Glassland, produced by Element Pictures and supported by the Film Board, stars Jack Reynor (above in a scene from the film) as a young man seeking to cope with an alcoholic mother (Toni Collette, also above) in contemporary Tallaght.

Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, recent winner of the audience prize at the Galway Film Fleadh, is among just 12 films selected for the World Cinema Dramat(...)

A disconcerting-looking clothbound book emblazoned with the image of a shadowy creature mysteriously appears on seven-year-old Samuel’s shelf. The (...)

The US Supreme Court’s decision to let stand lower court rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states is a major and welcome advance for the caus(...)

Conservative protesters pray in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, yesterday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The US supreme court has declined to be drawn into the nationwide debate on same-sex marriage, immediately increasing the number of states tha(...)

Gay marriage to be allowed in five states including Utah after US supreme court decision. Cindy Bednarz (L) and her wife Lisa Bednarz attend a same-sex marriage rally at Utah’s State Capitol building in Salt Lake City, Utah in this file photo. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Files/Reuters

The US supreme court today declined to decide once and for all whether states can ban gay marriage, a surprise move that will allow gay men and women (...)

Paddy Cosgrave: changed name of Dublin event back to Web Summit because, according to his spokeswoman, The Summit is hard to find on Google.

The two protaganists in the row between Web Summit and Summit Series have trod strikingly similar paths.Elliott Bisnow first showed an entrepreneurial(...)

Brazil’s Fred in happier times in Munich in 2006

When that Paddy Power data-breach story broke this week, it was reassuring to hear how the bookmakers were “proactively contacting” the 650,000 custom(...)

Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, said tax inversion deals were latest ‘virus’ in US tax system. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The US Congress must pass legislation to prevent American companies relocating their legal headquarters overseas and stop rewarding countries that pra(...)

Siale Angilau (25) an accused street gang member, is seen in a picture provided by the Utah Department of Corrections taken in February, 2012. Photograph: Reuters 0:59

With stunned jurors looking on, a defendant in a long-running gang prosecution was shot and killed by a deputy US marshal in the federal courth(...)

Megan Huntsman is shown in a photograph provided by the Pleasant Grove County Jail in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Photograph: Pleasant Grove County Jail/Handout via Reuters

A Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the (...)