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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 (...)

The Dublin Barnacles hostel in Temple Bar, which made more than €8 million, includes 171 bed spaces across 35 rooms and three floors.

Property developer John Lally of MHL Hotel Collection has sold two Barnacles hostels in Dublin and Galway for more than €12 million – about €1 million(...)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: terrible, but features an eight-year-old Pia Zadora as a Martian child

Is it too early for a feature on Santa Claus in cinema? Well, tough. You’re getting one anyway. The decorations are up. The latest version of the Grin(...)

In recent years racing’s regulator has endured repeated blows to its reputation when it comes to doping.

If 2019 does prove to be the birth of a brave new anti-doping dawn for Irish racing then 2018’s labour pangs still won’t be easily forgotten. So far (...)

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