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Tory MP Mark Francois lets rip during an interview with the BBC

Brexit is the gift that keeps on giving for satirists and provides much needed levity given the seriousness of the issues. If the consequences of it w(...)

Stalag XXA: Cpl Tom McGrath, who escaped from the German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942. Photograph courtesy family collection

Until two years ago Tom McGrath had no idea that his father had served in the British army in the second World War. Neither did he know that Tom snr h(...)

An Ecocem truck leaving the South Quays dispatch facility in Ringsend, Dublin

Rising costs left cement-maker Ecocem’s profits trailing at €2.5 million last year despite a boost to sales. Accounts just filed for Ecocem Materials(...)

French concern at rerouting: At stake are jobs, millions of dollars’ worth of port revenues and possibly EU infrastructure funding.

France will not accept a European Commission proposal to exclude French ports from a re-routed trade corridor between Ireland and mainland Europe afte(...)

David Lynch: the director looks every inch the auteur in winter. Photograph: Massimo Valicchia/NurPhoto via Getty

David Lynch seldom smiles in photographs. His etched Easter Island statue of a face doesn’t glower so much as brood; lips pursed and eyes hooded, he l(...)

You haven’t escaped yet. Before awards season closes down for a month or two – it’s now almost as long as the football season – we beg your indulgence(...)

Photograph: Reuters/Peter Andrews/File Photo

Liberty House, the industrial arm of British steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance, said on Wednesday it had made a binding offer for miner Rio Ti(...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

The Ticket Awards 2017 is entering the final straight, but there is still everything to play for in this year’s poll. Voting across all categories f(...)

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