cause for celebration. L(...)

Glin Castle: Located 1.5 hours from Shannon airport and close to very little else, it has to be the ultimate rural escape.

Glin Castle in Co Limerick, the celebrated home of the late Knight of Glin, has been removed from the market. The historic castle which has been in th(...)

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