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Charley Boorman with his friend and fellow motorbike enthusiast, Ewan McGregor.

Settling down to talk in his characterful front room in Barnes, a riverside area of London untroubled by a Tube station and the footfall it brings, Ch(...)

Eunice Adeleye was born in Ireland to Nigerian parents in 2007. In school her favourite subject is maths. She loves to dress up and get her hair done. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and Kim Haughton’s project Portrait of a Century is genius in both its simplicity and impact. The Irish pho(...)

Neil Jordan:  “I’ve been bruised once or twice in Hollywood but have always found them in a weird way very welcoming. The lesson I had to learn was not to let them mess you about.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Few places are more soul-sapping than a bleak airport hotel on a Sunday at lunchtime. On the upside, Neil Jordan is a relaxed picture in denim and loo(...)

With its turrets and arched windows, Luggala is a Gothic Revival fantasy.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fate of Luggala, the famed Guinness estate hidden away in the Wicklow mountains and for sale on the open market for €28 million, hangs in the bala(...)

Luggala, currently the home of Guinness heir Garech Browne, is  going on sale with a $30 million (€28 million) price tag. Photograph: Walter Pfeiffer

Luggala, the famous ancestral family home of the Guinness brewing family tucked away in the Wicklow mountains, has been placed for sale on the US mar(...)

Game of Thrones: the HBO series is made at Titanic Studios in Belfast. Photograph: Helen Sloan/HBO

A heady sequence in this year’s Oscar favourite La La Land has the lovers played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling strolling across the bustling Warner B(...)

Poet John Montague. Photograph Paddy Whelan

The life and work of the late John Montague was celebrated by family and friends at a funeral service in Dublin on Wednesday. The 87-year-old poet, (...)

Anne Enright will help celebrate 25 years of the Irish Writers Centre with an event on Thursday. Photograph:   Alan Betson

The Centre Holds Smock Alley Theatre, Thursday, 10 November, 6:30pm The Irish Writers Centre is marking its 25th anniversary with an anthology of ess(...)

Pat Shortt (right) in The Flag: “This goes back to the older class of emigrant. We want to give that feeling of the guy down on his luck.”

“As you can see, I am not pulling any faces. I’m not jumping around. There are no jazz hands,” Pat Shortt tells me. It’s a lovely autumn afternoon,(...)

Mel Gibson in Dublin where he is scouting locations for his upcoming movie with Sean Penn in which the Irish capital will double for Oxford. Photograph: Cathal Burke/Vipireland.com

It has been confirmed that Mel Gibson and Sean Penn will be in Dublin this month to begin work on a film adaptation of Simon Winchester’s 1998 bestsel(...)

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