Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ installation at Weston-Super-Mare, in southwest England. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters 2:14

If you go down to the woods today, you might find a ride called the “farting dog”, a few plastic sheets masquerading as an ice rink or a desolate site(...)

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The Galway Film Fleadh is seldom short of world premieres: Once, Glassland and The Butcher Boy all took their bows at the Connaughtian bazaar. But (...)

Miuccia Prada during Milan Fashion Week this year. Photograph: Catwalking/Getty Images

Miuccia Prada is one of the world’s best-known and best-regarded fashion designers, but this physically unassuming Italian woman remains something (...)

Go big or go home: the Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors got Jean-Claude Van Damme to do the splits in its Volvo trucks ad

The devil is in the detail Annie Atkins’s talk on the Friday evening of Offset was a riveting lesson in professionalism and detail. Atkins played a pr(...)

Annie Atkins: “I was born in Wales, though my Mum’s Irish. Dad was a graphic designer and from the time I was little, I wanted to be one too.”

From writing death warrants for Henry VIII, to forging CIA documents, to making a new kind of biscuit, Dublin-based Annie Atkins (34) is an award- (...)

Winners for Best Production Design for The Grand Budapest Hotel Adam Stockhausen (Production Design) and Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) at the 87th Oscars. Photograph: AFP.

Annie Atkins has said she slept through the news of her team’s prestigious award. The Dublin-based graphic designer was part of the team that won an (...)

Oscar winners (left to right): Best Actor in a Supporting Role JK Simmons, Best Actress in a Supporting Role Patricia Arquette, Actress in a Leading Role Julianne Moore and Actor in a Leading Role Eddie Redmayne, in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire 2:50

Alejandro G Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a dizzying tale of Broadway composed as if shot in one continuous take, has wo(...)

Susanna Fabris, Cork French Film Festival  co-ordinator, Camille Dijoud, cultural assistant and Mathieu Nivard, Alliance Francaise de Cork, at the launch of the 26th Cork French Film Festival.  Photograph: Miki Barlok

Leading French actor Mathieu Amalric, best known in Ireland for his role as the villain in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, will open the Cork F(...)

Tomm Moore’s ‘Song of the Sea’ has secured a nomination for best animated feature

No Oscar pundit would, a few days ago, have flinched if he or she had been told that Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel would tie for the most nomin(...)

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FULL LIST OF OSCAR NOMINATIONS Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards, announced this morning in Los Angeles, feature more than a few surprise(...)