Iseult Ní Chuláin and Ruadhán Ó Culáin,  great-great-great grandchildren of James Connolly. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Actor Alan Rickman was better as Snape, a wizard in Harry Potter, than he was as Éamon de Valera in Michael Collins, according to the children in a Ga(...)

Actor Devon Murray (Right) from Celbridge, Co Kildare, pictured arriving at the Four Courts on Friday with his parents. Photograph: Courts Collins

An actor who played the role of an Irish student in the Harry Potter film series must pay €260,000 in commission fees due to his former agent, the Hig(...)

 Actor Devon Murray, from Co Kildare,  arriving at the Four Courts in Dublin on Wednesday,  April 6th, 2016, for a High Court action.  Photograph: Courts Collins

An actor who was a child when working in the Harry Potter film series has told the High Court an agent’s agreement signed by his parents was “forced o(...)

Devon Murray:  played Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter films. Photograph: Getty Images

An actor who played the role of an Irish student in the Harry Potter film series is being sued by his former agent for €286,000 in commission fees. D(...)

When Tumblr recently removed the ability to reply to posts – while adding an instant messaging feature – its user base was in revolt

Tumblr is one of those internet rabbit holes where you can quite literally tumble for hours from link to bizarro link. It’s the birthplace of most me(...)

Dr Michael Keane preparing to test Sarah Monaghan in the DCU Healthy Living Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Zara Lynch was “always very headstrong”. Her mother, Michelle, says she was the child who would blurt out answers in class without being asked, would(...)

From left, at the launch of the Bookmarks exhibition in Trinity’s Long Room were Erik Paul and Clayton Fagan of Drimnagh Castle; Sarah-Ann Mitchell and Caithlain Hanlon of Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack; Ryan Loehmann and Finn Wallace of Scoil Eoin, Kilbarrack. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SharpPix

Finn Wallace has just done what many people talk about but never get around to doing: he has finished writing his first book. The Adventures of Jac(...)

Stephen Fry’s latest evacuation from Twitter followed a torrent of angry tweets directed at him

Last week, somebody on Twitter called me a See-U-Next-Tuesday because I didn’t like a superhero film he admired (http://goo.gl/x6ta7W). Now, I guess t(...)

I put a spell on you: For the first Harry Potter Book Night last February, there were 10,500 parties and celebrations held all over the world.  Illustration: Jonny Duddle

Expecto Patronum has been voted the favourite Harry Potter spell after the first official global search by JK Rowling’s publisher, Bloomsbury Childre(...)

Iris Murdoch and her husband, John Bayley, Warton Professor of English at Oxford. While her imbroglios outside marriage have long been known about, these letters lay bare Murdoch’s almost desperate desires – and not only for men. Bayley remained a rock, however; and she always came home

“I should tell you that I have parted company with my virginity,” wrote 23-year-old Iris Murdoch to the soldier Frank Thompson in January 1943. She ha(...)