When film-foax use the word “Felliniesque”, they’re likely alluding to the grotesquerie of Amacord or Satyricon, or the loaded symbolism of La Stra(...)

€100 At E3 last year, Sony unveiled the latest in the PlayStation line-up – the PlayStation TV microconsole. For just €100, the device lets you(...)

Seán Sherlock: he said Ireland was a committed supporter of using agricultural development to lift people out of hunger and poverty

Teagasc and Irish Aid have signed an agreement to use agricultural research and training to help developing countries.The agricultural research body a(...)

Tee-up in Taormina, Sicily
  • Travel
  • January 26, 2015, 07:00

The Dom spread his hands and gave me the most Sicilian of shrugs. He then proceeded to make me several offers I found hard to refuse. First, he(...)

The Glasshouse at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/NY Times
Weekend in Seattle
  • Travel
  • January 12, 2015, 15:00

The sky is often grey, the residents tend to be muted (except when cheering their teams), calm waters lap the green cityscape, but beneath its mild(...)

1960: Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in Rome’s  Trevi Fountain during the shooting of Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/File photo

Anita Ekberg, the Swedish actress who gained global fame dancing in Rome’s Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita, has died aged 83.T(...)

June Blake’s exciting, contemporary garden in County Wicklow. Photographs: Richard  Johnston

‘New beginnings”, “a fresh start”, “a new leaf”; these are the words that rattle round our heads in the fledgling weeks of a brand new year. In the(...)

Goldie Hawn. Photograph from the book Paparazzo: The Elio Sorci Collection

The paparazzi get a bad press, with variations on the same story appearing in broadsheets every few months: a photographer hiding in the bushes; a (...)

Gebremedhin Woldegiorgis, senior potato researcher at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, and Denis Griffen, potato breeder at Teagas, inspect potato plants at the Teagasc Research Centre in Oakpark, Carlow. photograph: dylan vaughan

The hills of Chencha in southern Ethiopia, over 2,700m above sea level, are not a place where you might expect the Irish potato to be thriving undergr(...)

People play a video game at the Square Enix booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

Project Morpheus: Sony’s virtual reality project was on display - and playable - at this year’s E3, giving us a taste of what is to come further on do(...)