The latest rumour is that Lady  Gaga suggested she wouldn’t sing at the  Oscars awards ceremony if her competitors were not also allowed to perform. Photograph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The ongoing efforts to increase viewership of the Oscars are of little practical interest to most Irish people. Only maniacs, journalists and relative(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill: “I watch Rory O’Connell’s show How to Cook Well religiously”

Current favourite book I often go back to Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows but right now I’m reading Alice McDermott’s Someone. She’s an Ame(...)

Nora Twomey, centre, with Angelina Jolie, and Saara Chaudry at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of ‘The Breadwinner’. Photograph: George Pimentel/WireImage

Nora Twomey was 14 when she started drifting away from school. Within a year, she had dropped out. Today, however, she’s an acclaimed animator, Oscar-(...)

Angelina Jolie, Nora Twomey and Saara Chaudry attend the 2017 Toronto International Film Festical. Photograph: George Pimentel/WireImage

Nora Twomey was 14 when she started drifting away from school. Within a year, she had dropped out. Today, however, she’s an acclaimed animator, Oscar-(...)

Fatheads on the internet are already beginning to grumble about the imminent Oceans 8

Let’s remake every film with an all-female cast. No, hear me out. There are obviously some downsides to this plan. For starters, we have enough remake(...)

Killiney Stores which closed in recent weeks attracted many celebrities

It’s the end of an era at Killiney Stores on the corner of Strathmore Road and Killiney Hill Road. The landmark shop with its sunny deck out front shu(...)

An activist wearing a mask of Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi poses during a tour, the day after Italy’s parliamentary elections, in Rome. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

In numbers: Weather fix 808,000 Bumper average audience for the RTÉ Six-One news on Thursday, March 1st, as Ireland succumbed to snowfall and Storm (...)

Donald Trump: Dressed up like a million-dollar trouper, is he the last of the megastars? Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Oh God. What’s Trump done now? Has he thrown his dung at the zookeeper? Has he stuck a banana in his ear? No, the world’s most powerful baboon has be(...)

Frances McDormand attends the Governors Ball  at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photograph: Eric Jamison/Invision/AP

A man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s best actress Oscar from an official after-party has been arrested, Los Angeles police said. Terry Bryan(...)

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