Long-haul traffic increased by 19 per cent last year, while short-haul traffic was up by 15 per cent

Dublin Airport could raise passenger charges to pay for the new runway that it looks increasingly likely to build, after passenger numbers hit a recor(...)

Director Lenny Abrahamson, his wife Monika and James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board, at a party in the Light House cinema in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

For some months, there has been cautious talk of domestic success at the Academy Awards. Both Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, People’s Choice Award winner (...)

Saoirse Ronan at last Sunday night’s  Golden Globe Awards. The Irish star has recieved a best actress nomination for her performance in   Brooklyn, which also got  a Best Picture  nod alongside Lenny Abrahamson’s Room. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

In an extraordinary day for the Irish film industry, both Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn have been nominated for best picture at(...)

 A general view of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Getty Images

The American Powerball lottery was won at a record breaking jackpot of $1,568 billion (€ 1.46 billion) on Wednesday. That is quite a substantial wed(...)

Alan Rickman.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed(...)

7-Eleven store clerk M Faroqui celebrates after learning the store sold the only winning Powerball ticket on Wednesday,  in Chino Hills, California. Photograph: Will Lester/The Sun via AP

At least three winning tickets were sold in Wednesday night’s record $1.568 billion (€1.46 billion) Powerball jackpot. California Lottery officials (...)

The cast of Friends will reunite for a two-hour special, according to US broadcaster NBC. The special is scheduled to be broadcast on February 21st next.

The cast of Friends will reunite for a two-hour special, US broadcaster NBC has said. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Mat(...)

The relationship has given Rupert “renewed vigour”, a source said.

Have you ever thought about your parents having sex? No? Well done for being normal. So imagine the planet’s revulsion at the thought of 86-year-old (...)

The Playboy Mansion has been put up for sale with an asking price of  $200 million. Photograph: AFP

The Los Angeles mansion of Hugh Hefner, the founder of the Playboy empire, is being put up for sale for $200 million (€183 million), Playboy Enterpris(...)

Julianne Moore (right) presents Leonardo DiCaprio with the award for Best Actor - Motion Picture, Drama for “The Revenant”at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10th, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

As expected, Brie Larson, star of Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, took the Golden Globe for best drama actress in Los Angeles on Sunday night. An Irish-Canad(...)