The mural depicts Patrick Pearse surrendering to British army officers dressed as contemporary building workers. Photograph: John Rooney

The internationally renowned graffiti artist Banksy has denied being responsible for a mural which appeared overnight at the site of the surrender of (...)

Will Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith will join others in protest against two straight years of all-white acting nominees. Photograph Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Will Smith won’t be going to this year’s Academy Awards. Neither will Michael Moore or Spike Lee. Chris Rock is under pressure to step down as host. A(...)

Ice Cube (left) and Kevin Hart photographed at the Trinity College Dublin where they received the ‘Gold Medal of Honorary Patronage for Outstanding Contribution to Actingand Entertainment’ from the Philosophical Society at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

“Mind your own business and you’ll live longer,” was the pithy advice given by hip-hop star and budding movie mogul Ice Cube to a packed house in Tri(...)

 Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys with John McDonough, director of the National Archives, at the launch of the design phase of new €8 million redevelopment of the National Archives.

An €8 million project to improve facilities at the National Archives will begin in September, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Hu(...)

Going negative: Fianna Fáil’s first billboard poster of the 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke

In May 1988 George HW Bush’s quest to become the first sitting United States vice-president in 150 years to win a presidential election was in trouble(...)

Daniel Day-Lewis and Alison Whelan in My Left Foot directed by Jim Sheridan (1989). The film received five Academy Award nominations and Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker went on to take the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards

In 1989, first-time film director Jim Sheridan’s My Left Foot, a small television drama made for ITV, shocked the Hollywood establishment when it rec(...)

The Irish Film Board has called on the Government to reverse funding cuts introduced during the financial crisis. At a presentation in Dublin attend(...)

An image of David Bowie is projected on to a building in Brixton, south London. Photograph:  Peter Nicholls/Reuters

David Bowie was the most elegant, most elusive and most fiercely imaginative of all rock stars. On his 69th birthday, on Friday, he had released his f(...)

David Bowie in 1973, during a photoshoot for Pin Ups. Photograph: Justin De Villeneuve/Getty

Over the course of six decades David Bowie released 111 singles – including five UK number ones – 26 studio albums, 46 compilation albums, five EPs an(...)

Saoirse Ronan onstage at the 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards. Some commenters on social media have decided they don’t like her ‘Dub’ accent. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

What sort of accent do you have? Is it exactly the same as the accent you had when you were a teenager? Does it vary, depending on where you are and t(...)