Anne Clarke on the set of Once the Musical in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions is the recipient of this year’s Special Tribute Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015. The presenta(...)

“Nearly 20 years ago, I went to the Project Arts Centre in Dublin to see a play called Ladies and Gentlemen by Emma Donoghue, who now has an Oscar nomination for adapting her superb novel, Room. The play wasn’t all that good.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Put the word Oscar into a word-association test and most of our political leaders won’t say “Wilde”, they’ll say “nomination”. Last week, when the Osc(...)

The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

Ita Beecher and Brenda Prendeville in Moby Dick’s bar in Youghal, Co Cork, reminiscing about their experience of being extras during the 1954 filming of ‘Moby Dick’. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision.

It was the summer Elvis Presley made his radio debut singing That’s All Right. But across the Atlantic in Youghal, east Cork, it was another American,(...)

Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn: There is no significant British investment in Ronan’s frame. The BBC has not financed Michael Fassbender’s left leg

Relations have not always been sweet between the two largest islands in our archipelago. After a millennium of atrocity, outrage, and misunderstanding(...)

In February, we asked Irish people around the world to write a ‘love letter’ to their favourite Irish pub overseas. Over the course of the month, more than 1,500 people in 41 countries wrote to us.

An Irish Times search for the world’s best Irish pub (outside Ireland) has named its top 10. They are: the Auld Shillelagh, London, UK; Bubbles O’L(...)

Tomm Moore, who is in Los Angeles for this weekend’s Oscar ceremony, said his greatest ambition for his nominated film The Song of the Sea is that Irish people will go and see it.  Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore has said Irish people have a “post-colonial” attitude to going to the cinema to see Irish films. Moore, who is in (...)

Ruairi Mulkere: The Auld Shillelagh in Stoke Newington is ‘a place we can walk in and sit down and content ourselves in friendly familiar surroundings with a distinctly Irish feel that doesn’t try to be anything, yet gets it all so right’. Photograph: Google Street View

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entries(...)

Belcamp College, part of Belcamp House, showing signs of the disrepair into which the property on the Malahide Road, Dublin, has fallen.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Belcamp House is a late 18th century Georgian County House on an elevated site in north Dublin. It was originally built for Sir Edward Newenham, a (...)

As a country we have a reputation for being almost professionally nonchalant when it comes to celebrities and it’s mostly deserved. Last week I wat(...)