Bram Stoker

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When I finally get through to Gary Shteyngart’s London hotel room, after a Fawlty Towers -style mix-up, he’s in bed. Not because he overslept but b(...)

Simon Toal in Revenant: a fine comic actor who can seem at once commanding and crumpled
Revenant

Revenant New Theatre, Dublin***Exactly what kind of monster are we dealing with in Stuart Roche’s new play for Purpleheart, a contemporary horror stor(...)

There’s a whole lot of staring going on in Werner Herzog’s magnificent reworking of FW Murnau’s 1922 classic Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, th(...)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: ‘[The name Dracula] comes from the Carpathian Mountains where people are very superstitious. Irish people are very superstitious, so I was able to engage in that’

I am sitting in a crypt with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, star of The Tudors, Mission Impossible 3 and the most recent incarnation of Dracula. In an adjoinin(...)

Every now and then, when meeting an interviewee, one requires some identifying information to pick him or her out from the crowd. “I’ll be wearing a b(...)

A new collection of poetry, songs and ballads exploring Dublin life from colonialism to the present day has been chosen as the 2014 Dublin: One City O(...)

Rosie Hackett, trade unionist and Lockout activist. The new bridge in Dublin is to be named after her.

The new Liffey crossing will be named the Rosie Hackett Bridge, following a vote by Dublin City Council last night.It is the first time that any brid(...)

Construction work under way on the bridge that will span the river Liffey from Eden Quay to Burgh Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Following the pouring of 4,400 tonnes of concrete, the laying of 500 tonnes of steel, and an overrun of approximately 10 months, the 21st bridge to cr(...)

The new bridge linking Burgh Quay and Marlborough Street under construction over the River Liffey .Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

So it’s down to five - the shortlist of possible names for the new Liffey bridge between Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street has been revealed. And(...)

Jiroemon Kimura  after he was presented last October with the certificate of the world’s oldest living man from Guinness World Records. AP Photo/Kyotango City, File

He was born the year that Bram Stoker published Dracula, he lived through a string of wars and deadly natural disasters and partly attributed his long(...)

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