Garry Hynes and Martha O’Neill after their civil partnership ceremony  in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes and film producer Martha O’Neill have become civil partners at a private function in Galway. Druid’s Mick (...)

A still from SLR by Stephen Fingleton: the story of a pornographer who becomes obsessed with a mysterious, anonymous photographer

Two Northern Irish films have made it onto the long list for best live-action short at the Academy Awards. Ten films appear on the list, from which fi(...)

Dylan Moran and Brendan Gleeson in ‘Calvary’.

John Michael McDonagh, director of The Guard and Calvary, has launched an extraordinary attack on the Irish film industry. Speaking in a video intervi(...)

Patrick O’Reilly with his installation Thorn at his exhibition in The Shed at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Western Correspondent Giant inflatable crustaceans will cruise the streets of Galway today as the city kicks off its international arts festival, whic(...)

Actor Chris O’Dowd arrives for the American Theatre Wing’s 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, last night.

Irish actor Chris O’Dowd lost to Bryan Cranston for best actor as LBJ in All The Way at the 68th annual Tony Awards last night. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co(...)

Chris O’Dowd received the nomination for best performance by an actor in a leading role for his performance in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” opposite Hollywood star James Franco.

Irish actors Chris O’Dowd and Sarah Greene have been nominated for Tony Awards, Broadway’s answer to the Oscars. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co R(...)

Asterisked: Writer and playright Mark Ravenhill on the set of ‘Shopping and Fucking’ in  1997. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

People tend to get Mark Ravenhill all wrong. Since he first burst on to the scene in 1996, with a play whose title alone was enough to earn him(...)

Former minister for justice Dermot Ahern: Says he was not briefed on McCabe claims. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former minister for justice Dermot Ahern has said he was never briefed during his time in office on any of the allegati(...)

Julian Lennon. Paul Dalglish. Cameron Douglas. It’s never easy following in your father’s footsteps when dad happens to be really, really good at his (...)

Eileen Brennan as Capt Doreen Lewis in a scene from ‘Private Benjamin’. Photograph: AP Photo/Warner Brothers

Eileen Brennan, who has died aged 80, had been a stage actor since the late 1950s, but it was as a largely comic presence in US cinema of the 1970s an(...)