A handout photo issued by the BFI National Archive of a still from the film Sleigh Bells featuring Disney’s first animated character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Photograph: PA  0:25

A long-lost Walt Disney film featuring his first ever animated character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, has been discovered buried away in the national arc(...)

A general view of Dismaland, a collection of satirical art and sculpture by the graffiti artist Banksy, which is to go on show in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.Photograph:  Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire 2:03

A family theme park which is proudly being billed by graffiti artist Banksy as not suitable for small children is to open for business. Residents nea(...)

Manager Tom Cribbin believes his own selection errors were the main cause of Westmeath’s league relegation. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Out in the wastelands, Leinster football is a penny-pincher’s racket. If you’re not the Dubs, you can’t afford to only measure wins on the scoreboa(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Disney’s Luxembourg offices are set up in a way that could allow the entertainment giant to move profit away from countries with high corporate taxes like France and Germany.

A Luxembourg structure set up by The Walt Disney Co is laid out in a 34-step advance tax agreement proposed in October 2009 by Ernst & Young to th(...)

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Image of the week: Sign of the times There’s a new addition to our occasional series of updates from the world of robotics. Meet Ms Aiko Chihir(...)

Zooey Deschanel in New Girl: the tipping point in twee’s recent starry rise?

What do Belle & Sebastian, Lena Dunham, Peanuts the cartoon, Portlandia, artisan pickles, food trucks, crocheted owls on Etsy, ukuleles, kitten(...)

Harry McGee: ‘The latest quarterly report published today follows the patter of mixing substantial innovation with Mickey Mouse targets that amount to no more than box-ticking exercises.’ Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A little bit like the painted-over Victorian postboxes reminding Free Staters of their colonial past, there are still a few remnants out there of the (...)

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, a key figure in Germany’s triumph,  with  the World Cup trophy after last Sunday’s victory in Rio. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

As the World Cup begins, Joachim Löw is the longest-serving manager in the tournament, but he’s still pondering a question that probably should hav(...)

 Jerome Boateng and Per Mertesacker  celebrate their team’s second goal in extra time during the  World Cup. Photograph:   Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Per Mertesacker has hit out at critics bemoaning Germany’s performance in their win over Algeria and believes qualifying for the World Cup quarter-fi(...)