In the post-Covid world, executives anticipate mid-sized films and even blockbusters will be shown in cinemas for a much shorter timeframe before landing online. Photograph: iStock

Last Friday at around 7pm in London, the chief executives of the world’s largest cinema operators received a phone call they had dreaded for months. (...)

Following on from the smash-hit Vikings (above), Valhalla is set 100 years later towards the end of the era and will dramatise the lives of historical characters such as Norse explorer, Leif Eriksson, and William the Conqueror.

Filming of the new Vikings spin-off drama series for Netflix, Vikings: Valhalla, was temporarily suspended this week in Co Wicklow after close to a do(...)

Shares in Cineworld, which operates the Regal chain in the US alongside Cineworld and Picturehouse in Europe, were down 40 per cent in early afternoon trading in London on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Cineworld will close all its Irish, UK and US cinemas indefinitely, threatening tens of thousands of jobs, after the long-awaited next instalment in t(...)

Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The news that Cineworld is to indefinitely close all its UK and Irish sites has sent further shivers through a traumatised cinema exhibition sect(...)

The Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau is actively pursuing criminal charges against drugs smuggler Daniel Kinahan. File photograph: Collins

The Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau is actively pursuing criminal charges against drugs smuggler Daniel Kinahan. In a press conference on Mond(...)

Of the 554 companies that had announced cuts to executives’ salaries by May 29, according to the pay consultancy Equilar, the FT found 51 which had both the same CEOs and awards programme as last year. Image: iStock

When the chief executive of US retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods said in March that he would temporarily relinquish his $1.1 million (€967,472) salary, E(...)

Graffiti near the Burlington Plaza in Dublin 4, where broadcaster SKY has offices. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

Graffiti which appeared outside the Dublin offices of SKY over the weekend threatening its staff has been linked to the station’s perceived associatio(...)

Last year MTK-planned events starring Tyson Fury in the Cork Opera House and the Helix were cancelled when graffiti threatening more violence was discovered outside the Dublin venue. Photograph: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire

In the summer of 2013, I spent an enjoyable afternoon in the company of Matthew Macklin at a small gym near Wall Street. He gave an open session and i(...)

 Traders at the New York Stock Exchange: Wall Street jumped 1 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Ashley Gilbertson/ The New York Times

World stock markets climbed on Thursday as investors weighed a rebound in oil prices and prospects for further government stimulus against stark econo(...)

A cinema in Shenyang in China is sprayed with disinfectant as it prepared to reopen in March: all cinemas in China are now closed again. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images.

On the sides of the ghost buses now hurtling through Dublin, you can still see posters for A Quiet Place Part II, one of dozens of films to have their(...)

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