A bus drives under a rail bridge which was blown up  near  Donetsk recently. Photograph: EPA/STR.

Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk today, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing thei(...)

The first comment under the video of the debut single from the new Irish group Little Matador on YouTube says “Much prefer this to Snow Patrol” – a(...)

Disney debut: The Irish Times features in key scenes. The Muppet franchise was resurrected in 2011 and the last film proved to be so popular at box offices here that Disney decided to make Dublin one of four European cities featured on the Muppet world tour 1:04

Muppets read The Irish Times and that’s official. A faithful (...)

Velcome to my gulag: Nadya (Tina Fey) gets her clutches on wee Kermit

The last Muppets film really was sensational. It was more than that. It was also inspirational, celebrational and – this hardly needs to be sai(...)

The New York City Medical Examiners van backs up to the Pickwick House where the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was discovered in his West Village ApartmentPhotograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Hollywood stars have paid tribute to Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his apartment with what officials said was a ne(...)