‘If the market couldn’t solve a housing crisis when we were building at a rate scarcely ever matched in any country, it is never going to do so.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

The headline says: “Government rejects Commission of Inquiry over Irish housing.” The subhead adds: “Widespread criticism over failure to deal with ho(...)

A scene from ThisIsPopBaby’s Riot. Photograph: Fiona Morgan

What links Tayto crisps, Panti Bliss, Roscommon GAA, Irish dancing and Jesus? The answer is Riot, the extraordinary mash-up of theatre, variety, dance(...)

The Oscars are coming, but will Donald Trump be watching . . . and tweeting?  Photograph: Monica Almeida/New York Times

It’s Oscars time this weekend, and there are two questions on everyone’s lips. One is if La La Land will sweep the board after securing 14 nominations(...)

Anne Enright will help celebrate 25 years of the Irish Writers Centre with an event on Thursday. Photograph:   Alan Betson

The Centre Holds Smock Alley Theatre, Thursday, 10 November, 6:30pm The Irish Writers Centre is marking its 25th anniversary with an anthology of ess(...)

It’s Ala.Ni’s voice that does all the wooing and cooing on her debut album. She’s a west London-born, Paris-based singer with family roots in Grena(...)

In a time when DVDs are more likely to be gathering dust in your living room than being used, there’s one subgenre of discs that often survives a cul(...)

The “Dorothy” dress warn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz seen at Bonhams in New York. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/ Reuters

A dress worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz has sold for more than €1.4 million at auction. One of the original costumes made f(...)

A gay couple strolling past the graffiti on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall in  August 1993. Photo: Steve Eason/Getty Images)

In August 1986, 25 years after the Berlin Wall was built and just three years before it came down, the West Berlin radio station I was working for (...)

Anybody who knows what he or she is talking about will clarify that there was more to the French auteur theory than the notion of director as sole (...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)