Brendan Gleeson

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Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has qualified for a tax exemption on earnings related to her memoir published earlier this year.

Former Irish president Mary McAleese, rock band Fontaines D.C. and actor Domhnall Gleeson were among the writers, musicians and artists awarded tax ex(...)

In at No. 10:  Saoirse Ronan. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

The nation can relax. Saoirse Ronan has made it into the New York Times list of “the 25 greatest actors of the 21st century (so far)”. She is the(...)

Brendan Gleeson speaking at the GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration at an eerily silent Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It’s a regular occurrence within the GAA that history chimes in on important anniversaries or repeats itself at apposite intervals but there’s hardly (...)

Cavan celebrate their Ulster final win over Donegal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The day of the underdog is the best day that the GAA can give the country. And on a special weekend, when the teams and events of a hundred years ago (...)

Brendan Gleeson speaking at the GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Ah here, as Joanne Cantwell put it, “what a weekend”, among the highlights Tipperary winning the Munster football title for the first time in 85 years(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin is seen during the special remembrance ceremony at Croke Park to honour the 14 who died after crown forces  opened fire on Bloody Sunday, November 21st, 1920. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The 14 civilians killed or fatally injured at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday were remembered at a ceremony at the stadium on Saturday, 100 years after th(...)

One of the more entertaining typos I have seen recently was in a press release about a man who was said to be available for interview although “based (...)

Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.Photograph: NBC

Any analysis of Donald Trump’s effect on US pop culture should begin with the story of how a Korean pop band disrupted the president’s now notorious r(...)

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Lance Daly's ‘Black 47’

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) is about to become the latest body to move its awards ceremony onto the virtual space during the era of C(...)

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