Fjokra performing on stage. ‘At first I was inspired by a mixture of my love for hip hop, my background in classical music, experimental heavy rock music and the electronic music scene in Manchester.’

Fiachra MacOireachtai is a classically-trained musician and composer for film and television, and the frontman for Fjokra, an “unpredictable pop” band(...)

Dressing down: When I was training, interns were supposed to look like Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, all pink cheeks and white coat. Now they look like DiCaprio in The Revenant, just after the bear got at him

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Emily Hourican: a “friendship audit” is sort of understandable and almost commendable, and sort of horrible

Don’t we just love the idea of “friends forever”? There is a magic to it that even four-year-olds get immediately. “We’re BFFs,” they say proudly, clu(...)

Machine man: James Cameron and a Terminator. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

“Ah, you’re from Dublin,” says James Cameron. “I had a honeymoon there many years ago.” I momentarily freeze. What is the correct etiquette here? Sho(...)

Casey Affleck: Manchester by the Sea performance deserves the best actor Oscar. Photograph: Emily Andrews/The New York Times

Oscar weekend and here we go again: who will win versus who should win. Last year’s Academy Awards were dominated by the lack of recognition for (...)

Liam Neeson signs autographs for fans as he arrives for the 2016 Irish Film and Drama awards at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Michael Chester/PA
Iftas 2016: Full list of winners
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  • April 10, 2016, 07:02

The 2016 Irish Film and Television Awards took place at The Mansion House on Dublin’s Dawson Street on Saturday night, turning stars purple with cold(...)

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Anaemic-looking nudes frolicking; orifices with foreign objects inserted; strange fantasy buildings; terrible tortures perpetrated amid the fires of (...)

Judge said he was “astounded” a more rapid reaction to initiate legal proceedings by Tulisa Contostavios did not take place. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

X Factor judge and singer Tulisa Contostavios has been refused permission to bring defamation proceedings against the Irish Sun newspaper arising from(...)

Singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London  today. Contostavlos is on trial accused of being concerned with the supply of a class A drug, which she denies. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos used code words to help broker a cocaine deal with an undercover reporter who claimed she was in the frame f(...)

Red carpet royalty: Channing Tatum, Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson all have high-profile films at Cannes

It’s not easy being a teen heartthrob. Every day you have to fight your way past hordes of screaming hormones when going out for hobnobs and Toilet Du(...)