Rebel pilots and Imperial Stormtroopers from the Star Wars film franchise are seen next to a life-sized model of an X-Wing Fighter during a promotional event at the Changi International airport in Singapore. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Church of England’s valiant bid to run an advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer before the forthcoming Star Wars film may have hit a sn(...)

Santa (and the Grinch) arrive to open Winterval Festival and switch on 100,000 Christmas lights in Waterford City. Photograph: Patrick Browne

More than 500,000 people are expected to attend Ireland’s biggest Christmas Festival which opened in Waterford on Friday and runs until December 23rd (...)

Amazon is among 11 companies that will be questioned by European Union lawmakers next week about low-tax deals as the internet retailing giant awaits a decision on its fiscal pact with Luxembourg from antitrust regulators. (Photograph:  Ralph D. Freso/Reuters)

Amazon is among 11 companies that will be questioned by European Union lawmakers next week about low-tax deals as the internet retailing giant awaits(...)

A handout photo issued by the BFI National Archive of a still from the film Sleigh Bells featuring Disney’s first animated character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Photograph: PA

A long-lost Walt Disney film featuring his first ever animated character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, has been discovered buried away in the national arc(...)

Best selling author Eoin Colfer will write the next Iron Man novel due to be released in autumn 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Best-selling Irish author Eoin Colfer, internationally recognised for his Artemis Fowl series, is set to team up with Marvel to write the next Iron Ma(...)

Bills Simmons, the founder of the Grantland website, came to media prominence via an untraditional route. Photograph: Mike Windle/Getty Images.

“It was a good run.” That’s what you see now when you visit the Grantland website. The archives are available but from here on there will be nothing n(...)

Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, wakes at 4am each morning and is in the office no later than 7am. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Do you have the habits of a highly successful person, such as making your bed, connecting with your spouse and getting up at 4.30am to read? Or is you(...)

Window air-conditioning units on display at Lowe’s in Fresno, California. Only now is the US waking up to the environmental cost of such massive energy consumption – and to the chilling prospect that the rest of the world may follow its example. Photograph: Diana Baldrica/Fresno Bee/MCT via Getty Images

It was a sun-drenched afternoon, with another autumnal heatwave cooking the concrete of Los Angeles, but Joanne Pilecki hugged her green fleece close (...)

 The Skellig Michael site after the removal of Lucasfilm’s tents and equipment. Photograph: An Taisce

A report into the Star Wars filming on Skellig Michael in early September has found that Lucasfilm’s presence had “no adverse impact on seabirds, thei(...)

The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the Star Wars franchise, is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. (Photograph: Star Wars/YouTube/PA Wire)

Fans of Walt Disney’s upcoming “Star Wars” swamped websites in the US and UK as they try to reserve seats to a movie still two months away from openi(...)