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Rex Ingram directing Rudolph Valentino  in the MGM film ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

David Lean called him his idol, while Michael Powell insisted he was “the greatest stylist of our time”. Reginald Ingram Montgomery Hitchcock (Rex Ing(...)

Cormac Tierney: Architecture is quite vocational in that sense and you do it for the love and romance of building and design, not to get an easy pay day

Cormac Tierney (22) graduated from a three-year BSc in architecture degree at UCD in 2017. He took a year out to see if he enjoyed the professional si(...)

Mark Dempsey: Can I go back and complete my master’s?

Mark Dempsey is a freelance graphic designer specialising in web design and digital solutions for business (see MarkDempsey.me). He is interested in p(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

Comcast said it was offering £12.50 (€14.22) per Sky share, significantly more than the £10.75 (€12.23) per share agreed by Fox. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Comcast, the biggest cable operator in the United States, offered to pay $31 billion (€25.3 billion) to buy Sky, the European pay-TV group that Rupert(...)

A copy of the Amnesty International Report 2017/18. Photograph: Reuters

Increasing homelessness, conditions in direct provision centres, sex workers’ rights and restrictions on women’s and girls’ reproductive rights are am(...)

Richard Jenkins: Oacar-nominated for The Shape of Water. Photograph: Jeff Vespa/WireImage

It’s the morning after the London premiere of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, and Richard Jenkins – one of that film’s stars – is still marve(...)

Grants: you can apply through the Susi website (susi.ie). There is an “eligibility reckoner” on the home page to give you an idea of whether you might be eligible for a grant.  Photograph: iStock

Given the soaring cost of accommodation for students, a financial grant from the State’s grants agency can be a crucial factor in a student’s decision(...)

Walt Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought in an estimated $28.7 million in its opening weekend in China.

Walt Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought in an estimated $28.7 million in its opening weekend in China, coming in below its two predecessors in (...)

In terms of makeup and skincare, 2017 has been one of the best. File photograph: Getty Images

We can generally agree that 2017 was a bit of a dog’s dinner of a year. However, in terms of makeup and skincare, it has been one of the best. Major n(...)

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