Vince Vaughn: brooding brilliance

Is there any end to the mighty talents of director, producer, cinematographer, and sometime novelist Steven Craig Zahler? As with his terrific horror-(...)

John Gleeson, head of media and entertainment at Grant Thornton: “Section 481 is intended to act as a stimulus to the growth of the film industry in Ireland.”

Here’s a movie quiz question: name five major Hollywood films that have been made in Ireland. That’s easy, right? There was The Quiet Man with John Wa(...)

The business of beauty
The business of beauty

The Irish cosmetic business has been undergoing a miraculous makeover and producing a stable of winning formulations and organic products that are gai(...)

The film critic Barry Norman who has died after a long and distinguished career. Photograph: Getty

The film critic Barry Norman has died at the age of 83. The journalist and former BBC presenter died in his sleep on Friday night. A statement from (...)

The Coach House at Old Conna Village

Old Conna Village lies in the grounds of Aravon House in Rathmichael, which was sold last year by songwriter Chris de Burgh to John Scottus School – a(...)

Mervyn Stewart at The Guinea Pig restaurant in Dalkey. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of Dalkey’s best known and longest established restaurants is for sale through agent CBRE at more than €850,000. Yet Mervyn Stewart, proprietor o(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

  Oscar winners Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone,  Viola Davis and  Casey Affleck: Davis’s glance at Affleck – who some years ago made an out of court settlement with two women who accused him of sexual harassment – does not “says it all”. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

So apparently Leonardo DiCaprio hates Emma Stone. That’s what I’ve deduced from coverage of last weekend’s Oscars. Watch as DiCaprio presents Stone wi(...)

Feel-bad factor: US president Donald Trump  at a news conference. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Donald Trump and his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, are winning the media war. And they’re winning because those of us who work in traditional journa(...)

Damien Chazelle accepts the Best Director Oscar for La La Land at the  89th Annual Academy Awards.  Best picture is voted in a proportional system. Best director is first past the post. Photograph:  Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Something truly remarkable just happened at the Oscars. No, not that. For the first time, a film by an African-American director won best picture. Her(...)