Eoin Colfer

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Writer Lee Dunne in  Dublin in 2002. Photograph: Frank Miller

Irish author and playwright Lee Dunne has died aged 86. Christopher Lee Dunne was born in 1934, the fourth of seven children born to Mick and Katy Du(...)

When Eoin Colfer Met Oliver Jeffers take splace this  Sunday, November 22nd

What happens when you give 12 children’s writers and illustrators too much coffee on a virtual coffee morning? They go and create their own online chi(...)

Delroy Lindo and Clarke Peters in Da 5 Bloods

DA 5 BLOODS ★★★☆☆ Directed by Spike Lee. Starring Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Mélanie Thierry, J(...)

Nonso Anozie, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad and Ferdia Shaw in Disney’s Artemis Fowl. Photograph:  Nicola Dove

Fantasy fiction has much to do with baleful omens. Ravens are always hovering over gloomy woodland. Wolves are forever howling as carriages approach d(...)

Illustration: Andrew Rybalko/iStock/Getty

From established talent to rising stars, and whether you prefer fact or fiction, all of these books deserve a place on your reading list in the mon(...)

Brigid Lyons and daughter Olivia (12). Like thousands of other sixth-class children, Olivia had been looking forward to a traditional end-of-school graduation ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson

School’s out. Two words that would ordinarily spark joy in the hearts of primary school children. But these are not ordinary times and, for 12-year-ol(...)

Children’s author Sarah Webb has set up a campaign to send inspirational messages to sixth class pupils who are missing out on their final months of primary school. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sports days, confirmations, school tours and graduations: this year’s sixth class pupils are missing out on key milestones in their young lives. It h(...)

A cinema in Shenyang in China is sprayed with disinfectant as it prepared to reopen in March: all cinemas in China are now closed again. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images.

On the sides of the ghost buses now hurtling through Dublin, you can still see posters for A Quiet Place Part II, one of dozens of films to have their(...)

Author Eoin Colfer and  Ballymorris House.   The house outside Wexford town sold for €975,000

The residential property market is slowing down with the registered number of sales of houses and apartments across Ireland in 2019 down almost 4 per(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

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