Peter O Toole

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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(...)

Jodie Whittaker will become the first woman to play the Time Lord in Doctor Who, the BBC has revealed. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker will become the first female Doctor in Doctor Who, the BBC has announced. The actress (35), will take over from Pete(...)

Neil Jordan: Last September, Variety described him a showrunner on Riviera.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Is it time to drag out the old saw about the ambitious starlet who was so stupid she slept with the writer? Too late. We’ve done it. Throughout Holly(...)

Selected highlights chosen by Michael Dervan, Jim Carroll, Tony Clayton-Lea, Siobhán Long, Aidan Dunne, Peter Crawley and Cormac Larkin GOOD FRIDAY (...)

Some 93 per cent of foster children are placed in the homes of general or relative carers, rather than residential centres. Photograph: iStock

On the wall of a small, nondescript room in a Tallaght office building, a purple poster exhorts all who behold it to “Keep calm and carry on”. While (...)

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