Alan Moore

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Martyn Turner in his studio in Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill. Background: Martyn Turner

Martyn Turner began contributing cartoons to The Irish Times in the summer of 1971. Half a century later, he’s still a satirical genius Martyn T(...)

Star Wars: Emperor Palpatine cheers up the troops in The Bad Batch

Everyone is always going on about the Skywalkers – Luke, Leia, Darth, Kylo – a bunch of helmet-haired (and headed), Kennedyesque dynasty politici(...)

Z Nation: putting the fun back into the undead

My favourite type of art is “things that are better than they ought to be”. I realised this a few years ago when watching Z Nation, a joyfully silly p(...)

Hedgerow removal on the Limerick Junction to Waterford line. Irish Rail spokesman Barry Kenny said the work was in line with legislative requirements to erect new fencing, and confirmed replanting of native species would take place

Removal of hedgerows over stretches of the Limerick Junction to Waterford rail link has provoked outrage among environmental campaigners, who are dema(...)

Rick and Morty: a show of mind-bending nihilism

In the olden days, people worried about young people watching too much television. Now that we’re all addicted to status updates and online fascism, w(...)

Bas-relief at Jerpoint Abbey, a Cistercian abbey founded in 1158 in Co Kilkenny. Photograph:  DeAgostini/Getty Images

The first thing to say, of course, is that Santa Claus does not have a grave. Santa Claus cannot have a grave because Santa Claus can never die. San(...)

Watchmen: “Something much more than an effort to keep fans ticking over.”  Photograph: HBO/Sky Atlantic

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?” asks Don Johnson’s Tulsa police chief Judd Crawford, adjourning an emergency meeting of masked crime-fighters. That (...)

Team Russia and Moscow Shamrocks teammates Laura Connor and Katrina Wagstaff

The GAA World Games double as a honeymoon for one player on the Russian team after she moved her wedding date. It’s the first time Team Russia GAA i(...)

Shazam! seems part of a course correction toward more light-hearted, audience-friendly movies

With one Captain Marvel already flying high on the silver screen, Brie Larson’s character is about to be joined in cinemas by the first hero to bear t(...)

Protestors in Fethard objected to the county council’s removal of trees in the village. Photograph: Alan Moore

Residents in Fethard, Co Tipperary, have expressed dismay following the felling of all broad-leafed trees on the streets in their village without noti(...)

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