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An entertainer has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a young man in Dublin. File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

An entertainer has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a young man in Dublin. The accused, who is in his mid-20s, cannot be named as a result o(...)

George Salmon: In 1833, aged just 14 years, he entered Trinity College, where he was to spend his entire career.

As you pass through the main entrance of Trinity College, the iconic Campanile stands before you, flanked, in pleasing symmetry, by two statues. On th(...)

Elizabeth McGovern: ‘I did feel like a fish out of water for a long time. I don’t anymore.’ Photograph: Aaron Richter/New York Times

The British period drama Downton Abbey launched in a nice teatime telly slot on ITV in 2010, looking decidedly out of place on a medium then defined b(...)

Stranger Things: Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, Noah Schnapp and Gaten Matarazzo. Photograph: Bryan Derballa/New York Times

It must be strange to live in a town in the US Midwest that is home to nefarious conspiracies, secret experiments and a portal to an alternate dimensi(...)

Jordanne Jones in Metal Heart

Hugh O’Conor, making his debut as a feature director, and Paul Murray, moving from novels to screenplays, aren’t tearing up much new ground in this ch(...)

The sailors of a 26-foot pleasure craft refused to get out of the shipping lane and delayed the approach of the 90-metre Corinthian, a 4,000 tonne cruise liner, Dublin District Court heard.

Two men sailing erratically in the shipping lane of Dublin Port were drunk and told gardaí to F-off when they went out in a lifeboat and asked them to(...)

 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

Jonathan Lennon (35), from Clonee, Dublin 15, at court on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A civil servant in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) gave a tip-off about the imminent arrest of a suspect for the murder of dis(...)

Statue of Robert Emmet on Embassy Row at 24th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Washington: How Lincoln came to be familiar with Emmet’s speech is not known. Photograph: Carol M Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty

On a leafy corner of northwest Washington stands a statue of Irish nationalist hero Robert Emmet. The bronze statue is one of four scattered around (...)

Hailee Steinfeld in Bumblebee

One of the biggest (and most pleasant) surprises of the movie year arrives as the minute hand closes in on New Year’s Day. Okay, the utter loveliness (...)

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