“Love/Hate” star Tom Vaughan-Lawlor: its production company, Octagon Films, is going to the  High Court with a German investor.

Octagon Films, the production company that has been embroiled in a High Court drama with a German investor, reported a drop in profits last year, newl(...)

The Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Molly Malone’s voice will echo over the streets of Dublin, as her statue on Suffolk Street becomes the latest addition to the talking statues initiati(...)

Film director Neil Jordan in Galway for the World premiere of The Butcher Boy, 1997. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Academy Award-winning Irish director and screenwriter Neil Jordan has donated his personal archive to the National Library of Ireland. Among the ite(...)

Brendan Gleeson in Mr Mercecdes

Terrific news. The second series of Mr Mercedes starts in just over a month. You know, Mr Mercedes. The series based on Stephen King’s 2014 novel. Mr (...)

The Commitments (1991): Alan Parker's euphoric adaptation of the 1987 Roddy Doyle novel

Over the past 20 years, since the Irish film industry shook itself properly awake, somebody or other has been talking about showing us a Dublin you ne(...)

John Mahoney  was just 77 at his death, and only 52 when he first appeared as the title character’s elderly father in Frasier. Photograph: AP Photo/Reed Saxon

When John Mahoney died last week, we were reminded of a complicated biography. Best known for embodying a very American class of blue-collar integrity(...)

David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius, the leader of the invading Roman army, in Britannia

You hear David Morrissey before you see him: his low, slow, booming voice is clearly an actor’s projection, speaking of Rada training and a theatre ca(...)

Colin Farrell in Tigerland

It has been 17 long years since Colin Farrell first appeared in a major feature. There have been some personal inconveniences along the way, but he ha(...)

 Colin Farrell at the UK premiere of Killing of a Sacred Deer:  “I’ve been lucky from the start.” Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

“I am so ready to not talk about films, to not see a camera, to not have any idea that things such as fame and acting exist,” Colin Farrell says. “I a(...)

Meeting Place statue on Liffey Street, Dublin, which is part of the Talking Statues initiative. Photograph: talkingstatuesdublin.ie

James Joyce is sometimes mistaken for Charlie Chaplin. Sometimes he’s mistaken for a spray-painted mime artist. Passers-by stop and wait for him to cl(...)

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