The  debate between Northern Ireland’s five main parties – UUP’s Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, DUP’s Arlene Foster, Alliance Party’s David Ford and the SDLP’s Colum Eastwood. (UTV presenter Marc Mallett is facing away from the camera). Photograph: Arthur Allison

The first leaders’ debate in the Northern Assembly Assembly election campaign took place in the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday night, with no high drama b(...)

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Will Arnett and Ruth Kearney in Netflix’s ‘Flaked’: the show will arrive on the streaming service on March 11th

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L-R: Jordanne Jones, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Charlie Kelly, Stephen Fingelton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ferdia Walsh-Peelo Actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo was always likely to become famous. Born and raised in Co Wicklow, the good-looking, sleek 16-year-old ha(...)

Former Milk Tray Man James Coombes: chatty but confectionery-free. Photograph: Cadbury/PA Wire

Cadbury is searching for a new Milk Tray Man to dress in black and make unsolicited visits to the homes of single women, leaving behind a box of choco(...)

 Actor Jamie Dornan, who played Christian Gray in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. A copy of the new Fifty Shades novel has been stolen ahead of its release date. File photograph: Stefanie Loos/Reuters

EL James’s publisher has said that it will not rush to release her latest novel despite fears pirated versions could appear after a copy of her new sa(...)

In the online survey to find the “The World’s Sexiest Nationalities”, Irish men, naturally, came top of the list.

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Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

‘I have a beard because I think I look better with it than without,’ says Kerry musician Ross Brassil, who sports impressively long red bristles that are 18 months in the making. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

"Hipster” used to be a term for a specific social group; men and women in their teens and twenties, obsessive trend-watchers with an appetite for c(...)

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who star in Fifty Shades Of Grey. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Fifty Shades of Grey had a lucrative opening weekend in Irish cinemas, taking in more than €1.3 million, according to the studio behind the film. Uni(...)