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Golden Globes 2020: Saoirse Ronan’s nomination puts her on track for a fourth Oscar nod in January. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated as best actress in a drama at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards. The Irish actor, still only 25, picks up her fifth Gl(...)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag

A couple of months ago, I found myself in a packed cinema to see a live theatre performance of one of the best shows on television. That came with the(...)

Roisin Conaty as Marcella in GameFace: “I think I’ve got an Irish sensibility for language – I like how people talk.”

Row-is-in. Roy-sin. Rosh-een. Roy-shin. Ros-in. You get the impression that Roisin Conaty has been introduced in all manner of ways in her lifetime, b(...)

Ricky Gervais in After LIfe: slovenly, hard-drinking and misanthropic

Everyone is very concerned about Tony, a man affected by personal tragedy. Once, the protagonist of After Life (Netflix, now streaming) was apparently(...)

Director and writer Stephen Merchant at the TV Empire Awards in London last year. Photograph:  John Phillips/Getty Images

There’s no missing Stephen Merchant. When The Office, which he co-wrote with Ricky Gervais, first arrived on BBC2 he was, to most viewers, no more tha(...)

After Life, which stars Ricky Gervais and Kerry Godliman. Photograph: Netflix

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind March 1st The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Chiwetel Ejiofor is the writer, director and star. Photograph: Ne(...)

 Grainia Long, chief executive, ISPCC at the launch of the ISPCC annual report in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The number of children using the internet and text messages to access Childline’s services increased by a third last year. Childline said it answere(...)

As Amazon currently scouts the United States in search of a location for its new HQ2 city mayors from several major cities have been using their best chat-up lines to woo the retail giant. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images

I always found it hard to watch British comedy series The Office. Its intense reliance on cringe comedic value made me feel the same way others do abo(...)

Saoirse Ronan: Golden Globe and Oscar contender, at the American Film Institute annual  Awards at Four Seasons Hotel in  Beverly Hills on Saturday. Photograph:  Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Ah, The Golden Globes. Once a year, we stop to ponder why this odd ceremony continues to attract such furious attention. Professional awards such as t(...)

Keith Chegwin: he played up his persona as a cheeky scouser in Multi-Coloured Swap Shop. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty

Keith Chegwin Born: January 17th, 1957 Died: December 11th, 2017 Keith Chegwin, who has died aged 60 after suffering from the lung disease idiopathic(...)

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