Pierce Brosnan

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Pierce Brosnan: #MeToo ‘has been relevant and significant and well needed’, so the Bond films ‘will have to address that’. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty

Pierce Brosnan has said it is time for a woman to take on his former role as James Bond. “I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years.(...)

Neil Paul and Bríd Conroy, at their home in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

AFTER A WRONG TURN LED THEM TO DISCOVER AN ABANDONED CO MAYO SCHOOL, NEIL PAUL AND BRÍD CONROY HAVE TURNED IT INTO A HOME – AND OPENED A BOOKSHOP –(...)

John Wayne drags poor Maureen O’Hara across the windy turf like a cave man

Ask your dad about the mini-scandal that gathered around a TV series called The Spike in 1978. At this point Ireland was — to employ a term favoured(...)

Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, director Quentin Tarantino and Margot Robbie. Photograph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty

We are in the most famous of Cannes’s regally enormous beachfront hotels. A day has passed since the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time (...)

Tom Stade: ‘I live with my son who makes films, so I can’t watch films the same way I used to. He wrecked it for me’
Tom Stade: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I love books that give me an upper hand on knowing human behaviour. It helps me with my profession. I don’t use it for evil, on(...)

Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye. Photograph: United Artists

Pierce Brosnan, actor The first film I saw when I came to London as a boy was Goldfinger, which starred Sean Connery as 007. In Ireland, I had been b(...)

Covent Road, which runs alongside Athlumney Castle, has been earmarked as part of the route for the proposed Navan 2030 Athlumney to Trim cycle scheme. Photograph: Google Street View

An online petition has been started to protect an old stone wall and nearly two dozen trees along a street in Navan town which has been described by a(...)

Argentina’s Bautista Delguy scores his try last weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Ireland played New Zealand at Lansdowne Road in 2001, I took my then seven-year-old son, Teddy, hoping his first international rugby experience w(...)

Dave Rudden: “I came to Doctor Who through the novelisations. I didn’t know it was a TV show as a kid.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

These are heady days for fans of eccentric British time travellers. Doctor Who has just returned to our screens in the mildly controversial incarnatio(...)

Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in ‘Serenity’

With popular streaming services such as Netflix pouring outrageous sums of money into original movies – albeit with mixed success – it is hardly surpr(...)

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