From Offaly and Clare to Disney and CNN:  Una Fox, Samantha Barry, Margaret Molloy, Leda Connaughton-Deeny, Hylda Queally, Anne Morrison and Blathnaid Healy

Anne Morrison Chair of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Morrison was appointed chair of the British Academy of Film and Television A(...)

The Waking the Feminists symposium at  Fordham University

The Waking the Feminists movement has spread its campaign to New York, with two events in the city this week. On Sunday, a symposium on the protest(...)

Comedian Chris Rock opened the 88th Academy Awards with a monologue that poked fun at the diversity controversy which has marred this year’s ceremony.  Photograph: Mark Suban/EPA

Comedian Chris Rock opened the 88th Academy Awards with a monologue that poked fun at the diversity controversy which has marred this year’s ceremony(...)

Former member of Abba Agnetha Faltskog (c) attends the opening of Mamma Mia! The Party in Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

The four former members of Swedish band Abba reunited - albeit very briefly - for the opening of a new restaurant-entertainment venture in Stockholm. (...)

As well as currently working on an animated short film, Genieve Figgis   has an exhibition opening in Los Angeles over Oscar weekend.

Caoimhe Kilfeather Artist One of a generation of sculptors from Ireland steadily gathering international acclaim, Caoimhe Kilfeather had a busy 2015(...)

Almost 600 members of the Irish theatre community gathered at the Abbey Theatre on Thursday afternoon to lobby for equality for women working in the a(...)

Actor Jennifer Lawrence. File photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence has said that she’s had it with trying to be “adorable” when it comes to sexism in Hollywood and equal pay for w(...)

Actress Meryl Streep at the premiére of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa at the Savoy cinema in Dublin in September 1998. She played Kate Murphy in the screen adaptation of Friel’s play. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Meryl Streep has paid tribute to the playwright Brian Friel describing him as a “tender dramatist, an insightful humanist and a lovely man”. Streep st(...)

Leslee Udwin, director of the documentary India’s Daughter, pictured during a press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Irate over the release of a British-made documentary film on a 2012 gang rape in Delhi, India’s home minister, Rajnath Singh, told Parliament on Wedne(...)

Musicians Common and John Legend address the audience after accepting the Oscar for Best Original Song “Glory”. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

“Tonight we honour Hollywood’s best and whitest – sorry brightest” – Host Neil Patrick HarrisRacial representation proved a particularly contentious i(...)