Actress Doris Roberts won four Emmy awards for her portrayal of Marie Barone in CBS’s Everybody Loves Raymond. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/File photo/Reuters

Irish actor Pierce Brosnan was among those to pay tribute to Doris Roberts, best known for playing the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on TV (...)

Actor Cillian Murphy is among the clients of the Lisa Richards agency.

An Irish talent agency that represents many of the country’s leading entertainers, writers and directors, recorded profits of just €41,984 last year, (...)

Chiwetel Ejiofor was nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in 12 Years a Slave. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

The great Chiwetel Ejiofor is contemplating the inevitable business of allowing corners of your private life to become public. He doesn’t much like t(...)

Former Ireland soccer manager Jack Charlton: ate at Moran’s as did  Seamus Heaney who wrote about “laying down a perfect memory” in the “cool of thatch and crockery” in his poem Oysters. Photograph: Peter Thursfield / The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Charles J Haughey, former Irish football manager Jack Charlton, actors Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan, British MP Clement Freud all h(...)

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(...)