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A few years ago celebrated fantasy writer Terry Pratchett declared BBC’s Doctor Who was ludicrously unrealistic and not real science fiction. Although(...)

As a Scottish resident, Rowling gets to cast a ballot. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books who lives in Scotland, gave £1 million to the campaign to keep the country in the UK ahead of a refer(...)

“My hesitance at embracing independence has nothing to do with lack of belief in Scotland’s remarkable people or its achievements,” writes JK Rowling. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has donated £1 million (€1.24 million) to the Better Together campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom, the cam(...)

Actor Chris O’Dowd arrives for the American Theatre Wing’s 68th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, last night.

Irish actor Chris O’Dowd lost to Bryan Cranston for best actor as LBJ in All The Way at the 68th annual Tony Awards last night. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co(...)

Rebecca Reid: Stephen King brought fiction to life for me. He creates unrealistic worlds and puts them in your reality. That is just mesmerising

Rebecca Reid is the author of Thickets Wood (published on May 1st by Liberties Press), a psychological thriller, the sequel to her self-published e(...)

Irish citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Egypt

EGYPT A NO-GO Following three deadly bomb blasts in Egypt in the space of a week, the Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens to(...)

Chris O’Dowd received the nomination for best performance by an actor in a leading role for his performance in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” opposite Hollywood star James Franco.

Irish actors Chris O’Dowd and Sarah Greene have been nominated for Tony Awards, Broadway’s answer to the Oscars. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co R(...)

A friend worked for a brief stint in a Dublin firm for a man he described as like ‘a cross between Fran from Love/Hate and David Brent’

Bof. That’s a big, Gallic shrug in response to reports that French ecology minister Ségolène Royal is a tough boss. If recent leaks are t(...)

Domhnall Gleeson (son of Brendan Gleeson) is to appear in the 7th Star Wars film.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rising Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson is to appear in JJ Abrams’s highly anticipated seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise. Speculati(...)

Arklu’s Pirate Queen doll

I like to think that, even as a child, I was realistic about the opportunities the adult world presented to me. When I grew up, I wanted to be (...)

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