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It was something of a game of moans. Last month a senior HBO executive described Belfast as “not the most cosmopolitan of cities” for the writers of G(...)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sarah Gadon in Belle.

Even if she wasn’t statuesque, fiercely articulate and drop-dead gorgeous, Amma Asante would likely stand out from any crowd. A Bafta-winning, Brit(...)

Vice Media co-founder and CEO Shane Smith at the Web Summit in  Dublin last October. Time Warner is reportedly in talks to acquire a stake in Vice. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Time Warner is reportedly in talks to acquire a stake in Vice Media, the company that combines punk culture with online journalism. The discussions ar(...)

Silicon Valley: the drama series featured a long, lingering shot of an IDA stand

IDA Ireland is sometimes stereotyped by outsiders as just another stuffy, stodgy bastion of slow-moving State bureaucracy. Some of the stardust from i(...)

Those who have already read George RR Martin’s books were confounded at the second half of the latest episode

Those reading and watching fantasy drama Game of Thrones in tandem got a nasty shock when the latest episode, Oathkeeper, bucked the trend by going (g(...)

Mike Judge (centre) directs the cast on the set of his HBO series “Silicon Valley.” Photograph: HBO

For the first decade of my life, I lived smack in the middle of a little California city with a funny name. No one had heard of it. I had to ex(...)

 Primark is to open its first stores in the US, beginning with a clothing store in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

European stocks dropped, snapping their biggest three-day rally since June, as sales of new houses in the US (...)

Game of Thrones Series 4: only 9,000 Sky Atlantic viewers in the UK were sufficiently die-hard to watch it at 2am

The Hound orders some chicken. Dennis Taylor pots the black. Ellen DeGeneres organises a Hollywood selfie. These “events” have one thing in common:(...)

The IT Crowd captured nerd culture perfectly while this show satirises that particular Sili(...)

 Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in HBO’s  Game of Thrones, which is filmed mostly in Northern Ireland

“Winter is coming!” might seem like an unusual thing for a tourism marketing agency to say in a press release about an area not known for its s(...)

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