Pitch for disaster-themed TV show: When Actors Makes Directorial Debuts. Too often, the thespians concerned get out the Klaxons for My Big Issue- D(...)

Claire Ryan (right) and Patsy Wrafter of the Informal Florist. Photographs:  Richard Johnston

Get to a certain age in life, and even the best-loved Christmas traditions can sometimes begin to feel a little stale. Which is how – while searchi(...)

The latest film from Jason Reitman invites viewers to ask themselves some difficult and searching questions. Fans of earlier Reitman projects such (...)

Oscar and Arthur Kenevey, of Clarehall, Dublin, at the bandstand in St Stephens Green, Dublin for the People’s Climate Picnic today as world leaders including Taoiseach Enda Kenny prepare to meet in New York next week for a UN crisis summit on climate change. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 600 people attended the People’s Climate Picnic in St Stephen’s Green today. It was the main event held in Ireland to mark a global protest (...)

The Love Punch

The Love Punch is a kind of grey-pound comedy, which is a little insulting for st(...)

Oscar-winning actor 
Emma Thompson: told 
The Irish Times
 of her anger at “building companies throughout the world who routinely trample over local opinion”. 
Photograph: 
Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

West Hampstead Square, said its developer, Seán Mulryan’s Ballymore group, will be “a living, breathing space; a place for friends to meet” and(...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen. The film is   expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced. Photographs: PA Wire

The goats have been slaughtered. Their entrails have been spread about the place. And we can now make a fairly good stab at assessing who or what is g(...)

Hidden history: Emma Thompson  and Victoria Coren Mitchell in ‘The Secret Life of Mary Poppins’, which looks at a little-known episode in the life of PL Travers

A documentary on the complicated and colourful life of a quintessential English writer is probably the last place you’d expect to hear a story of a gr(...)

Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney

When Diane Disney Miller, who has died aged 79, was born, the Los Angeles Times announced: “Mickey Mouse has a daughter.” It was a testament to the fa(...)