Sean Connery

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UK prime minister Theresa May drinks a glass of wine as she listens to speeches at the annual Lord Mayor’s Banquet at the Guildhall in London. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Given the tales of Russian trolls infiltrating British media, we perhaps should not attach too much weight to Russian state TV’s recent takedown of UK(...)

Doug Liman: “The CIA have no choice but to get into bed with these drug traffickers. And that odd-couple relationship between characters like those played by Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson is how the CIA works.”

Arthur L Liman, the former president of the Legal Aid Society of New York and the chief counsel for the US Senate’s investigation of the Iran-Contra A(...)

“If you are shy and awkward, being yourself doesn’t sound like the best idea. You’d rather be suave and sophisticated like, say, Sean Connery’s James Bond.” Photograph: Warner Bros

“Be yourself” is advice that has always puzzled me. I first read it back in the Stone Age when, like another half a million people or so, I read Angel(...)

The Coach House at Old Conna Village

Old Conna Village lies in the grounds of Aravon House in Rathmichael, which was sold last year by songwriter Chris de Burgh to John Scottus School – a(...)

Charley Boorman with his friend and fellow motorbike enthusiast, Ewan McGregor.

Settling down to talk in his characterful front room in Barnes, a riverside area of London untroubled by a Tube station and the footfall it brings, Ch(...)

Mervyn Stewart at The Guinea Pig restaurant in Dalkey. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of Dalkey’s best known and longest established restaurants is for sale through agent CBRE at more than €850,000. Yet Mervyn Stewart, proprietor o(...)

Luggala, currently the home of Guinness heir Garech Browne, is  going on sale with a $30 million (€28 million) price tag. Photograph: Walter Pfeiffer

Luggala, the famous ancestral family home of the Guinness brewing family tucked away in the Wicklow mountains, has been placed for sale on the US mar(...)

In its heyday, Sam Stephenson’s home, No 31, a converted coach house off Leeson Street,   was the party house in Dublin.

About 100 years on, though somewhat less on these shores, it looks as if Ireland is finally falling in love with modernism, if the muddied vistas of c(...)

Axelle Lépée (23), originally from the Auvergne region of France, loves Dingle “énormément”, but is considering going home before her work term ends in September.

Dingle is booming. The town at the heart of the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula is jointed with tourists, some of whom have to stay as far away as Annascaul (...)

English harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock, who will turn 70 in December, presents a personal journey through 200 years of harpsichord music. The star(...)

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