Rob Heffernan and his partner Emily Barker. After receiving high praise from the judges last week for this contemporary number, Rob was eliminated. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

“It’s in the hands of the gods,” says Olympic race walker Robert Heffernan in rehearsal footage, forgetting that Dancing with the Stars is actually in(...)

Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner)

There are unmistakable shadows of The Turn of the Screw in Brian O’Malley’s modestly successful ghost story. Working from a script by David Turpin, th(...)

Al Porter launching ‘Luminosity’ at the Custom House, part of the three-day Dublin New Year Festival. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many people cannot wait to see the back of 2016, but for the comedian Al Porter it has been a very good year. He turned up to launch the New Year Fe(...)