Saoirse Ronan: “It’s like when black and white people couldn’t marry, Protestants and Catholics couldn’t marry for a long time, and you think of it as being so ridiculous now...”

Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan believes Ireland will be viewed as “backwards” if next week’s same-sex marriage referendum doesn’t pass.Speaking(...)

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Dakota Fanning, Taylor Momsen, Saoirse Ronan. All of these celebrities are(...)

Dancer Dearbhla Lennon with young dancers, Eve and Erin Kirby from Dun Laoghaire outside the Hugh Lane Gallery on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

From the university boat race to the Kilkenny TradFest, the greening of Dublin and an Irish Whiskey Festival, there is plenty to see and do across (...)

Jack Reynor winner of the Best Actor Award at the Sundance Film Festival for the film Grassland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

An encouraging week for Irish cinema at the Sundance Film Festival ended, early on Sunday morning, with Jack Reynor winning the acting prize in the W(...)

Irish actor Jack Reynor has won the special jury prize for acting at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for his role in Glasslands.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jack Reynor, Irish star of Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, has won the special jury prize for acting at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, U(...)

Saoirse Ronan stars as the young protagonist in John Crowley’s “Brooklyn”, an adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s popular novel about a woman torn between rural Ireland and a New York borough.

John Crowley’s Brooklyn, an adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s popular novel concerning a woman torn between rural Ireland and the titular New York borough, (...)

At the Irish Film Board  announcement of its schedule and priorities for 2015 were (from left) actor Sarah Greene, actor Tara Lee, James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board, and actor and screenwriter Amy Huberman. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A tale of love and music in the Dublin inner-city of the 1980s, a literary adaptation about 1950s emigration from rural Ireland, and the contemporary(...)

Alicia Vikander: ‘I can read 30 or 40 scripts, and to find one character-driven complex part is difficult.’ Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

It is an exciting time to be Alicia Vikander. Poised on the cusp of fame, fortune and everything they entail, the Swedish actor has an impressive e(...)

Leading lady Erin Galway-Kendrick on location at Rockport School in Holywood

It’s a brilliantly sunny, bitingly cold day in the glens of Antrim. Beside the little marina at Glenarm, frost is still lying on the spire of the pari(...)

Jeremy Irons and Colin Farrell at the Iftas  in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The RTÉ broadcast of the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (Iftas) on Saturday is one to file away under “I” for irony: the award c(...)