A collection of early 20th-century mugshots of Irish emigrants in America sold for €540

GAA medals are not just tokens of honour and glory. Some have significant financial value and are sought after by a growing band of Irish collectors a(...)

Far from resenting the vampire myth, people in Transylvania regard Bram Stoker as a hero. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The medieval town of Sighisoara in the heart of Transylvania is breathtakingly beautiful. Its narrow, cobbled streets, its brightly coloured houses, t(...)

Former minister for finance Ernest Blythe who, in a previous era of austerity, cut the old-age pension still found public funds to translate Dracula i(...)

Wayne Shorter: ‘If there’s a lot of praise, where are the record sales?’ Photograph: Keith Tsuji/Getty

For Wayne Shorter, the past is not just another country, it’s a distant galaxy. Only now matters. It’s what you would expect from an iconic jazz music(...)

Trinity College students Jennifer Gartland (left) and Angelina Cox who won a competition to name Dublin’s newest bridge after Rosie Hackett. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Today they opened the Rosie Hackett Bridge. A bridge to celebrate the life, achievements and fighting spirit of a young, working class Dublin woman. R(...)

When I finally get through to Gary Shteyngart’s London hotel room, after a Fawlty Towers -style mix-up, he’s in bed. Not because he overslept but b(...)

Simon Toal in Revenant: a fine comic actor who can seem at once commanding and crumpled
Revenant

Revenant New Theatre, Dublin***Exactly what kind of monster are we dealing with in Stuart Roche’s new play for Purpleheart, a contemporary horror stor(...)

There’s a whole lot of staring going on in Werner Herzog’s magnificent reworking of FW Murnau’s 1922 classic Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, th(...)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: ‘[The name Dracula] comes from the Carpathian Mountains where people are very superstitious. Irish people are very superstitious, so I was able to engage in that’

I am sitting in a crypt with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of The Tudors, Mission Impossible 3 and the most recent incarnation of Dracula. In an adjoinin(...)

Every now and then, when meeting an interviewee, one requires some identifying information to pick him or her out from the crowd. “I’ll be wearing a b(...)