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Headlining act Meat Loaf performing at Feile in Thurles, 1990. Photograph:  Independent News and Media/Getty Images

Marvin Lee Aday was a rock star cut from a different stripe of cloth.The artist known to the world as Meat Loaf has died age 74. But as fans mourn his(...)

Tilda Swinton: ‘People said I was queer, like she’s a queer fish’. Photograph: Susan Wright/New York Times

Tilda Swinton is waiting for me when I land at Inverness airport. She’s smiling, and says she’s got a surprise. We head off towards her car, Swinton m(...)

MOVIES AND TV By Donald Clarke Alison Oliver Alison Oliver Actor “Alison’s audition tape was a revelation,” director Lenny Abrahamson(...)

The British copy of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

On December 6th 1921 a document was signed that would shape Ireland for at least a century. Throughout October, November and early December of 1921, (...)

For more than 34 years  Robert  Harris has been warden of  one of Ireland’s most remote and isolated locations – the monastic Island of Skellig Michael. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Robert L Harris on star wars, isolation, and lessons he has learnt after spending 34 years as warden of the remote, monastic island  Robert(...)

Fabian Erlinghäuser was animation director for Academy Award-nominated The Secret of Kells

Fabian Erlinghäuser has more than 21 years industry experience at Cartoon Saloon where he works as assistant director on Nora Twomey’s upcoming featur(...)

Shannon Guerrico: “I examine the unceasing coexistence of life and death, fear and tenderness, ecstasy and anxiety, as well as magic and frustration.”

As a melting pot of cultures in the centre of Europe, Switzerland perfectly complements Shannon Guerrico’s mixed Irish-Argentinian background. “My mo(...)

Florence Pugh on the set of Netflix film The Wonder in Ireland. Photograph: Netflix.

A seven-week shoot for Netflix’s The Wonder is now under way on location in Wicklow and Dublin amid hopes the post-Famine psychological thriller – an (...)

Hollywood lake in Co Monaghan. Photograph: Google Street View

A 14-year-old boy who got into difficulties while swimming in a lake in Co Monaghan has died, bringing the number of swimming-related fatalities on th(...)

Victor Skrebneski’s signed and dated portrait of Bette Davis has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500 (€1,267-€1,690)

Bette Davis realised the power of her eyes at a young age. She was playing Santa Claus at a school fair when she got too close to the candles and her (...)

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