Taking New York, from left: Gagan, Sophie, James, Sumner, Danny and Georgina

A bestubbled hunk called Jamie wakes up in a girl’s bed in a SoHo flat. He sneaks out, tiptoeing carefully from the room, the cameraman, sound person,(...)

Blogger Pippa O’Connor at the Irish premier of Fifty Shades of Grey. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times 8:46

The Fifty Shades of Grey film based on the best-selling erotic novel by EL James premiered at Dublin’s Light House Cinema on Thursday.It’s a classi(...)

Sr Mai Pender: God is the “most beautiful, lovely, kind man”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stephen Fry, the English actor, writer and television presenter, made headlines this week by describing God as “utterly monstrous”, “totally selfis(...)

Josie Long: ‘Stand-up does feel a lot more pluralistic and interesting now’. Photograph: Giles Smith

‘This is definitely the most personal show I’ve written,” says Josie Long. She’s known as a comedian, activist, cartoonist and film-maker, given to(...)

Currently I’m fascinated with a show called Gay Byrne’s Big Face (mistakenly listed as The Meaning of Life, Sunday, RTÉ 1). It’s structured around (...)

At home by the Lee: John Spillane. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

I’m from the edge of the city, Laburnum Lawn, in Wilton. The back of our back garden was the ditch, and beyond that was the orchard and then the meado(...)

Scorpion is inspired by a true story about eccentric genius Walter O'Brien (Elyes Gabel)and his team. Pictured left to right: Jadyn Wong as Happy Quinn, Ari Stidham as Sylvester Dodd, Elyes Gabel as Walter O'Brien, Katharine McPhee as Paige Dineen and Eddie Kaye Thomas as Toby Curtis. Photograph: Getty Images

In the opening scenes of Scorpion (Thursday, RTÉ 2), child hacker Walter O’Brien is arrested by Robert Patrick from Terminator and extradited to Am(...)

David Chase: “The analogy I’ve always said is that ‘The Sopranos’ was like the Mir space station. It was only meant to stay up there for a year but wound up staying up there five years”

David Chase, the man who revolutionised television drama with The Sopranos, doesn’t really watch much television. He really wanted to make films, a(...)

Kate and Steven from the RTÉ documentary ‘Clubland’: “She is literally like a sister to me,” Steven says

“Always be yourself unless you can be a unicorn,” says Steven Bateson, an eager young man who didn’t get enough points to be a “unicorn” (there’s a(...)

Finbar Furey: ‘I knew I’d never be able to play the pipes as well again,’ he says of an injury to his shoulder. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Finbar Furey loves the idea of his music bringing people together. This happened at the World Cup in 1994, he says, when Holland were playing Irela(...)