At the Golden Globes in January, Michael Keaton took home the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy prize for Birdman, beating out two other actors with Irish ties – Chicago-born Bill Murray, and...More
Captured in May 1918 and imprisoned in Lincoln Prison, England, Eamon de Valera, Ireland’s future president, escaped in dramatic fashion on February 3, 1919. Fearing the propaganda boost his...More
Irish journalist and radio broadcaster Jonathan Philbin Bowman was discovered dead in his Dublin home on this day in 2000. Bowman left formal education as a teenager, choosing instead to begin work as a freelance journalist; a decision he announced on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show. He co-presented a Dublin radio show for two years, between 1993 to 1994, before joining the Sunday Independent newspaper as a columnist. A post-mortem revealed that he had bled to death after an apparent fall over a stool, which caused him to hit and cut his head on a glass-paned door. The toxicology report indicated that his blood alcohol level was “considerably high.” Gardaí concluded that there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the untimely death. He was 31.