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File shot from  December  2015 shows US actor Carrie Fisher  posing with a Star Wars stormtrooper as she attends the opening of the European Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in  London. The original Star Wars movie gave her her most high-profile role, as Princess Leia. File photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher has died in hospital, days after suffering a heart attack on a transatlantic flight. The 60-year-old, who became an int(...)

Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford while promoting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Fisher’s description of her on-set affair with Ford 40 years ago will strike a chord with many. Photograph: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

I can’t have been the only one who read Carrie Fisher’s account of her affair with Harrison Ford through my fingers, with sweating palms and prickling(...)

 Frank Skinatra, a Sphynxaliens cat, with  owner Irene Henson, enjoying the attention of onlookers  Michal Rozmarynowska, his wife Malgorzata Dyszlewska and their daughter Malgorzata, at the Dublin Championship Cat Show  at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Being a judge of cats is such a specialised role that there is a shortage of them in Ireland. The eight judges who participated in the Dublin Champi(...)

 David O’Donoghue in the kitchen. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

David O’Donoghue studied art, before setting up Brownes, and later the Pantheon Galleries in Dublin. For the past 15 years, he has run the fine art p(...)

Chinese dissident Harry Wu speaking to reporters  during a human rights news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. File photo from 2000: AFP/Getty Images

Chinese human rights campaigner Harry Wu, who spent 19 years as a political prisoner and later campaigned against the “laogai” system of labour camps,(...)

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