Judge Sarah Netburn listens to defence attorney Sabrina Shroff as Yevgeny “Zhenya” Buryakov sits in court in New York on Monday.  Photograph: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

The cover of alleged Russian spies in New York was blown by bugged conversations about their frustration over how mundane their double lives were and(...)

Musician Damien Rice and composer David Arnold

Damien Rice is an Irish singer-songwriter whose first album, ‘O’, released by himself in 2002, became a major success in Ireland, the UK and US. Hi(...)

Fairy Magic, the 3D app hit released by Belfast-based InLifeSize.

Could a virtual Queen of England and a trusty, over-confident space-hopping soldier be among the rising stars of the local economy in 2015? Bel(...)

 Sony studios in Culver City, California: The studio’s reputation has suffered considerable damage in the wake of leaked emails that have proved extremely damaging. Photographer: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

Hollywood giant Sony Pictures Entertainment has gone on the offensive for the first time in the hacked-and-leaked emails scandal, warning US media aga(...)

 British actor Daniel Graig poses during a photocall on the new James Bond movie ‘Spectre’.  An early version of the screenplay was stolen  in a cyberattack. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Early villains have emerged in the next James Bond film ‘Spectre’ as hackers stole a version of the screenplay in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures.Produ(...)

Brendan Gleeson: beat Oscar contenders Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall to the prize of best actor at the British Independent Film Awards. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott, Irish performers of different generations, have taken the two male acting prizes at the Moët British Independent Fil(...)

Irish actor Andrew Scott  will play the character of Denbigh - a Whitehall boss - in the new James Bond film, Spectre. He won’t be playing a villain, as many had initially expected.  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA 2:30

Irish actor Andrew Scott is to star in the new James Bond film, Spectre. Details of Spectre were announced on Thursday at Pinewood Studios, outside Lo(...)

The new Aston Martin DB10: it’s the continuation of a 50-year association between Bond and Aston on screen

Aston Martin has taken the covers off of its new model, called the DB10. Those assuming that, as one number follows another, this is the replacement f(...)

Detail from Martin Gale’s  painting, ‘Inside Turlough Hill 2014’, one of a series of works commissioned by the ESB

There’s a curve in the road as you drive towards Dublin from Ballymore Eustace, the Co Kildare village where Martin Gale, one of Ireland’s leading (...)

Ben Bradlee: the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post who famously steered its coverage of Watergate. Photograph: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has paid tribute to his friend Ben Bradlee the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post who famously steered its covera(...)