Lough Hyne, near Skibbereen, Co Cork, is one of the Natura sites which could be impacted by discharges from the proposed plastics plant,  according to SOS chairman Brendan McCarthy

Campaigners against the proposed plastic factory in Skibbereen, Co Cork have welcomed the High Court ruling to quash planning permission. They expres(...)

Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots in Vivarium, the Irish film that premiered at Cannes on Saturday

Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium, an Irish science-fiction horror, has had its world premiere as part of International Critics Week at the Cannes film festi(...)

Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

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(...)

You don’t often see the streets of 1990s Limerick in a publication from Image Comics, publisher of Spawn and The Walking Dead, but they’re everywhere (...)

Proposing the motion Dr Leo Kilroy of Glendalough diocese said: “There is no evidence in the gospels that Jesus Christ said anything one way or another about gay people”.

A motion that Church of Ireland bishops investigate developing a public thanksgiving service for legally married same-sex couples was defeated at the (...)

What I learned from art this year was that I want to make some of it. I went to singing weekends held in Northumberland by the folk band The Unthanks(...)

Haunted Spooktacular Horror Farm in Kells, Co Meath

When you call Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, they answer the phone by saying “nightmares”. The attraction has generated a (...)

A little over a decade ago, Ruairi Robinson, a young Irish film-maker, caused a fuss when his animated short, Fift(...)

Cast member Leonardo DiCaprio attends a news conference for The Great Gatsby before the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The 66th Cannes Film Festival began last night with a gala screening of Baz Luhrmann’s much-promoted adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s (...)

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