Father Cubito blessing Samuel De Luca during his baptism in Catania this month. Photograph: Gianni Cipriano/The New York Times

The mother had prepared everything for the baptism. She dressed her infant son Antonio in a handmade satin suit with tails and a matching cream-colour(...)

Amanda: Doesn’t want more blood on the family’s hands

As it eases into its final stretch, Kin (RTÉ One, Sunday, 9.30pm) is getting its crazy on. Episode six of eight concludes with Dublin cocaine godfathe(...)

‘I hear the laughs of my biggest little girl barrelling down the slides at the campsite where I’ve taken my family to every year – apart from last year – since 2014.’Photograph: Getty Images

‘I remember the little mobile home a sun-kissed stroll away from the pool’  When the Covid dread threatens to overwhelm me in the dead of these d(...)

Jessie Buckley: Brightest star in a  heavyweight cast

Jessie Buckley is already on her way up the a-list and there’s a decent chance she’ll receive an Oscar nomination for her performance in Charlie Kaufm(...)

  Detail from Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques Louis David. Musée des Châteaux de Versailles

I can’t remember if it was for the old Inter Cert or Leaving Cert that we studied Maupassant’s short story Un Bandit Corse. It hardly matters which no(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, testifies before the House of Representatives oversight committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

First there was Ivana. Then there was Marla. Now comes trouble in paradise with Kim. Last fall, Trump cooed that the North Korean dictator wrote him (...)

Trump supporters: Star Wars miniatures line out for Donald Trump. Photograph: David Gilliver/Barcroft via Getty

Hello, Trump fans! I’m joking, of course. Even the stereotypical Irish Times reader – so demonised by Angry Twitter (“Neoliberal, Dublin 4 Centri(...)

American actor Burt Reynolds holds a helmet while standing in a ‘Mean Machine’ football jersey in a still from the film, The Longest Yard, directed by Robert Aldrich, 1974. Photo: Paramount Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images

Burt Reynolds loved to tell a story about the making of Semi-Tough, the 1977 movie in which he played the fictional NFL quarterback Billy Clyde Pucket(...)

A scene from ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’

In November 1993, 11-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo was abducted by the Sicilian Mafia in order to silence his father, a gangster who had become a “penti(...)

Don’t be surprised if the Leaving Certificate students herded toward Kit Monkman’s Macbeth (in cinemas nationwide this month), nudge the production in(...)

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