Noel Coward

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“Poetry has never let me down. Without poetry, I would have found life less comprehensible, less bearable and infinitely less enjoyable.”

Mullingar-born Josephine Hart harnessed early tragedy to become a publisher, writer, poetry promoter and television producer. She moved in London’s gl(...)

Barry Keoghan. Photograph: Julien Mignot/Contour by Getty Images

Pressures come with being the Next Big Thing. There may be even greater pressures associated with a subsequent move to Established National Treasure. (...)

Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is embarrassed by its own behaviour, frankly, and it’s a postcolonial sulk.’ Photograph:   Cate Gillon/Getty Images

“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I’m probably going to know about as much as I’m ever going to know on a wo(...)

Monica de Wichfeld - a woman who refused to conform

If Monica de Wichfeld’s life was a movie, it might win one Oscar for costume design, and another for best actress. An aristocratic mainstay of the Eu(...)

The stigma associated with dementia in particular is the theme of Headspace 2018, a two-day symposium in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) on March 2nd and 3rd

“We talked about growing old gracefully And Elsie who’s seventy-four Said, ‘A, it’s a question of being sincere, And B, if you’re supple you’ve nothin(...)

“The food in this shabby, neighbourhood joint was  a stranger to flavour.” Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

She looked like trouble the moment she barged through the door, swaddled in layers of cotton and silk beneath a full-length cashmere coat, with a huge(...)

Irish ballerina Ninette de Valois on stage at Covent Garden. Photograph: Claude Harris/Getty Images

A new weekly series for Irish Times Abroad profiles an Exraordinary Emigrant from Irish history, based on entries from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dicti(...)

John Osborne: angry young man

In the Gate Theatre, an institution still reeling from allegations of abuse of power, we now find a man on its stage bullying, demeaning and harassing(...)

Anthony Rapp (L) has accused  Kevin Spacey  of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

To say that Kevin Spacey’s response to allegations of sexual abuse is “problematic” would be to understate the case. He could hardly have made the sit(...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

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