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Marilyn Monroe: DNA research suggests the American actor has Irish ancestry. Photograph: Gene Lester/Getty

Marilyn Monroe’s roots can be traced back to Ireland more than 1,000 years ago, according to a new DNA study. The star of Some Like It Hot and The Se(...)

Iconic: the revolving door of the Shelbourne hotel, on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Flemming

Who knew that fancy hotels could be among the riskiest places in Dublin? Compensation culture has claimed its latest victim, and the city’s purists ar(...)

Neasa Hardiman’s Sea Fever will be among the 54 per cent of films directed by women playing in the Discovery strand at Toronto

Next week, the Dublin Feminist Film Festival makes a welcome return to the Light House Cinema. It hardly needs to be said that the event swells with m(...)

Quentin looks to be encouraging a dramatic pause partway through the title

There are few subjects that more ignite the passions of correspondents to newspapers than incorrect punctuation. Quentin Tarantino has, with the title(...)

Sarah-Kate Fenelon, who is originally from Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, but now lives in Los Angeles where she works as a film producer

Film producer Sarah-Kate Fenelon, who is originally from Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, now lives in Los Angeles where she works for author and showrunner Ne(...)

The Morrigan is a war goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann with a shape-shifting ability who often takes the form of a crow. Photograph: Reuters

Met Éireann asked the public this week to submit suggestions for names for next season’s storms. The last such call-out resulted in thousands of entri(...)

Young socialists demonstrate at a meeting held by Conservative MP for Smethwick Peter Griffiths in Birmingham in 1965. Photograph: Jobson/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

I wanted to write about where I now lived, England, but I had no pre-existing knowledge of the place, no map to guide me. Eventually I found the ans(...)

The Chinese arthouse market stretches to some 2,000 cinemas. Photograph: iStock

The Chinese film market isn’t just an opportunity for Hollywood blockbusters is the message emerging at this week’s China Ireland International Film F(...)

 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

Charles de Gaulle and  Eamon de Valera at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

Fifty years before Donald Trump’s trip, another globally recognised politician came to Ireland on a private visit that turned out to be far from priva(...)

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