Ocean’s 8: one of the big summer movies

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 10.45pm Tonight it’s all about the all-female Ocean’s 8 crime caper. On the sofa are Hollywood star Sandra Bul(...)

Winner of best supporting actor Brían F O’Byrne poses in the press room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Photograph: Ian West/PA

There were two Irish successes at the Bafta TV awards on Sunday night. Cavan man Brian F O’Byrne took home a Bafta for best supporting actor for his (...)

 Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan in Catastrophe

The Crown and Black Mirror helped Netflix to a strong performance in the TV Bafta nominations, as the streaming giant’s Royal and sci-fi dramas shared(...)

Summber vibe: Electric Picnic, in Co Laois in September. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With more than 30 music festivals across Ireland between April and the end of September, there’s one for almost every age, county and g(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

People and businesses across the European Union produce 58 million tonnes of plastic every year; more than 40 per cent of that total comes from packaging alone. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

For many, the image that brought the crisis home came when David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II documentary showed an albatross unwittingly feeding its(...)

Drinks bottles are among the most common plastic objects found on European beaches. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Union has finally woken up to the fact its citizens “are increasingly fed up with our throw-away approach to plastic”, says Gerry Kiely, (...)

'Alexa literally listens to everything you say, waiting to hear the magic wake word.' Photograph: Getty Images

I’ve fallen into some very bad habits lately. I’ve given over a certain amount of control of my house – and family – to another woman. It makes sense (...)

Amazon’s smart assistant Alexa  is built into its Echo devices, ranging from the budget-friendly Echo Dot to the smart home hub Echo Plus. Photograph: Daniel Berman/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Let’s lay it on the line: I am a fan of robots and automation. I have a small army of devices in my home to make my life a little easier, from wifi l(...)

R is for the recycling “myth”. Only 6 per cent of new plastic material comes from recycling. Photograph: Getty Images

When Íde Mhic Gabhann set up her own organic food business last year, it was for practical rather than philanthropic reasons. She had been buying in b(...)

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