Phil Collins

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President Ronald Reagan and Ms Nancy Reagan during their visit to Ireland. President Reagan is drinking a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

It was a time when a Labour party in coalition with Fine Gael took a kicking in European elections, two cases involving the deaths of babies shook the(...)

Track of the week Welcome to New York by Taylor Swift What’s a pop star to do when their image has been built on being a canny outsider, only to (...)

On July 13th, 172,000 concert-goers filled two venues in London and Philadelphia, raising over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia
1985: The year that was...

Famine, the cold war and the threat of Aids cast long shadows over 1985, the year of the Live Aid concerts.On July 13th, 172,000 concert-goers filled (...)

Julio Iglesias on stage in South Africa. Photograph: Michelly Rall/Wireimage

‘Tell me, Patrick, what you want to know about me,” says Julio Iglesias, singer, millionaire, international superstar, father of an international supe(...)

Andre Rieu: we might wish to ban his glutinous waltz-terrorism, along with stonewashed denim and mummy porn, but really we can’t.

Let’s ban everything “we” find aesthetically unpleasing. You know it makes sense. With such a policy in place, “we” would see the end of stonewashed d(...)

Pete O’Hanlon and Ross Farrelly of The Strypes performaning at IMMA  in Dublin in August. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For Cavan teenage band The Strypes, 2013 has been a year that they hoped would never end. Twelve months ago, they were just another promising young ba(...)

Cath Kidston, vintage queen

‘Remember these?” A woman holds up a neat 1970s-style sewing kit in the small Cath Kidston shop in London’s Covent Garden. It is crowded in here: main(...)

Lily Collins and Greg Kinnear in Stuck in Love

Being Lily Collins has just got a little easier. A year or so ago, she might, when conducting interviews, have managed to keep questions about her fat(...)

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