Minister of State Kathleen Lynch: said she had not ignored psychiatrists’ concerns but had passed information on to the HSE. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Carlow-Kilkenny-South Tipperary mental health service is one of the best resourced services in the country, Minister of State Kathleen Lynch ha(...)

The many faces of Batman

On July 20th, 2012, the world awoke to reports of another mass shooting in the US. This all-too-familiar headline was distinguished by the location – (...)

True Detective. Woody Harrelson and Mathew McConaughey. Photograph:  Home Box Office, Inc

True Detective (Sky Atlantic, Saturday) is the story of two policemen with the same head (granite face, sensible side-parting) who in flash-forward(...)

Terry Gilliam on the set of new film The Zero Theorem: “I don’t hate technology. I just hate the religion around it”

‘I’ve been in bed for three days so that I could get myself well enough to actually speak,” rasps Terry Gilliam into his tea. Maybe so. But, pr(...)

Hireland is running a third advertising campaign, encouraging firms that cannot hire someone full-time to consider job-sharing an employee with another business. Employers can pledge a job on

The founders of the job creation initiative Hireland have calculated that it has led to the employment of 4,620 people since it began two years ago(...)

In 2008, the gun that was used to kill John F Kennedy’s assassin was auctioned off as part of “a pop culture collection”. Other items included the (...)

Alan Moore of the Dylan Hotel in Dublin shows Rosita Boland how to make a cocktail. Photograph: Eric Luke

I never really knew what a cocktail was until I lived in the US. Before then, to me, cocktails were absurd concoctions that looked like something from(...)

The best dystopian novels are really about the societies in which they are written and not exercises in futurology

Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper spontaneously ignites. It inspired the title of Ray Bradbury’s novel about a future in which firemen (...)

A Revenue spokeswoman said inquiries were being made where a domicile levy return had not been filed and the person concerned had been identified as having a possible requirement to file such a return. Photograph: Joe St Leger

The number of wealthy individuals being pursued by the Revenue Commissioners for not paying a €200,000 domicile levy has more than quadrupled since la(...)

The number of people in Ireland who are non-resident for tax purposes increased by 27.15 per cent between 2009 and 2011, according to information rele(...)