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Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

Olivia Cooke: ‘You get a job to do and you can’t be put off by the fact that Steven Spielberg is on set with you every single day. Or that you’re acting with Mark Rylance. You can’t focus on that.’ Photograph:  Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

Lockdown has been a strange time for everyone, including Olivia Cooke. At 26, the star of ITV’s Vanity Fair and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One ha(...)

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Irish software developer Nearform has launched a new contact tracing app in the US, bringing the technology used in the HSE’s contact tracing app to D(...)

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

Best reads of 2020: IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person (...)

Jesse Eisenberg in Vivarium

Jesse Eisenberg is one of those lesser-spotted Hollywood stars. he’s modest, funny and engaged, takes questions at face value and operates no filte(...)

Herself stars Clare Dunne, who is alo co-writer, and is directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Photograph: Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

The Irish film Herself has premiered to breathlessly positive notices at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Mention has already been made of the 2021(...)

Sing Street: Brenock O’Connor in Enda Walsh’s adaptation of John Carney’s film. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/NYT

A boy presses Play, and the world goes away. That basic, everyday magic act, variations of which have been practiced by restless adolescents since the(...)

Anna O’Carroll is a Lens-based visual artist who lives in New York

Anna O’Carroll is a Lens-based visual artist who lives in New York. She went to the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dún Laoghaire (IADT) an(...)

Polish film director Pawel Pawlikowski described Sarajevo as ‘hard to sleep in’, not just because of the parties but because it’s a mindf*ck of history’. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

“Michael, Michael” they shouted, gesticulating wildly with three fingered salutes from the cheap seats at a red carpet event on Susan Sontag Square. (...)

Michelle Walsh, Coolbaun, Fethard, Co Tipperary holds a photograph of her late daughter, Hollie Gilson. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

A woman with a history of attempted suicide took a fatal drug overdose less than an hour after being psychiatrically assessed as fit for discharge fro(...)

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