Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931)

Even the doziest domestic observer will have noticed that Irish cinema is passing through an unprecedented period of fecundity. Others are blowing ou(...)

“Alas, my knock on the door of No 15 went unheard, except apparently by a giant papier maché head of Joyce that leered at me from a ground-floor window”

Rain was general all over Ireland on Wednesday night. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly up(...)

Danny Huston in chamber thriller ‘Pressure’, which is being screened as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

It beggars belief that Danny Huston didn’t properly commit to acting until he was in his late 30s. It’s not just that he comes from one of Hollywoo(...)

Galway developer Luke Comer has purchased Courtown Demesne, a classic Georgian mansion on 400 acres of prime development land in Kildare for a sum (...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Kitty Joyce, who has died aged 84, was the owner of Cleo, one of the oldest surviving family-run shops in Dublin, famous for its earthy Irish knitwear(...)

For more years than many of them could remember, Rita Moynihan, who has died aged 83, plied her customers with her unique Long Valley light refreshmen(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

Once upon a time, one of the greatest film-makers of all time took on the challenge of adapting one of the greatest novels of all time for the big (...)

Kevin O’Connor, who has died aged 84, and who was known to the worlds of stage, screen and television by his stage name of Conor Evans, was an Irish a(...)