Irish Times fashion shoot with Love Hate actors Aoibhinn McGinnity and Aaron Heffernan at the former John Players factory off the South Circular Road in Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Industrial and commercial buildings can look cold, sterile and not something you would associate with the perceived glamour of film and TV.There are, (...)

Knowing potboiler: Timothy Dalton and Eva Green in Penny Dreadful

On an unseasonably warm February evening I took a short cut through Henrietta Street in Dublin and found myself walking through the set of Penny Dread(...)

House guest: Marco Antonio di Biaggi, a flamboyant Brazilian celebrity hairdresser, who stays at the Copacabana Palace every weekend

Ever since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers flew down to Brazil and tap-danced in the Copacabana Palace, the Rio de Janeiro hotel has been a byword f(...)

Light brigade: Austin during SXSWi. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty

If you stop for a moment, say by the escalators in the cavernous convention centre in Austin, Texas, and try to take it all in, it makes no sense. (...)

James Hickey, Irish Film Board chief executive, who presented an overview of the film industry in Ireland this year and an outlook for 2014. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish film, television and animation industry is on course for a record year generating €168 million worth of activity, Irish Film Board has said.(...)

Ripper Street, shot in Dublin and starring Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, was one of the biggest revenue generators for the Irish film industry in 2013.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish film, television and animation industry is on course for a record year generating €168 million worth of activity.The figure is an 18 per cen(...)

The editor of the Cork Literary Review, Eugene O’Connell. Photograph Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The debate about the so-called death of print is an evolving story, as the popularity of ebook readers such as the Kindle and iPad changes people’s re(...)

Daniel Craig in Skyfall in 2012.

The next James Bond film could be shot in Ireland for the first time, its producer and writer have said. Both Barbara Broccoli, whose family have pro(...)