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Valentine’s Day comes with a pretty hefty price tag for most Irish couples

That time is upon us again: the day when everyone is supposed to be in love and told by the media and the markets of the world to express their love b(...)

M Night Shyamalan. “I am very sentimental and when I make family movies I get sentimental.” Photograph: Jessica Kourkounis/The New York Times

Dear God, M Night Shyamalan can talk. Few directors have so many opinions on the ups and downs of their own careers. If he ever fancies a change in di(...)

Help is available for those who cannot afford a third-level course. Photograph: iStock

While the emphasis over the next couple of months will be on study and getting those ever sought after points, for many students it is also a time to (...)

A file image of Oxford, home to one of England’s best known universities. Irish students planning to start university in the UK in the coming academic year will not face a hike in fees regardless of whether there is a hard Brexit, Ministers have said. File image: Getty.

Irish students planning to start university in the UK in the coming academic year will not face a hike in fees regardless of whether there is a hard B(...)

Main attractions: Avengers: Endgame (centre), along with Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and The Secret Life of Pets 2

In one sense, cinema has never been healthier. Thanks in part to growth in the Asian market, the worldwide box office hit a record-breaking $41 billio(...)

Rihanna: double helping of Ri-Ri recordings in 2019. Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The biggie: Rihanna It’s a welcome surprise that Ri-Ri is expected to return with a double helping of new music next year, given she switched to the (...)

Mary Queen of Scots director Josie Rourke’s vision for the soundtrack was inspired by Richter’s Recomposed Vivaldi: Four Seasons, which broke down tha(...)

Director Robert Zemeckis. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Robert Zemeckis chuckles. “I’ve been asked that question by just about every journalist I’ve met.” Not for the first time– not even for the first tim(...)

Money, money, money: Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper and Cher in Irish box office leader Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Irish cinemas have enjoyed a stellar box office in 2018, with musical hits Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and A Star is Born set to push takings past las(...)

Queen lead singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury:  Bohemian Rhapsody famously contains  operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images

They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song Bohemi(...)

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