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 (...)

The Love Punch

The Love Punch is a kind of grey-pound comedy, which is a little insulting for st(...)

Oscar winner: Wilde is ranked World’s No 1 Irishman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Who is the most famous Irish person who has ever lived? Or the most famous Irish person alive? We’ll come to an answer in a few paragraphs, bec(...)

There is something cheesy-US-romcom-in-waiting about the case, worthy of a sequel to Leap Year, above

Forget shooting pigeons for food and endless reports on ghost estates: let’s just hope the American media doesn’t cop on to the most Irish news story (...)

Pierce Brosnan ad for Sky Ireland

Just because George Clooney does it (for Nespresso), doesn’t make it right. Celebrity-fronted ads just seem that little bit more tragic ever since (...)

“Nicer than the Terminator”: Nelson Mandela with Melanie Verwoerd (right) and Mary Davis in Dublin for the Special Olympics. Photograph courtesy of Robbie Fry
Mandela, Ireland and me
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  • December 7, 2013, 01:00

There is an incredible depth of sadness in South Africa. Over the past three months South Africans have been preparing themselves for the inevitable. (...)

For all the supposed magic on screen, the greatest miracle associated with Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is the fact that it exists at all. Over the (...)