Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh Inventor Inventor Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh has a warmth and an ability to parlay tech into plain English so that the rest of u(...)

 Emma Donohoe, who is nominated for a  Golden Globe  for best screenplay for Room, photographed at The Lighthouse cinema in Dublin on Thursday night.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The initial skirmishes have taken place. In September, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room won the Oscar-friendly People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festiv(...)

Dún Laoghaire: The contrast with the waterfront, transformed in the past few years, is stark, leading to the town being dubbed: Monaco at the front, Beirut at the back. Photograph: Eric Luke

Attempts to revive the declining fortunes of Dún Laoghaire’s town centre proposed by the Dún Laoghaire BID (Business Improvement District) company are(...)

Actor Jennifer Lawrence. File photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence has said that she’s had it with trying to be “adorable” when it comes to sexism in Hollywood and equal pay for w(...)

Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr was named the world’s top-earning actor on Tuesday by Forbes, taking first place on a list that featured leading men fr(...)

He may be small, but all eyes are on Ant-Man. The final film in “Phase 2”, according to Marvel Studio-speak, arrives at a moment when The Avengers:(...)

I’d be disappointed if Sigourney Weaver was any less of a presence. Dressed in classic black, towering over her publicists, with a chic bob, pearl (...)

David Fincher: “There’s way too much risk in offending people now”. Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty

David Fincher stops halfway into a biscuit. He looks deep in thought. “Enough bitching from me,” he says. “I’ve bitched so much. I’m embarrassed. R(...)

David Fincher: “There’s way too much risk in offending people now”. Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty

David Fincher stops halfway into a biscuit. He looks deep in thought. “Enough bitching from me,” he says. “I’ve bitched so much. I’m embarrassed. Righ(...)

According to Forbes, best-paid actor Robert Downey jnr earned $75 million last year while the top 25 hedge fund managers took home, on average, almost $1 billion each. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Half a century ago, a classic essay in the New Yorker titled Our Invisible Poor took on the then-prevalent myth that the United States was an affluent(...)