Bono and Ali Hewson's teddy Greg's Bear; the Mr Bean teddy; Gerry Ryan and Babette Ryan's One Eyed Ted, aka Aloysius

Celeb’s teddy bears snapped for exhibition

Bono and Miriam O’Callaghan were among those who had soft toys photographed for an exhibition, ...

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Artist Wilhelm Sasnal

Going to the other side at Lismore

Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal’s ‘Take Me To The Other Side’ is the latest exhibition ...

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Swede’s dreams are made of this

Happiness has a price, says Sofia Talvik (pictured).

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Live music review: Tony Bennett

Bord Gais Energy Theatre

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Lily James as Downton Abbey's fun-loving Lady Rose MacClare.

Lily James talks about her role in hit show Downton Abbey

As Downton Abbey returns to our screens, the actress playing Lady Rose is relishing her role in the period ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Joanne Ryan in the true story of a woman killed by her husband   as he suspected the fairies had taken his real wife.

Delving into dark deeds in old Ireland

Journalist turned actor Joanne Ryan brings her inquisitive eye to the role of Bridgie Cleary who was ...

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Frank O'Connor: Worked for the IRA as a censor  in the offices of this newspaper during the Civil War.

Frank O’Connor: Gamekeeper turned poacher

Frank O’Connor, who lends his name to the world’s richest prize for a short story collection ...

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Theatre review: Brigit/Bailegangaire

Town Hall Theatre, Galway

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Jason Broderick with Eva-Maria Westbroek in Anna Nicole at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

Jason Broderick: Fame, fortune and following the dream

A bizarre audition secured a role in Anna Nicole for Cork actor Jason Broderick, writes Jo Kerrigan This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Will Sliney: Drawing on his vast experience

Comicbook illustrator Will Sliney tells Don O’Mahony about his new skill-sharing project

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Tuesday Poem: Alexandria

"I realise now

you’re the city I’ve journeyed to all the time"


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U2’s Songs of Innocence Forget the hype: what about the music?

Amidst all the publicity around the U2 release, the actual songs were almost ignored. Ed Power has a ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Stewart Copeland: Life after rock‘n’roll

Stewart Copeland is as happy as a composer and dad as he was as drummer with The Police, writes Ed ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Five things to do this week


TUESDAY: This year’s impressive ...

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SHOWBIZ ROUNDUP: Perry looks for different kind of boyfriend

KATY PERRY has said she is looking for a different kind of boyfriend as she heads into her 30s.

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Movie reviews: A Most Wanted Man, Pride, The Boxtrolls

A Most Wanted Man *****
Pride ****
The Boxtrolls ****


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The Faraway Nearby

Rebecca Solnit
Granta, €24.50, ebook €14.50
Review: Billy O’Callaghan


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