Scott McTominay: José Mourinho preferred the 21-year-old to Paul Pogba recently, dropping the Frenchman for the game against Sevilla. Photograph: Brunskill/Getty

The DW Fitness gym, Morecambe, northwest England, Tuesday night. Forty-eight hours after shackling Eden Hazard in Manchester United’s win over Chelsea(...)

Julia Stiles  and Iwan Rheon in Riviera

Hold on to your diamond-cut champagne glasses – there’s high drama on Sky show Riviera as the broadcaster has declined to submit it to the Irish Film (...)

The band’s lavish Popmart tour in Vegas in 1997. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Reuters

Through a fair chunk of the 1990s and 2000s, The Joshua Tree was perceived as the embodiment of everything toe-curling about U2: it was earnest, preac(...)

Down with this sort of thing: Graham Linehan addresses the  Parents for Choice protest against the Government decision to hand over the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity religious order.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As a cursory scan of the airwaves attests, the decision to hand over ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to the Sisters of Charity (...)

Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness says ‘certain promoters, certain managers and certain acts connive’ in ticket touting. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sometimes the answers you’re after come from the most unlikely sources. Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness spoke with former Dire Straits manager Ed Bi(...)

Mary Mitchell-O’Connor told Richard Boyd Barrett that Ardmore Studios “is being placed on the market for sale as a going concern”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Planning restrictions on the site of Ardmore Studios in Co Wicklow mean it will be retained as a film-only zoning, Minister for Enterprise Mary Mitche(...)

The funeral of Anthony Cronin at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The status of Anthony Cronin as not just an artist, but a champion of the arts was reflected in the turnout at his funeral service in Dublin. Presid(...)

Ivan Yates with his wife, Deirdre: Rumours of  his departure for Wales were exaggerated.

It was the year of Brexit, the Panama papers and Ivan Yates leaving Newstalk. But our number one most-read is not one of these. Nor is it the perenni(...)

  Ardmore Studios chief Siún Ní Raghallaigh: Along with Screen Producers Ireland chief executive Barbara Galvin, she has been outspoken about the need to expand facilities for the film industry in Ireland. Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Some of the most storied characters of Irish and international stage and screen have passed through the gates of Ardmore Studios. And that’s not jus(...)

Mel Gibson  on the set of his latest movie, The Professor and the Madman, which he is shooting in Dublin city and Ardmore with Sean Penn

The studio behind the Penny Dreadful series and the Tudors is being put on the market. Bray-based Ardmore Studios has been one of Ireland’s most succ(...)

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