Trainer Philip Fenton (left) and solicitor Ken Molan arrive at Carrick-on-Suir District Court in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The fallout from Philip Fenton’s conviction for possession of anabolic steroids and other banned substances has dealt a further blow to Irish racing’s(...)

 Brendan Gleeson pictured in 2009. Photograph: Getty 1:44

Actor Brendan Gleeson has said director John Michael McDonagh was right to question the standards of Irish films. Speaking at the launch of The Walwor(...)

Dylan Moran and Brendan Gleeson in ‘Calvary’.

John Michael McDonagh, director of The Guard and Calvary, has launched an extraordinary attack on the Irish film industry. Speaking in a video intervi(...)

Peter Coonan playing David Drumm in TV3’s ‘The Guarantee’

In a world of coincidences, here’s a delicious one.Peter Coonan, the ‘Fran’ actor from Love/Hate, is playing former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive D(...)

If you’re looking for a Canadian variation on Bill Forsyth’s Local Hero starring Brendan Gleeson and somebody out of John Carter, then you need searc(...)

Patrick O’Reilly with his installation Thorn at his exhibition in The Shed at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Western Correspondent Giant inflatable crustaceans will cruise the streets of Galway today as the city kicks off its international arts festival, whic(...)

Jimmy McGovern: ‘The writers I admire write about things that matter.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

On the day I’m supposed to interview Jimmy McGovern, he has to postpone to attend the funeral of a man who lost a child in the Hillsborough disaster 2(...)

Even the staunchest joystick junkie might admit that the videogame has not had an entirely happy influence on contemporary cinema. Too many movie char(...)

Take a bow: John Boorman, whose new film, ‘Queen and Country’, may be his last. “Well, I certainly said it would be when I was making it. But one is tempted.” Photograph: Valery Hache/Getty Images

‘I was first at Cannes in 1970,” John Boorman reminisces. “Since then I have been back maybe 25 times. “I have had films in competition. I have had fi(...)

A scene from Ripper Street by the BBC, which was filmed in Dublin’s Clancy Barracks. photograph: jonathan hession mag tv

Accountants, stereotypically known for their penchant for grey suits and being in bed by 10pm, aren’t usually...well...box office.This accountant is, (...)