Capernaum is every bit as cinematically engaged as the greats of Italian neo-realism

Last May, a distinguished journalist and I had to support each other down the aisle as we left the Cannes premiere of Nadine Labaki’s ruthlessly movin(...)

A typically skilled performance from Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis almost certainly qualifies as a British National Treasure. He now belongs with John Major’s “warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog love(...)

Upscale veggie options can be found at Pollen Street Social.

It’s far from an open secret, but strolling along the Thames Path is surely the most underappreciated activity in London. With small interruptions, be(...)

Visit the home of WB Yeats at Thoor Ballylee, on part of Lady Gregory’s Coole estate in Gort, Galway.

James Joyce: Fairview, Dublin James Joyce’s peripatetic childhood has left a number of homes for a pilgrimage map, though not all of which you c(...)

Of the many peculiar medical treatments recorded in the archives of The Irish Times, one of the more curious was the 19th-century fashion for self-ele(...)

Who do you think you are kidding Monsieur Barnier/We’re preparing to kill each other for a can of Spam.

Given the trouble British industry is facing, I am happy to offer a sure-fire winner to its entrepreneurs. There is bound to be a huge market in T-shi(...)

Storming the Bastille

It surely is one of the great examples of “fake news”. Or, of not letting the facts get in the way of a good story. Today, Bastille Day in La France i(...)

Stroll: Whether you mosey around your local area or tackle a designated route, a walk is a wonderful way to make use of the long summer evening

Households around the country will be on World Cup lockdown at 7pm tonight, as England takes on Croatia in the semi-finals. However for those who don’(...)

There was no point in writing this column. There is no reason for you to read it.  All criticism of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is futile. Las(...)

Trump and Xi: for all of the president’s Twitter criticisms of foreign competition, American GDP per head is still more than seven times China’s.  Photograph: Thomas Peter/Pool/Getty

If – and I use that word carefully – there is any substance to Donald Trump’s ideas about global trade it is to be found in the notion that China is s(...)

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