Hazel Doupe is funny, awkward and inspirational   in Float Like a Butterfly

Carmel Winters attacks important social issues with a mainstream energy that stirs the blood in her award-winning follow-up to the mysterious Snap. Sy(...)

Michael Lavelle, head of Citigroup’s UK and Ireland corporate and investment banking business

Investors are primed for the State to sell another batch of shares in AIB, as the lender’s shares have soared in value and are trading at a premium to(...)

Cardboard Gangsters: Noisy, loud, violent and sad

Six years ago, Mark O’Connor, an inventive young Dubliner, impressed festival crowds with his rough-hewn debut Between the Canals. Few young film-make(...)

Classiebawn Castle in Mullaghmore, Co Sligo  Photograph: Trish Punch/Lonely Planet/Getty

A woman who says she was the life partner of the late businessman Hugh Tunney has been granted a High Court injunction preventing her removal as direc(...)

Clerys: the insurance claim relating to  flooding in 2013 resulted in an insurance payout far higher than the destroyed assets were valued in the company’s books. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The company that sold Clerys department store this summer benefited from a €7.7 million gain over flood damage in 2013. New accounts also suggest t(...)

Former concession holders are considering a High Court court move next week to block the appointment of KPMG as liquidators. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Some 12 former concession holders of the now closed Clerys department store in Dublin are considering an application to the High Court next week to b(...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

Kerry Fox and Mark Rylance  in the sexually explicit mainstream film ‘Intimacy’

The Fifty Shades juggernaut rolled into town recently amid a storm of white-hot hype, only to be met with stinging criticism. Chief among the gripe(...)

Michael Lavelle, the well-known Dublin legal eagle and property investor, is preparing to march his newly renamed firm, Lavelle Solicitors, from its c(...)

David Coleman and Michael Lavelle of Lavelle Coleman prior to their split.

Solicitor Michael Lavelle has issued High Court proceedings against his long-time colleague in the firm of Lavelle Coleman, David Coleman. The proceed(...)

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