Séamas O’Reilly: Compared to dungeon life, I’ll take the freckles and sweat in my stride’
On his ever-evolving, particularly idiosyncratic relationship with the sun
A strange feeling has come over me this year, as the sun peeks through clouds and begins warming my skin. I like it. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I want more.
This has not always been the case. I’ve spent most of my adult life as pretty much the opposite of a sun-worshipper, a solar Richard Dawkins who is not just uninterested in sunbathing and beachside lounging, but...
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The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: New biography reveals the many faces of cinema’s greatest auteur of the thriller
A strict upbringing and deep-seated insecurity are credited with making Alfred Hitchcock into cinema’s master of the thriller in this enjoyable biography
Interview: Jim Sheridan on why he took up the story of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
The director, whose five-part documentary series will be aired from today, believes that the story of the murder of the French woman in West Cork must be told again and again until justice is served
A solitary calling: Life in a Cistercian abbey
Despite smaller numbers entering the cloistered life in recent years, the inhabitants of Mount Melleray and St Mary’s Abbeys in Waterford have found that the pandemic has led more people to think about living a simpler spiritual life
Barney Eastwood’s art collection could realise up to €10 million
The late boxing promoter and businessman was a keen art collector with works by Jack B Yeats and John Lavery among those to be auctioned