Jonathan Rhys Meyers and CEO of Barretstown Dee Ahearn at the Barretstown Gala Ball. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Gordon D’Arcy and Glen Hansard were among 950 guests at what’s been called the biggest charity event of the year, the Barretstow(...)

Glen Hansard who appeared in court today charged with speeding.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Oscar winning singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has been fined €150 after he was caught speeding in Dublin.Hansard (44) of long-running Dublin band The F(...)

Making things happen: John Carney. Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Take heed of the American press and you could be forgiven for believing that John Carney ceased to exist for most of the last decade. Can it really be(...)

Zrinka Cvitesic, winner of the best actress in a musical award for ‘Once’ poses in the press room at the Laurence Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera Housein London. Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images

The West End adaptation of the film Once took two awards at the prestigious Laurence Olivier award ceremony in London last night. Dublin(...)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh bid farewell to President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the end of their official visit at Windsor Castle this morning. Photograph: Getty 1:47

The Queen bid farewell to President Michael D Higgins this morning, drawing to a close a historic four-day state visit to the UK. The p(...)

Bell X1 performing on stage in Derry last night. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Outside on Great James Street in Derry, the rain is lashing. Inside The Glassworks venue last night Foy Vance is pouring his heart out with equivalent(...)

Traditions die hard in Ireland and Christmas ones die harder. Among the more enduring family traditions we have are the Special Biscuits, the ones tha(...)

When a trio of young American directors set out to make a documentary on The Swell Season – the duo comprising Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová – they(...)

Jake Clemons is coming back to town. Over the summer, you may have seen him onstage playing saxophone with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band d(...)

Diaz think we’d go see The Counsellor just cos  big stars like Cameron are in it? You betcha.

Linguists tell us that English has acquired a new preposition.Because internet. So cinemagoers had best huddle together in expectation of many, many s(...)