Mark Noonan’s You’re Ugly Too, featuring Aidan Gillen (right) as a man caring for his niece following his recent release from prison, is among the Irish premieres at this year’s bash.

Versatile character actor John C Reilly will be among the special guests attending the Galway Film Fleadh next month. Reilly, star of Chicago, The Ho(...)

Writer Edna O’Brien, in Sligo for  a   celebratory Nobel dinner   for   Yeats2015,  to  mark     the  150th anniversary of  the poet’s  birth. Photograph: James Connolly

For her last significant birthday the writer Edna O’Brien generated headlines stating “still hot at 80”, which arguably made her the ideal person to(...)

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There’s a literary feast awaiting the country in the coming week, with three festivals taking place. We’ve rounded up some places to fill your bell(...)

Brandenburg still not open Another year goes by and still BER Brandenburg Airport is still not open. Originally due to open on a site near Schoenefeld(...)

The five-star Monart hotel and spa in Co Wexford. It is included in the sale of Ulster Bank’s Project Coney portfolio to Sankaty Advisers

Ulster Bank has agreed the sale of its Project Coney portfolio to Sankaty Advisers, a US-based affiliate of investment group Bain Capital. The portfo(...)

Bryan Dobson of RTÉ, Catherine Walsh of The Reputations Agency, Sarah McCabe of the Business Journalists Association of Ireland, and Mary Murray, Dublin Simon Community, launching this year’s Business Journalists Association of Ireland annual corporate quiz. Photography: Conor Healy

The Business Journalists Association of Ireland has raised €48,000 for the Dublin Simon Community at its annual corporate challenge quiz. Held on Thur(...)

A Lithuanian man who is already in jail for robbing prostitutes in Cork and Clare, was given a concurrent six-year sentence for robbing another prostitute in Galway.

A Lithuanian man who is already in jail for robbing prostitutes in Cork and Clare, was given a concurrent six-year sentence for robbing another prosti(...)

The Radisson Blu in Galway

The National Asset Management Agency has placed a large portfolio of loans with a face value of €600 million on the market, as the latest step in its(...)

RTÉ’s Bryan Dobson, the Reputations Agency’s Catherine Walsh, the Business Journalists’ Association of Ireland’s Sarah McCabe and Dublin Simon Community’s Mary Murray launching the 15th annual quiz, in aid of Dublin Simon Community. Photograph: conor healy

What is the highest possible break in snooker? (No, it’s not 147.) What is, when calculated via its share price, the most valuable company on the I(...)