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Hollywood Actor Matt Damon has sent a message of support by video to the children, families and staff of Dublin’s Temple Street Hospital. The Oscar-w(...)

50 scary films to watch at Halloween
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  • October 18, 2020, 06:00

No Halloween parties. No trick-or-treating. What else is there to do but scare ourselves silly watching some terrifying films? Below you’ll find 50(...)

Talia Shire, Sylvester Stallone and Sico in Rocky IV (1985). Over the years, a cult following has pored over Sico’s interesting history. Photograph: MGM

The tale of the vanishing robot from Rocky IV won’t go away. A month or so ago, Sylvester Stallone announced he would be cutting Sico, amusing mechani(...)

Cosmo Jarvis: ‘Acting has been a real passion forever.’

“I’m the worst version of myself in interviews,” says Cosmo Jarvis apologetically. “I tend to speak too much anyway. I ramble on. So I get quite heav(...)

Steve Wall: ‘The people and places and experiences of Clare were a huge part of me becoming a songwriter’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Stunning and The Walls singer reflects on his life and the 2017 car crash that devastated his family “It was a year from hell” for Stev(...)

The wings fold up in a demonstration of the Terrafugia “Flying Car” during the first day of press previews at the New York International Automobile Showon April 4, 2012 in New York. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP via Getty Images

2020 is one of those years. No, not in that sense (well, obviously in that sense but that’s not what we’re talking about here…). No, 2020 is one of th(...)

Director Alan Parker is pictured in Moscow in 2004. File photograph: AP Photo/Misha Japaridze

Sir Alan Parker, who has died at the age of 76, was one among a wave of British directors – Ridley Scott and Adrian Lyne were others – who emerged fro(...)

Eddie Irvine’s house in Dalkey which was rented by Matt Damon and his family during lockdown.

A distracting highlight of the Covid-19 confinement was the media excitement around Matt Damon’s residency in the coastal Dublin village of Dalkey for(...)

Belfast Harbour Studios applied for planning permission to quadruple the size of its existing complex.

In an isolated corner of Northern Ireland a small number of aged, wooden buildings sit on the edge of Torr Head, a stone’s throw away from the Irish S(...)

Matt Damon with Mary Caviston outside her Corner Note Café in Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph courtesy of Mary Caviston/New York Times

On Easter Sunday, while on her afternoon stroll, the Irish novelist Denise Deegan realised she still had not yet called her mother. “Hello” she said c(...)

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