David Puttnam

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Laura Linney with Alan Parker on the set of The Life Of David Gale in 2002. Photograph: David Appelby/Universal Studios

Alan Parker, the director of The Commitments and Angela’s Ashes, has died aged 76. A statement from a spokeswoman, sent on behalf of the family, said(...)

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The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

Entrance to RTÉ HQ  at Donnybrook in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Unions representing staff at RTÉ are to meet management at the broadcaster on Monday to seek more details of its planned cost-saving measures. Last (...)

 RTÉ chair Moya Doherty: ‘The cataclysmic change in the industry globally is quite frightening.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

RTÉ will not survive without a government rescue plan for its existential financial crisis, the chair of the independent body which oversees the State(...)

Lough Hyne, near Skibbereen, Co Cork, is one of the Natura sites which could be impacted by discharges from the proposed plastics plant,  according to SOS chairman Brendan McCarthy

Campaigners against the proposed plastic factory in Skibbereen, Co Cork have welcomed the High Court ruling to quash planning permission. They expres(...)

David Puttnam at home in Skibereen, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There is usually a sparkle in David Puttnam’s eyes which stays with you long after you spend time in his company – but that sparkle is nowhere to(...)

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Lance Daly's ‘Black 47’

Last year, in Schull, accompanying the newly digitised silent film The Goose Woman, the musician-conductor Carl Davis opened the Corona Fastnet Short (...)

Glenstal Abbey in Co Limerick, where fees are up to €19,300 for boarders, has recorded its largest enrolment in its 80-year history. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fees and pupil numbers in private schools are returning to levels not seen since the economic boom, new figures show. Enrolment at boarding schools i(...)

Nord Anglia International School Dublin is set to open its doors in Leopardstown this September and will charge up to €24,000 for day pupils.

The arrival of the country’s most expensive school is a sign of what private education providers hope will be a major new growth area: children of mob(...)

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix’s House of Cards. Michael Dobbs, author of the House of Cards novel, will speak at an event in Cork later this month. Photograph: Netflix

The willingness of Michael Dobbs, author of the absorbing political novel House of Cards, to give an address at the first ever West Cork History Festi(...)

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