Xavier Legrand: 'It struck me when I was talking to victims of domestic violence, and they were telling their stories, that sometimes they might have been relating the plot of a thriller.' Photograph: Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty

In France a woman dies at the hands of her live-in partner every two and a half days, a shocking statistic that, depressingly, doesn’t include related(...)

Kate Ruddock of Stop Climate Chaos with sisters Laoise (8), Aisling (6) and Róisín Ó Moráin, from Sandymount, supporting environmentalists who gave Minister for Energy Denis Naughten’s draft climate action plan an “F”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Scary maps and scary statistics” are no longer sufficient to deal with the global threat of food insecurity due to extreme weather events, two leadi(...)

Dr Bruce Campbell says Ireland has “a major challenge” in relation to greenhouse gas emissions because a large proportion of the total emissions comes from agriculture. The agriculture sector accounts for nearly one third of overall Irish greenhouse gas emissions.

Ireland should become a global leader in encouraging countries to produce more food in a sustainable way while reducing emissions, climate change exp(...)

Lantern-jawed styling for the new Vitara

Imagine inventing a brilliant new technology, only to sit back and see it comprehensively overtaken by a tidal wave of competitors, doing it slightly (...)

Lantern-jawed styling for the new Vitara

Imagine inventing a brilliant new technology, only to sit back and see it comprehensively overtaken by a tidal wave of competitors, doing it slightly (...)

Thor blimey: Marvel is doing mighty box office business for Disney

It’s never a surprise to discover who the biggest winners at the box office are – the studios, dummy. But with Warner Bros fresh out of Batman and (...)

Sony Pictures Animation has a distribution deal with Aardman Animation, an arrangement that has, thus far, yielded The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and t(...)

Now 54, and handsome in the fashion of a 1940s cigarette commercial, the great Bruce Campbell enjoys an odd class of fame. The world, sadly, th(...)