Nick Murphy, Roisin Ingle and Chris O’Dowd after recording the ‘Roisin Meets’ podcast.

When Chris O’Dowd was awarded the Freedom of Roscommon, he spoke proudly of the county as being its own place, not just a Dublin satellite. It may be(...)

Chris O’Dowd: toe-curling interview with Miriam O’Callaghan. Photograph: Getty Images

For a bona fide celebrity like Chris O’Dowd, embarrassing encounters with fans are presumably an inevitable byproduct of success: awkward as it surely(...)

Actor Chris O’Dowd pictured in King House, Boylet when he received The Freedom of Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Chris O’Dowd sounded amazed. Freeman of Roscommon? “I was not aware Roscommon had enslaved me”, he told the sea of familiar faces gathered in King Hou(...)

TDs and Senators are dunked by Trinity staff and students in Front Square in aid of motor neurone disease research. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Since my colleague Donald Clarke poured cold water over the ice bucket challenge (and, inexplicably, Christmas jumpers) on these pages last week, mor(...)

Actor Chris O’Dowd arrives for the American Theatre Wing’s 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, last night.

Irish actor Chris O’Dowd lost to Bryan Cranston for best actor as LBJ in All The Way at the 68th annual Tony Awards last night. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co(...)

Chris O’Dowd received the nomination for best performance by an actor in a leading role for his performance in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” opposite Hollywood star James Franco.

Irish actors Chris O’Dowd and Sarah Greene have been nominated for Tony Awards, Broadway’s answer to the Oscars. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co R(...)

John Michael McDonagh’s problematic follow-up to The Guard begins with an ingenious, arrest(...)

Dawn O’Porter in Dublin last weekend. Photograph: Cathal Burke/vipireland.com 3:30

When you’re married to the greatest love of your life and the only thing you would change about yourself is your “flat bum”, life is good. “How lov(...)

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(...)

Too modern: Gabriel Byrne, as Quirke, has too much floppy hair, and a hybrid Dublin-US accent that jars with everyone else’s

The best TV adaptations rip the beating heart from a novel and transplant it to a medium where the demands are so different that some character(...)