Uncanny: Sinéad Cusack, Charlie Murphy and Ciarán Hinds in Our Few and Evil Days

There is a line in Mark O’Rowe’s new play, Our Few and Evil Days, at the Abbey Theatre, that is so obedient to the rhythm of reported speech, and n(...)

Flint-hard: Claire Danes in Homeland

Few jobs are so interesting that a camera crew can knock two hours of relatively consecutive, engaging television out of them. Even actors describe(...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor who plays Nidge in Love/Hate is seen in the first episode of the fifth series of which was broadcast tonight.

So just to recap on where the last series of RTÉ’s flagship TV drama, Love/Hate, left off: we saw gang boss Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) going mental in(...)

Our Few and Evil Days: “You listen to the painstaking dialogue, though, like a surveillance team hoping to catch someone in confession”

Our Few and Evil Days Abbey Theatre, Dublin ****It isn’t remarkable that Mark O’Rowe, a master of sensational monologues, should return to dialogue fo(...)

We’re used to thinking about Sam Reid as a very English gentleman or a very upright officer. In fact the actor grew up on a cattle ranch in rural New South Wales.  Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Sam Reid is having a moment. No. Scratch that. Sam Reid is having a year’s worth of moments. So far in 2014, movie hounds have had reason to gasp over(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge in a scene from series 4 of  Love/Hate.

Love/Hate fans’ wait is almost over as season five of the award-winning television series kicks off this Sunday night on RTÉ One at 9.30pm.RTÉ have al(...)

Song and dance man: Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper in Mad Men

Mad Men (Sky Atlantic, Wednesday) has split its seventh, final season in two, so this week’s satisfyingly complete, unexpectedly sentimental and poign(...)

All eight seats in the Bagenalstown area were filled early yesterday morning when the count finished shortly after 4am. File photograph: Reuters

Jim Deane, a first time candidate in the Carlow local elections, has secured an historic third seat for Sinn Féin. Deane was elected on the twelfth co(...)

Full list of candidates Significant boundary revisions and a reduced number of seats mean there are few certainties for candidates seeking elec(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)