Russell Crowe attends a press conference for new film The Water Diviner at Claridges, London last week.  Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire 2:37

Russell Crowe’s new film The Water Diviner has been praised by the Australian embassy for its even handed portrayal of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaig(...)

Actor Orla Brady meets fans at the screening of “The Price of Desire” which opened the 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival kicked off with the world premiere of Mary McGuckian’s The Price of Desire at the Savoy Cinema on(...)

Jack Reynor (Glassland, What Richard Did) at the launch of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festrival. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unstoppable Irish actor Jack Reynor was among the guests who joined Gráinne Humphreys, director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, to(...)

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins in the eponymous movie.  Photograph: Kobal

Dame Julie Andrews, one of cinema’s most durable stars, is to attend two special events at next month’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JD(...)

Ireland Wolfhounds’ Keith Earls is tackled by England Saxons’ Sam Burgess during the match at Musgrave Park in Cork. Photograph: Getty Images

It seems when rather than if he will make it to Stuart Lancaster’s England side. Players have come from league before Sam Burgess but few with the com(...)

Ann Sullivan: ‘an almost instinctive artistic flair’. Photograph: Press 22

To those who passed by her charming but inconspicuous antique and collectibles shop on Nicholas Street, Limerick, Ann Sullivan, who has died aged 76, (...)

 A section of the large crowd this week at the ploughing championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The papal nuncio is a fan. Russell Crowe knows all about it. National Geographic lists it as one of Ireland’s top 10 must-see events. In a country whe(...)

 Griff and Garreth Jones from Wales at the Classic section at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke 2:39

If you feel like chewing on some crickets, blinging up your wellies or indulging in a spot of pole climbing then there is only one place to be this we(...)

Reflector: Guy Pearce. “Between 2001 and 2002, I questioned everything. I wanted to be left alone. I had to strip everything away, come back and say: Is this valid? Am I any good at this? It took a while to say yes to those things”

It is quite a trick to gain the status of suave leading man – or woman for that matter – while still getting to play fleshy humans with nuanced person(...)

Host Graham Norton during filming of the Graham Norton Show, at the London Studios, central London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Chat-show host and comedian, Graham Norton remains Ireland’s best paid broadcaster earning €2.83 million in fees last year.The popular BBC presenter i(...)