Harrison Ford: Foodles Production is to be prosecuted over an incident in which the actor was injured during the filming  of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A film production company is to be prosecuted over an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The(...)

Carrie Fisher: her portrayal of Princess Leia reflects a victory over her struggles in real life. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Sitting in the back row of a packed, expectant and good-natured cinema for Star Wars: the Force Awakens, I was struck by the number of contemporaries(...)

“What do you mean, you don’t know who Boba Fett is?!” Above, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. Photograph: Terry O’Neill/Getty Images

A confession: I have never seen a Star Wars film. I sat through none of the original trilogy, nor any of the more recent crop either. I have stumbl(...)

Star Wars drones C-3PO and R2-DT attend the opening of the European premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in central London on December 16th, 2015. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Star Wars fans were treated to an early surprise on Tuesday ahead of the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when the cast of the movie teamed u(...)

A familiar, bashed-up spaceship flees a planet far, far away

Variations on a signature shot appear about half-a-dozen times in JJ Abrams’s absurdly hyped addition to the Star Wars cycle. The camera pauses for s(...)

Filmmaker George Lucas attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, in Hollywood on Monday. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty

An army of Stormtroopers plus C-3PO and R2D2 were among the early arrivals at the world premiere of the highly-anticipated new Star Wars movie in Los (...)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) with Stormtroopers. Photograph: David James/ Lucasfilm 2015

Calm down. Calm down. We still have just over a month to wait until Star Wars: The Force Awakens strikes domestic cinemas. Despite the disappointment(...)

November 7th marks 25 years since Mary Robinson was elected the first female president

Each week on the podcast, the presenter Irish Times journalist Kathy Sheridan asks listeners a question and this week in Mary Robinson provided the(...)

1 Bill Murray does not think Bruce Willis is a “jackass”. In a surprise appearance, Bill Murray opens the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. T(...)

The new Star Wars film is to be called The Force Awakens. Above, production crew on Skellig Michael where part of the film, directed by JJ Abrams, was shot. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

The new Star Wars film is to be called The Force Awakens, Walt Disney Pictures announced today.The movie had previously only been known as Episode VII(...)