Singer and actor Diahann Carroll in 1972. Carroll has died  after a long bout with cancer. File photograph: AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy

Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actor and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series, (...)

Ciara Mageean ran a personal best in Monaco. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Winning not one but two women’s distance running medals in quick succession has left the Irish athletics celebrating a successful European Under-23 Ch(...)

Sound of Music (1965)Julie Andrews

In 1965, New York’s critics were in agreement regarding the merits of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Pauline Kael described the film as “the sugar-(...)

 Donald Trump: demanded an immediate apology for  Mike Pence from cast and producers of “Hamilton”. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

He has only a few weeks left to find a dozen more cabinet secretaries and 4,000 appointees to staff his White House and the rest of his government. H(...)

Post-shoot, Ferdia has returned to school. But readjusting to civilian life hasn’t been easy: “You’ve worked equally with other adults and suddenly you’re just a kid again. I don’t want to come across as a diva but it’s hard being stuck in a uniform in a room again.  h

If you don’t recognise the name Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, you best start memorising it. The 16-year-old star of Sing Street has recently wowed audiences at(...)

Les Misérables actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste who  died on Friday after falling from a fire escape in Brooklyn.

Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American actor to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the popular Broadway musical “Les Misérables,” died on F(...)

The Von Trapp family ensemble, with Steven Houghton as Captain von Trapp, in the original The Sound of Music stage show, which comes to Dublin from August 17th

It is 50 years since Julie Andrews threw her arms open and declared the hills alive with the sound of music, but still no one has answered a very i(...)