James Franco (left) and Chris O’Dowd in a scene from ‘Of Mice and Men’. Photograph: AP Photo/Polk & Co/Richard Phibbs

It has been quite a week for Irish actors. Domhnall Gleeson secured a role in JJ Abrams’s upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, and on Broadway Chris O’Dow(...)

Chris O’Dowd is due to host the screening of the first two episodes of the second series of the television series ‘Moone Boy’ at the Cat Laughs festival. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

All comedy roads lead to Kilkenny this bank holiday weekend as a revamped Cat Laughs festival begins its long-term sponsorship deal with Sky TV. Runni(...)