Peter O Toole

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Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, directed by Conor McPherson (left) and Michael Gambon at the Beckett Film Project. Photograph: Pat Redmond

“Outside of here it’s death.” No play better captures the experience and the meaning of lockdown than Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. In it, four people – t(...)

A scene from Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s film The Platform, a recent Netflix release – “a gloomy shocker set in a prison that operates like practical moral conundrum”.

A million years ago we rode on trains and drank beer in public places. Further ago than that we could communicate remotely only by letter or telephone(...)

Donal McCann: You just need to know that he was here. And he was remarkable

I never saw Diego Maradona play football. I never saw Nijinsky dance. And I never saw Miles Davis play the horn. But baby, I saw Donal McCann act. S(...)

Iconic: the revolving door of the Shelbourne hotel, on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Flemming

Who knew that fancy hotels could be among the riskiest places in Dublin? Compensation culture has claimed its latest victim, and the city’s purists ar(...)

Gorse fires  on Torc Mountain in the Killarney National Park at the weekend.  Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Dense rhododendron on Torc Mountain in the Killarney National Park acted as a firebreak and prevented Saturday morning’s gorse fire from spreading to (...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Albert Finney: the actor in 1985. Photograph: Fox/Hulton/Getty

Albert Finney, one of the actors who helped change British theatre and film in the early 1960s, has died after a short illness, at the age of 82. He (...)

Peter O’Toole and Ciarán O’Brien, respectively director and chief executive of Peter O’Brien and Sons Landscaping Ltd.

Peter O’Brien started his landscaping business in 1963 from the garage at the side of the house in Artane in Dublin. Originally from a farming backgro(...)

Good Time: Robert Pattinson. Photograph: Julien Mignot/New York Times

Robert Pattinson is gleaming just as surely as his odd little golden splodge of hair at the front. Today that blond bit is made especially visible by (...)

Jack B Yeats, ‘From Portacloy to Rathlin O’Beirne’, at the Hunt Museum in Limerick

Ealaín National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2, July 23 nationalgallery.ie The newly refurbished National Gallery is being welcomed with love and ac(...)

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