Edith Piaf

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Paris: Toujours l’amour
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  • February 13, 2016, 03:00

What would you say if your cheri(e) invited you away to a romantic weekend in the City of Lights? There’s no denying it, 2015 was a very dark year fo(...)

Edith Piaf: born 100 years ago today

I don’t know if Edith Piaf and Frank Sinatra even met in life, never mind performed together. But somewhere in a parallel universe, I believe the two (...)

Michael Fingleton: Accepted that the bonuses paid by the building society were “excessive”. Photograph: Collins

A bit like French cabaret singer Edith Piaf, Michael Fingleton has no regrets. Why would he when he has a €30 million pension pot to draw from? “Fing(...)

Jean O’Sullivan at the marché d’Aligre in Paris. France celebrates Bastille Day today.

The marché d’Aligre is a small traffic-free enclave near the Bastille. Around the stone market building the stalls are heaped with fresh produce. I(...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry wrote the words “not bad looking” on a note referring to his former public relations adviser Valerie O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

    Neither the content nor the tone of the lobbying note that Independent TD Michael Lowry passed to the Taoiseach will have sur(...)

Eleanor McEvoy: Stuff

After the release of her 10th album last year, Eleanor McEvoy decided to tie up some loose ends. The result is a compilation of rarities, colla(...)

Being able to hold a tune at this time of year comes in very handy. You don’t mind being cajoled to join in Silent Night on every street corner. Nor a(...)

Trad’s evolutionary qualities are alive and in evidence in this latest incarnation of Frankie Gavin’s De Dannan. With a few relative newcomers aboard (...)

Former Irish president Mary Robinson became emotional during an interview on the Desert Island Discs programme on BBC4. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has revealed she was on the verge of a breakdown when she took one of the top posts in the United Nations. In a r(...)

Franco-Greek singer and songwriter Georges Moustaki plays the piano at his home in Paris in 2008. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty

With the death of Georges Moustaki, the golden age of the French popular song nears an end. The Greek-Egyptian-Jewish singer and composer gave (...)

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