Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has qualified for a tax exemption on earnings related to her memoir published earlier this year.

Former Irish president Mary McAleese, rock band Fontaines D.C. and actor Domhnall Gleeson were among the writers, musicians and artists awarded tax ex(...)

RPA technology demonstrates how a computer can imitate a human. Photograph: iStock

In 1950 Alan Turing, a logician and philosopher, proposed a test of a machine’s ability to imitate a human. His Turing test envisaged a human examine(...)

There was no Galway International Arts Festival this summer, but there will be an autumn version for arts enthusiasts. The festival opens on September 3rd with John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion, above. See giaf.ie for details

“It felt like we were in the wrong town,” says John Crumlish, managing director of Galway International Arts Festival, recalling what it was like to w(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

Domhnall Gleeson: lazing around the house in Dublin is something of a novelty for the 36-year-old. Photograph: HBO/Sky

It’s 2.15pm on a Wednesday afternoon when I ask Domhnall Gleeson what he’s wearing. With face-to-face interviews abandoned in favour of the telephone,(...)

Bong Joon Ho, winner of the Original Screenplay, International Feature Film, Directing, and Best Picture awards for Parasite. Photograph:  Rachel Luna/Getty Images

One year ago, when Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma failed to win the best picture, more than a few pundits concluded that the Oscars were never going to give th(...)

The Irishman: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano

There has been an almighty turnover on Netflix since we last compiled this list, with more than half of our favourite films that time around disappear(...)

Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, John Boyega as Finn and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Time to face the truth about your sister’s awful husband. You know you’ve been defending him only because your even more ghastly parents can’t stand t(...)

Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish star in The Kitchen

If you know anything about The Kitchen you know that it finds Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss running a crime business on the wes(...)

John Wayne drags poor Maureen O’Hara across the windy turf like a cave man

Ask your dad about the mini-scandal that gathered around a TV series called The Spike in 1978. At this point Ireland was — to employ a term favoured(...)

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