From Offaly and Clare to Disney and CNN:  Una Fox, Samantha Barry, Margaret Molloy, Leda Connaughton-Deeny, Hylda Queally, Anne Morrison and Blathnaid Healy

Anne Morrison Chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Morrison was appointed chair of the British Academy of Film and Television A(...)

A still from The Architects (2014) by Amie Siegel

Imitation of Life – Amie Siegel Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin ***** The essay film, neither fiction nor documentary in the conventional sense, is(...)

Filmmaker Alex Gibney and writer Michael Pollan worked on the Netflix documentary series, and Pollan says: “One of the great things about writing books or making documentaries is that you get paid to learn.”

Michael Pollan is finished finger-wagging. The writer and journalist wants to lure rather than lecture us back into our kitchens. And the man who coi(...)

 Yoko Ono, the widow of the late former Beatle John Lennon, has been admitted to a New York-area hospital after complaining of severe flu-like symptoms. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Yoko Ono has been admitted to hospital in New York City for flu-like symptoms, but is recovering and should be allowed home soon, her representative h(...)

Nosy parkers will be excited to hear the news that celebrity chef Andrew Rudd has added his ultra-cool Rathmines pad (above)

EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPES  Imagine seeing the Northern Lights from your bed. A Kakslauttanen glass igloo, in Saariselkä, Finland, offers just that(...)

Snakes & Lattes College is in a 7,500sq ft space. Photograph: Robert Wright for The New York Times

In walkable Toronto, every major street seems to offer a space for playing old-fashioned tabletop games, with drinks and snacks on the side. Severa(...)

Austin Duffy: ‘All these things that are happening in the book could happen to any of us and I hope it speaks to the human condition.’

Without cancer we would never have evolution, and it’s around the relationship between the two that US-based Irish oncologist Austin Duffy’s first nov(...)

Ronseal titles – books that are exactly what it says on the tin – are all the rage in American short story collections. Diane Cook’s original debut c(...)

Amir Amor (far right) and his bandmates in London band Rudimental

There’s a rich seam of cultural DNA at the heart of the latest chapter in the Guinness Made Of More campaign, fusing the energy of 1930s New York jaz(...)

Hanoi, Vietnam. Turtle or Tortoise tower in Hoan Kiem lake

We are travelling to Hanoi in March. What would you advise is the best way to carry currency, pay for services, as we don’t want to carry too much ca(...)