The Pip: small and fob-like, it fits between finger and thumb and measures stress

Normally things are pretty peaceful at the offices of Galvanic, the Dublin company which has invented the latest device to merge the worlds of smart t(...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman: sadly,  we will never see his Falstaff or his Captain Ahab. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

When an actor dies too young – let’s name no other names – we sometimes err on the side of hyperbolic adulation. Why not? It’s only polite. Nobody wan(...)

‘John Cunningham might touch on a major news event, or a daily irritant like Galway’s notorious traffic, or the attempts to bring world cinema to the city – when he and others became known as the “dirty film crowd”.’ Photograph: iStockphoto
Galway insights

‘Come up and see me some time”. That infamous Mae West invitation may sound somewhat apocryphal now, but there once was a Galway man who did ju(...)