Actor Cillian Murphy is among the clients of the Lisa Richards agency.

An Irish talent agency that represents many of the country’s leading entertainers, writers and directors, recorded profits of just €41,984 last year, (...)

Shakespeare’s plays as originally pronounced sounded not only Irish, but positively Oirish in parts

You may recall a skirmish in these pages recently on the subject of how James Joyce and Sean O’Casey spoke, specifically whether their accents sounded(...)

Broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan, 67 and his wife Helen, now Lady Wogan, after the radio and television presenter collected his knighthood.

Prime minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn led tributes in Britain to Terry Wogan, reflecting on the extraordinary position the bro(...)

Economist and broadcaster David McWilliams at the forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Attracting Irish emigrants back to Ireland will be key to sustaining our economic recovery, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Opening the fou(...)

‘There is something about what we are which incarnates unconditional worth.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Talking of metaphysics brings to mind the Dara Ó Briain line about herbal medicine: “We tested it all, and the stuff that worked became ‘medicine’.” M(...)

William Dunne of TCD Hist at the 2015 Irish Times Debate final in Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Back before TV sets were in every household and before every occasion was marked with a group selfie, third-level students turned out in their hund(...)

Mesmerising: Gemma Chan as Anita, with Pixie Davies as Sophie, in Humans

Tired of being left to do all the heavy domestic lifting for the three kids while his wife is off pursuing her career, Joe has a brainwave: he buys a (...)

A run of ‘Riverdance’ performances opens the ‘Live at the Marquee’ series. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The local economy in Cork city is set to receive a cash boost of in the region of €30 million as thousands attend the “Live at the Marquee” series of (...)

Photogenic: Heida Reed as Elizabeth and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the BBC’s gorgeous new version

What I like most about Poldark (BBC One, Sunday) is that you don’t have to think too hard. There are the good guys – Ross Poldark, his poor but loyal (...)

Ellie Goulding and Beck have been added to the line up of this year’s Live in the Marquee

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has called for a relaxation of Ireland’s planning laws to allow a series of major concerts to take place each year at sta(...)