Michael Kiernan celebrates the drop goal that sealed victory over England and a Triple Crown for Ireland in 1985. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland kick-start their preparations for the World Cup in the first of four warm-up games today as they seek to boldly go where no Irish team has eve(...)

The actor Barry Keoghan, just 26, has yet to receive a nomination, but performances in high-profile films will have caught the attention of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Photograph: Joe Maher/Getty Image)

A busy array of Irish cinema professionals has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the latest hefty influx. The ne(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival has announced a busy programme for its upcoming edition. Beginning on February 20th, this is the first(...)

U2 on stage at the SSE Arena, Belfast,  on Saturday, as part of their eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour 2018.  Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

“Whatever happens, whether there’s a hard or soft or no border at all, more than ever, we need to trust each other on this small island in the North A(...)

The first Google Doodle.

From Burning Man and Bastille Day to Pac Man and Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the Google Doodle has spent 20 years drawing our attention to events and histori(...)

Experience + Innocence: Bono on stage in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty

History, autobiography and anger at the state of the planet run through U2’s Experience + Innocence show, a return to the William Blake-inspired theme(...)

Bob Clampett’s  animations, emphasising gags, humour, and action, were popular with audiences, and other directors were encouraged to emulate him.

The golden age of American animation gave us many enduring cartoon characters, from Mickey Mouse to Bugs Bunny. In an era that spans from 1928 to 1972(...)

Conor McGregor at the World Cup with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: @thenotoriousmma/Instagram

This week, old-time prospector/dandy hybrid Conor McGregor published a picture of himself alongside former KGB agent and topless calendar model Vladim(...)

Students were asked about the Irish diaspora, 1840-1966. Photograph: iStockphoto

An engaging history paper challenged students to take a position and defend it, while there was a good choice of topics on the paper, according to tea(...)

Louise Brooks in “Pandora’s Box”: director GW Pabst wanted her for the role.

Watching the newly restored version of Pandora’s Box, one can’t help but suspect that Louise Brooks, who died in 1985, is some contemporary YouTube st(...)

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