Antonio Maurogiovanni: “The athletes will continue to prepare for the final Olympic Qualification [regatta] and World Cup Three in May and for the Olympic Games in July. We are reviewing our planned training camps abroad.”

Ireland’s high performance director, Antonio Maurogiovanni, has continued to see a line through the unprecedented challenges faced by his team of Olym(...)

Jack L on stage
Jack L: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m in the middle of The Big Yaroo by Patrick McCabe, his follow-up to The Butcher Boy. It’s about Francie Brady’s continuing (...)

Midsommar, directed by Ari Aster, takes third place

Oh look, it’s that person again. “I haven’t been to the cinema for years as there’s never anything good on.” “Really? Did you not enjoy Marriage Story(...)

Toronto International Film Festival: Nicole Kidman at the Goldfinch premiere. Photograph: Amy Sussman/Getty

I can’t get away from Adam Driver. There he was at the Winter Garden screening of The Report. A few hours later he was back in the same theatre to rem(...)

Aontú TD Peadar Tóibín, who interrupted High Court proceedings against a number of beef plant protesters  by claiming to make representations on their behalf, was told by a judge he had no right of audience in the court.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A TD, who interrupted High Court proceedings against a number of beef plant protesters today by claiming to make representations on their behalf, was (...)

Florence Pugh and Alexander Skarsgard in The Little Drummer Girl. Photograph: Jonathan Olley/BBC/The Little Drummer Girl Distribution Ltd

Whatever came next for The Ink Factory – the production studio behind Hotel Artemis, A Most Wanted Man and, most notably, The Night Manager – was alwa(...)

Still beating: Alexander Skarsgård and Florence Pugh in ‘The Little Drummer Girl’

All decent folk will feel glad for John le Carré. It must be gratifying to find yourself at the centre of the conversation as you negotiate your 87th (...)

Sally Hawkins and Doug Jones in The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro

Be in no doubt. The current, slight favourite for the best picture Oscar is a lovely thing. It has taken over 60 years, but Guillermo del Toro has tu(...)

Chris Hemsworth in '12 Strong'

If you thought Hollywood couldn’t make the ongoing war in Afghanistan look like The Magnificent Seven, then you don’t know Hollywood. Nicolai Fuglsig’(...)

Expect a “La La Land” sweep on the night, including best film, best director and best actress

Spoiler alert! La La Land is going to win best picture at this weekend’s Oscars. Roll up the red carpet. Shelve the champagne flutes. Send the televis(...)

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