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Iconic: the revolving door of the Shelbourne hotel, on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Flemming

Who knew that fancy hotels could be among the riskiest places in Dublin? Compensation culture has claimed its latest victim, and the city’s purists ar(...)

 Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli poses at the British embassy in Rome before receiving the medal of knighthood from the British ambassador to Italy in 2004. File photograph: Paolo Cocco/AFP/Getty Images

Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In a stat(...)

Thirty years ago in Limerick city, brothers Noel and Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawlor, auditioned a young singer from Ballybricken called Dolores(...)

Liam Neeson. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

This is not an obituary. Though it may read like one. A year ago, in quieter, gentler times, when Liam Neeson was just a famous actor, I interviewed h(...)

Spice cadets: Sporty, Baby, Scary, Ginger and Posh get ziggy wit’ it. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

Remember that party you held in your club with all those fusty old colonels and snooty dames? Remember how it was gatecrashed by those loud young wome(...)

 Naomi Watts: will play  “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret” in the pilot for Game of Thrones prequel.  Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Naomi Watts has signed on to play the lead in a Game of Thrones prequel series. The Oscar-nominated actor will be playing “a charismatic socialite hi(...)

Actor Mel Gibson. Sinn Féin arts spokesman Peadar Tóibín said Gibson’s lawyers had accused the producer of a movie part-filmed in Ireland, “of seeking to swindle Ireland’s tax authorities”. File photograph: Fred Prouser/Reuters

Allegations by Hollywood actor Mel Gibson that a production company attempted to defraud Ireland’s tax authorities, are a matter for the Revenue Commi(...)

Antony Beevor’s favourite war film: Bruno Cremer in The 317th Platoon, Pierre Schoendoerffer’s 1965 movie

For a long time now my wife has refused to watch a war movie with me. This is because I cannot stop grinding my teeth with annoyance at major historic(...)

Killiney Stores which closed in recent weeks attracted many celebrities

It’s the end of an era at Killiney Stores on the corner of Strathmore Road and Killiney Hill Road. The landmark shop with its sunny deck out front shu(...)

Film-makers have been including Jesus Christ in movies since the birth of the medium. The Son of God has, for the most part, been treated with bowed r(...)

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