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Robert Sheehan> Photographs:Erin Patrice O’Brien/Netflix

Portlaoise-born actor’s star is rising. With a new season of hit Netflix show The Umbrella Academy ready to hit the screen, he talks about London l(...)

Juliane Mitchell with an Irish dancing trophy in a dress embroidered by her mother. Her medals are displayed behind her in a display made in Long Kesh by her father, a leading loyalist paramilitary who became a cross-comunity activist

“When you come to see me during the Easter break, I trust you will bring your medal with you and tell me all about the festival.” These words were wr(...)

Tara Lee: “When I was four years old, I remember being really bored, so my dad said: ‘Why don’t you write a song?’ So I wrote a song about a man in space and thought I was David Bowie.” Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

Tara Lee was born in the 1990s and can cite cultural cornerstones to prove it. Favourite movie? True Romance. First song she knew the words to? Heart-(...)

Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson in a new Sky Arts show, Urban Myths

Picture the scene. A casting meeting in an office somewhere in Greater London for Urban Myths, a Sky Arts satirical comedy series about things that m(...)

No-go zone: Ronan Keating with Laura Michelle Kelly  in Goddess

Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough, Michael Bay. Despite last week’s glitzy Dublin premiere . . . despite the presence of two Irish ac(...)

Dublin City Council assistant manager  Brendan Kenny:  warned that progress  in dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour in disadvantaged areas could unravel. “I would be very worried that with the cuts and reduction in services, things may go back so we need to keep concentration on it.”

A Dublin city school may close because of gangland activity, a meeting of former TDs and Senators has been told.Dublin City Council assistant manager (...)

Former minister for justice Nora Owen and former CAB legal officer Barry Galvin pictured prior to the meeting of the Irish Association of Former Parliamentarians. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Drugs and the IRA arrived together in the late 1960s, but security of the State took priority and received most resources, a gathering of former parli(...)