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 Nicolas Otamendi misses a tackle on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ striker Raul Jimenez. Photograph: Getty Images

There are many issues with Return of the Jedi, not the least significant of which is the fact that it ends in essentially the same way that A New Hope(...)

Director Louis Leterrier on the set of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

If you were an 1980s kid it’s likely you were scared by three things. The Gremlins from, eh, Gremlins, The Fireys from Labyrinth and, perhaps most ter(...)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which was partially filmed on Skellig Michael with Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Photograph: Jonathan Olley

The production firm behind the Star Wars blockbuster movie The Last Jedi has received €3.43 million in tax credits from the Revenue Commissioners. Th(...)

In the four lessons per week I have with most of my students, I learn everything I need to know about their parents. Illustration: iStock

The soft-touch parent You are forever writing excuse notes for your child. You often allow a lie-in during the week because your child is tired. When(...)

Carrie Fisher at the European premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, in 2015. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

The most recent Star Wars film – the prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story – might’ve left a disturbing lack of faith among its dedicated fan base, leading (...)

A Star Wars fan dressed as Chewbacca, suffering seasickness on a boat trip to Skellig Michael during the inaugural May The 4th Be With You festival in the Co Kerry village of Portmagee, Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Force is all-powerful in Co Kerry, as Star Wars fans flocked today to the first ever May The 4th Be With You festival. Enthusiasts dressed as Dar(...)

Avengers: Infinity War: the team behind the film has gone to great lengths to guard the story prior to its release this week. Photograph: Marvel Studios Photograph: Marvel Studios

This article may contain spoilers. Possibly. The word has been so semantically unstable of late that we’re not entirely sure. Speaking to Benedict Cu(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May:  how will the EU act when it comes to securing a trade deal with a country that is still the fifth largest economy in the world? Photograph: EPA

Here comes another tortuous year of Brexit, and it will be tiresome to read about. So I’m getting in early. The frothing anti-EU British press will de(...)

The Pepsi ad with Kendall Jenner that sought to capitalise on Black Lives Matter set new standards for tone deafness

Welcome to this column’s annual Get Off My Lawn! awards. Once again we assess the 10 most annoyingly pointless stories of the year. We’re talking abou(...)

Star Wars on  Skellig Micheal: visits on a permit system are meant to be capped at 11,100 annually  but  increased to 16,000 in 2017. Photographs: Lucasfilm

An Taisce has urged Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan to intervene over the “rebranding” of Kerry’s Skellig Michael as a “Disney-Lucasfilm fantasy (...)

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