Richard Branson: while his behaviour is open and public and there is no suggestion he seeks to bully women, it does create images of beautiful young women in a working environment being bodily manhandled. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Sometimes, it is the silences that are most eloquent, the unasked questions that provide the most interesting answers.  Richard Branson was inte(...)

'Any visitor to this country could be forgiven for thinking they were listening to satire.'

George Hook is always at his most unintentionally hilarious when speaking from his loftiest soapbox. Last month, following the Broadcasting Authority (...)

Irish  film and TV  director Lorcan Fox with Made in Chelsea cast member Binky Felstead

Lorcan Fox is a fim and TV director. He works on a TV show called Sam Delaney’s News Thing. For the past 18 months Fox has been making the online news(...)

Hunker down: Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in Baywatch

It’s not unreasonable that Seth Gordon’s mercilessly rubbish reboot of the 1990s TV show expected to get by on the collective charms of Zac Efron and (...)

A lot in common: Mrs Brown and RuPaul. Photographs:  Graeme Hunter/Logo TV

All Round to Mrs Brown’s, an RTÉ/BBC co-production, which airs in Britain with the title A Short Study of the Irish People, debuted on both stations t(...)

Model and actor Pamela Anderson: sent a letter urging  the Taoiseach to implement a nationwide ban on wild-animal circuses.

Model and actor Pamela Anderson has promised Taoiseach Enda Kenny she will join him for a pint of Guinness if he supports a Bill to end wild animal c(...)

Brendan O’Carroll in All Round to Mrs Brown’s. Photograph: Graeme Hunter

For Agnes Brown, the Irish mammy with a filthy mind, a dirty laugh and a heart of purest treacle, there are no more worlds to conquer. Brendan O’Carr(...)

Nude awakening: naked womend return to the magazine next month. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Playboy magazine is returning to its roots, bringing nudes back just a year after abandoning full frontal shots of women saying they had become outdat(...)

  Vendors at the the Yulin dog meat festival: The festival highlights the dichotomy between an increasingly modern urban China and rural areas that still cling to old traditions.  Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

The annual dog and cat meat festival in Yulin, featuring the sale of animals to be eaten with lychees, has opened in southeastern China amid vocal op(...)

Pamela Anderson, actor and animals rights defender, attends a news conference at the French National Assembly to protest the force-feeding of geese used in the production of foie gras, in Paris, France, January 19th, 2016. Photograph:  Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Former Baywatch actor Pamela Anderson triggered scenes of chaos in France’s parliament on Tuesday as journalists fought and shoved to hear her campaig(...)