Upcoming film The Foreigner sees Jackie Chan take revenge on Irish terrorists who are responsible for the death of his daughter. Pierce Brosnan plays(...)

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. (...)

Saoirse Ronan onstage at the 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards. Some commenters on social media have decided they don’t like her ‘Dub’ accent. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

What sort of accent do you have? Is it exactly the same as the accent you had when you were a teenager? Does it vary, depending on where you are and t(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton displays awesome power and artistry when she executes a flawless dive from a small kayak into raging floodwater in Kilkenny before rapidly scrambling to dry land. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

January The new year begins on a promising note when two sporting unknowns burst on to the scene and are immediately hailed as strong medal prospect(...)

Michael D Higgins and Joe Jackson: In the interview, Mr Higgins highlighted his belief that culture can be a site of ideological struggle and that art can be used in a hegemonic sense.

These days Michael D Higgins is restricted by the Constitution and presidential propriety in terms of what he can say in public. In 1993, however, h(...)

Topics you voted on ranged from the legalisation of marijuana to your favourite James Bond, as well as the link between red meat and cancer, the Web Summit and the decriminalisation of abortion.

Over the course of the year tens of thousands of Irish Times readers have voted in polls on our leading stories, with some of the results proving to b(...)

 Guests walk the red carpet as they attend the world premiere of the new James Bond film ‘Spectre’ at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday.  The link between brands and Bond is deep and long-standing. (Photograph: ANDY RAIN/EPA)

Bond films are some of the most heavily branded in movie history, with companies paying millions to get their products on screen alongside the world’(...)

Daniel Craig (James Bond). SPECTRE is released in the UK and Ireland on 26 October. The film will be released in the US on 6 November.

Since it was announced that Léa Seydoux was to play a character named Madeleine Swann in the 24th Bond film something has been nagging at this writ(...)

Actor Pierce Brosnan, who was stopped by airport security as he tried to board a plane with a knife. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan was stopped by US airport security as he tried to board a plane with a knife, it has emerged. The 62-year-old w(...)

Donkey work: Ok, so this image is a bit funny, but what about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child?

So how do I go about awarding the square root of negative one as a star rating? Is it just “i”? Or is there a special graphic? Perhaps there ought (...)