Film critics don’t really savour being estranged from public opinion. We think it would be absolutely lovely if every film that received five stars we(...)

Even the staunchest joystick junkie might admit that the videogame has not had an entirely happy influence on contemporary cinema. Too many movie char(...)

Bin Ennakhil, Marrakech, Morocco €55m This palace is the result of a dream by two builders enamoured with the Alhambra in Grenada. While b(...)

St Columba’s Church, Swords

Why is it of interest? St Columba’s Church is an interesting example of early 19th-century Georgian churches. It was designed by Francis Johnson in t(...)

The Omniplex Group, Ireland’s largest cinema chain, owned by the Anderson family, is extending The Swan in Rathmines  by 2,043sq m (22,000sq ft) in order to double its capacity to eight screens and 1,600 seats

One of the country’s largest cinema screens is to be installed at The Swan in Rathmines as part of a €5 million upgrading, expansion and rebran(...)

Esteemed trade publication Press Gazette has a way of highlighting available media positions that makes it sound like the writing of its list was p(...)

Kathryn Stockett author of ‘The Help’

American novel The Help was the most borrowed adult fiction book in Irish libraries last year, according to figures from the Local Government Manageme(...)

Is the pen mightier than the ring?

Prenuptial agreements in Ireland appear to be on the rise even though they still lack any legal footing and don’t necessarily have a significant impac(...)

 John Brennan: CIA director attended Gathering event with father and brother

The head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), John Brennan, was among the guests at a Gathering event in Kilteevan, Co Roscommon, last night. Alo(...)

Brendan Gleeson: ‘I did learn what it was to work a normal life. That does help in grounding some of the work. I worry about younger actors who haven’t done anything else.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

We have perhaps become a little blase about Brendan Gleeson. Over two decades, the broad-faced, endlessly gregarious Dubliner has carved out a positio(...)