Left – Kieran’s choice: Grey denim shirt, €145, All Saints; jeans, €90, Levis; black boots, €110 Bugatti; Right– Grace’s choice: Red/white stripe tee, €42, Farah; navy trousers, €130, Gant; navy blazer, €199.95, Selected; white lace-ups, €65, Converse

As every actor knows, clothes have the power to transform, outward appearance being a key to character. We spoke to three young actors shortlisted fo(...)

From left, Paddy Breathnach, director of Viva and I Went Down; Rebecca Daly, director of Mammal; James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board; and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures. Photographs: Alan Betson, Getty Images

What’s going with Irish cinema? Two Irish films – Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn – have picked up nominations for best picture a(...)

A puppet of Vinny Byrne, one of Michael Collins’s hitmen,  in a new animated film. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

At 14, Vincent “Vinny” Byrne was one of the youngest rebels during Easter Week, 1916. The teenager found himself in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory during t(...)

Federico Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita’: Peroni, the festival’s ‘official beverage sponsor’, pays homage to the 1960 masterpeice in its current cinema advertising campaign

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival (Adiff) got under way on Thursday night with a “gala” screening of John Carney’s Sing Street in the Savoy (...)

Claudia Cardinale on the set of Circus World in 1964. Photograph: Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In the history of cinema, only a handful of stars – Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Monica Bellucci – have seriously competed with Claudia Cardinale(...)

Stephen Donnelly TD gained more new followers than all the other leaders combined during Monday night’s Leaders’ Debate. Photograph: Oisin McHugh, FusionShooters.

A taste for democracy Only yesterday we reported on the welcome intrusion of man’s best friend into the campaign with the launch of the Dogs Trust man(...)

Star power: Angela Lansbury in the Broadway musical Mame, in 1966. Photograph: Jack Mitchell/Getty

One might imagine that Angela Lansbury has had her fill of awards and gleaming statuettes. Today she’s in New York, walking down the red carpet as an (...)

Actresses Kelly Thornton and Nika McGuigan at the Programme launch for The Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The programme for the 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival was launched on Thursday evening at Whelan’s on Camden Street. Gráinne Humphreys,(...)

Irish actor’s Jack Reynor, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, English actress Lucy Boynton and Mark McKenna arrive for the premiere of ‘Sing Street’. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s opening skirmishes at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah have proved hugely successful. Both Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship, produced(...)

Alan Rickman   AOL Studios In New York City on June 19th, 2015. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

Alan Rickman, one of the UK’s most acclaimed actors, has died at the age of 69. He had been suffering from cancer. Rising to fame with his insidiou(...)

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