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Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

When Nasa needed help for their moon mission they came to Dublin looking for Denis O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have often wondered why people here seem to be so indifferent about the accomplishments made on a regular basis by the many fine scientists we have (...)

Oscars 2019: Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King and Mahershala Ali, who won the four acting awards. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty

Think back to the most boring years of the Academy Awards. It is the 1980s, and the ceremony is dominated by Oscar bait such as Out of Africa and Driv(...)

The trailer carries no footage other than the actors’ names and a bullet motif

Netflix screened its first teaser for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman during the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday. The crime drama – based on Charles Bran(...)

Spike Lee: the director, who won a best-adapted screenplay Oscar, tried to storm out of the Dolby Theatre after Green Book was announced best-picture winner. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty

The director Spike Lee, whose film BlacKkKlansman was nominated for this year’s best-picture Oscar, said “the ref made a bad call” when the competing (...)

A scene from the Oscar winning movie Around the world in 80 Days. Photograph: Getty

In the 19th century, enormous trunks were the luggage of choice for the well-heeled to transport their numerous costume changes around the globe. For (...)

Albert Finney: the actor in 1985. Photograph: Fox/Hulton/Getty

Albert Finney, one of the actors who helped change British theatre and film in the early 1960s, has died after a short illness, at the age of 82. He (...)

A surveillance camera shows the abduction of Jamie Bulger (2), in February 1993. Vincent Lambe’s short film Detainment, based on the abduction and its aftermath, has been nominated for an Academy Award. Photograph: BWP Media via Getty Images

In Vincent Lambe’s short film Detainment, Jon Venables, a 10-year-old boy, is about to be questioned in relation to the horrific murder of two-year-ol(...)

Barry Jenkins: “I must not forget that the greatest asset I have in this new world is my personal experience.” Photograph: Kayla Reefer/New York Times

There should be an air of tension in the room, but Barry Jenkins seems unconcerned by any looming news. He is polite in a way that only Americans can (...)

File photograph of French composer Michel Legrand in Lyon, France. File photograph: AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani

Oscar-winning French composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose work included the song Windmills of Your Mind and the score for The Umbrellas of Cherb(...)

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