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Pearl Jansen (runner-up Miss World 1970) and Jennifer Hosten (Miss World 1970) at the premiere of Misbehaviour in London on March 9th. As well as being depicted in the new feature film, Hosten and Jansen are also the subject of a BBC documentary to air on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

The Good Karma Hospital Sunday, UTV, 8pm Set in a coastal town in tropical south India, this medical drama returns for a third series, ready to inject(...)

It took an English comedian, Steve Coogan, via the BBC, to relaunch Come Out Ye Black and Tans to an Irish audience. Photograph: BBC

There is a double irony in the revived popularity of Dominic Behan’s Come Out Ye Black and Tans, a song that briefly topped the British singles charts(...)

Seamus Mallon and David Trimble at Stormont following their election as deputy first minister and first minister. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

He walked into the room, an olive-green Donegal tweed light suit, pocket watch chain in the waistcoat, and held out his hand. “I’m Seamus,” he said, a(...)

Robert Redford and Mia Farrow in the 1974 film The Great Gatsby. F Scott Fitzgerald’s quintessential Jazz Age novel, written five years into Prohibition, is drenched in champagne and other illicit alcohol. As was its author. Photograph: AP

This month marks the centenary of an experiment that forever changed the United States of America. In January 1920, Prohibition was enacted. The 18th (...)

The Store Yard has a selection of 19th century rocking horses,  from €350, and vintage red hat boxes from Christy’s of London c1960, €90 each.

Antique gifts have a lot to offer. Not only are they the most eco-friendly choice, they are made to last and for buyers offer a more relaxed alternati(...)

 Niall Tóibín at the Gaiety: Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Niall Tóibín Born: November 21st, 1929 Died: November 13th, 2019 Niall Tóibín, who has died aged 89, was one of Ireland’s leading actors and entertai(...)

Charles Ebbets's 1932 photograph of workers on Rockefeller Center in New York which includes two Irishmen: Patrick (Sonny) Glynn above, and far right in the larger version and Matty O'Shaughnessy far left.

Irish writer Brendan Behan once remarked: “People who say manual labour is a good thing have never done any”. Nevertheless, the fruits of the toil of(...)

Playwright and poet Tom MacIntyre has died at the age of 87 following a long illness. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘This above all: to thine own self be true’, the advice of Polonius to Hamlet, is one of the most celebrated observations in the Shakespearian canon. (...)

Ulick O’Connor. Photograph: Eric Luke

The funeral of writer, poet and historian Ulick O’Connor will take place in south Dublin on Friday. Mr O’Connor died on Monday, aged 90. His funeral (...)

The writer and historian Ulick O’Connor at home in Rathgar  in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Ulick O’Connor Born: October 12th, 1928 Died: October 7th, 2019 Ulick O’Connor, who has died aged 90, spoke his mind regardless of the cost to othe(...)

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