US actor Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Heard was charged with illegally importing the pets and one count of producing a false document.    Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP

Film star Johnny Depp’s wife, actor Amber Heard, has been charged with illegally bringing the couple’s Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo into Australi(...)

Australia’s treasurer Joe Hockey said fuel excise would not affect the poor because they “don’t have cars or actually drive very far”. Photograph: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

Australia’s capital Canberra has had its first snow of the year, the city is waking up to sub-zero temperatures and parliament is in its last sitting (...)

A  file picture dated August 7th, 2013 of Sir Christopher Lee. Photograph: Urs Flueeler/ EPA 2:05

British actor Christopher Lee, who devoted his long acting career to portraying villains including Dracula in horror classics and later appeared in th(...)

Johnny Depp faces a formal interview with government officers into how the Yorkshire terriers were allegedly smuggled in, a spokesman for minister Barnaby Joyce has said. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA 1:14

Actor Johnny Depp is flying his dogs home from Australia on Friday, a day after the agricultural minister warned him to send the pair back to the Unit(...)

Vehicle seen leaving actor Johnny Depp’s rented residence in Coomera on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA 0:47

Johnny Depp’s two dogs are set to be euthanised at 10am Saturday (1am Irish time) unless they are removed from Australia. The actor illegally brought (...)

The Dawson at 35-36 Dawson Street:  Morrissey’s and Savills are guiding €15 million for the hotel, restaurant and bar which are to be sold on the instructions of Declan McDonald of PwC who was appointed receiver by AIB.

A rare opportunity to relaunch a stylish boutique hotel, restaurant and bar in one of Dublin’s best business and recreational locations will arise ne(...)

Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
Backstage at the Oscars

On February 22nd the Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood. Everyone knows it’s the biggest night in the cinema calendar, but m(...)

What were your cultural highlights of 2014? I very much enjoyed Mark O’Rowe’s Our Few and Evil Days at the Abbey Theatre, not least because it(...)

The paintings (and subsequent merchandise) were sold under the name Walter Keane, but were, in fact, produced by his wife, Margaret. This swin(...)

Wear it out

This week we got a chance to shoot Aoife Walsh, Miss Ireland 2013. Less is definitely more for Walsh’s weekend look, which is feminine and elegant (...)