Lorcan Cranitch (right) and playwright Rory Gleeson. Gleeson’s new play ‘Blood in the Dirt’ will premiere at The New Theatre, Temple Bar, starring Lorcan Cranitch.Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

The explosion bursts directly overhead and sparks scatter across the thin roof of the rehearsal room. Lorcan Cranitch, bundled inside a coat and scarf(...)

Elton John. His memoir, Me, is out now. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

What’s Hot Lil Portie Caribbean pop-up restaurant at Two Fifty Square in Rathmines, Dublin The South Westerlies A new Irish comedy-drama series curr(...)

A Higher Loyalty: Brendan Gleeson will portray Donald Trump for CBS. Photograph: Rich Polk/Getty

Brendan Gleeson will play Donald Trump opposite Jeff Daniels, as James Comey, in a TV adaptation of the former FBI director’s memoir, A Higher Loyalty(...)

The Dublin team celebrates with the Sam Maguire cup. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Fintan O’Toole/For the first time since 1171, Ireland is more powerful than Britain: It is foolish to read too much into body language, but what we sa(...)

Polish film director Pawel Pawlikowski described Sarajevo as ‘hard to sleep in’, not just because of the parties but because it’s a mindf*ck of history’. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

“Michael, Michael” they shouted, gesticulating wildly with three fingered salutes from the cheap seats at a red carpet event on Susan Sontag Square. (...)

Kate Mulgrew: moved to a house on Lough Corrib to write her new memoir, How to Forget. ‘There was just me, a crackling fire and a computer. There was nothing to do but for go for it and go with it’

Iowa-born actress Kate Mulgrew, best known for appearances in Orange Is the New Black, Mr Mercedes and Star Trek: Voyager, is famous in the business f(...)

Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark the band’s 30 years of performing. Photograph: Colin Gillen/framelight.ie

Sligo-based traditional music group Dervish are to be given a special reception by Sligo County Council to mark 30 years of the band performing. The (...)

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s new film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a vast improvement on the exhausting The Hateful Eight

Here it is, 25 years to the day since Pulp Fiction Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pit(...)

Quentin Tarantino: his drama of hippy Hollywood will turn heads. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty

Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick are in competition. Werner Herzog and Abel Ferrara are also offering n(...)

Some think the French actor is ‘a bit frightening’ because of the characters she has played, most recently in Neil Jordan’s Greta. But Isabelle Hup(...)

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