St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork will host a newly commissioned work. Image: Google Maps

What have the Easter Rising, William Shakespeare and a group that sounds as if they should be performing in Game of Thrones all got in common? Not a l(...)

Michelle Fairley as Dolly  in RTÉ’s ‘Rebellion’: Fairley is known globally for her role as Catelyn Stark in ‘Game of Thrones’

The US reviews for RTÉ’s 1916 Rising drama Rebellion, which aired on the Sundance channel this week, were not uniformly kind, with the chief TV critic(...)

Kit Harington’s character Jon Snow was killed in ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 finale. Photograph: Reuters

Lord Commander Jon Snow is still dead. Has it really been nine months since we saw him last, taking the final, cruellest blow from young Olly and coll(...)

Beyoncé performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 this year. Photograph: AP Photo/Matt Slocum

**** Since 2013, when she released her self-titled album, Beyoncé has been more than just a person; she has become a verb. To Beyoncé is to take ever(...)

After levelling accusations in her song lyrics about being cheated on, Beyonce made clear in the last tracks of the new album that she has decided to reconcile with rapper Jay Z and continue in the marriage. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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Henry Carvill as a clothed Clark Kent and Amy Adams as a naked Lois Lane in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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This was an excellent week for traditional broadcasting values in Ireland. From its live rolling coverage of the weekend’s Easter Rising commemoratio(...)

US president Barack Obama  at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival: “I don’t recall the phrase being, ‘Yes I Can’. It’s ‘Yes We Can’.”  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

When the rain started pouring on the first day of this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival, it was clear most of the Irish entourage(...)

DeepDrumpf:  can  approximate Donald Trump’s style of speech

By now, most of us have watched British comedian and talk show host John Oliver’s spectacular takedown of Republican candidate and “short-fingered vul(...)

Stage, script and screen: Nuala Goodman, Sharon Horgan, Ros Hubbard, Saoirse Ronan, Eavan Boland and Belinda McKeon

Saoirse Ronan Actor The success of Brooklyn, driven by Ronan’s beautiful performance, has elevated her to another level. She has emerged from the n(...)