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 Bray seafront which is often filled with locals and visitors on sunny days. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Perched just across the border line of Dublin into Wicklow, about 12 miles south of Dublin city centre, Bray – Ireland’s fourth-largest town, has one (...)

The business of beauty
The business of beauty

The Irish cosmetic business has been undergoing a miraculous makeover and producing a stable of winning formulations and organic products that are gai(...)

John Gleeson, head of media and entertainment at Grant Thornton: “Section 481 is intended to act as a stimulus to the growth of the film industry in Ireland.”

Here’s a movie quiz question: name five major Hollywood films that have been made in Ireland. That’s easy, right? There was The Quiet Man with John Wa(...)

Edna O’Brien: Doesn’t think she could have written so much had she been married. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg/Rex

Edna O’Brien, once Ireland’s most scandalous woman, arrives in the lobby of the Merrion Hotel and praises a scent that she traces to an arrangement of(...)

Danny Huston in chamber thriller ‘Pressure’, which is being screened as part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

It beggars belief that Danny Huston didn’t properly commit to acting until he was in his late 30s. It’s not just that he comes from one of Hollywoo(...)

The New Inn thing

A recent addition to the pubs of Dublin, visitors may have noticed, is one called Mary’s in Wicklow Street. It’s just across from the side of Brown(...)

Fisherman’s blues: Don Wycherley as Bobeen in ‘After Sarah Miles’

 Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin *** “Would you believe I still haven’t seen Ryan’s Daughter?” asks Bobeen, played with shambling charm by(...)

Kenneth Egan is welcomed outside Government Buildings by Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald. Fine Gael beat Fianna Fáil to the punch in signing Olympic medallist Egan..
Miriam Lord’s Week

IN the shadowy world of compromised telephony, eternal vigilance is the watchword. The need for secure lines of communication has always(...)

The Night of the Hunter

Every now and then, we can be a little patronising about our forefathers. How remarkable – they understood all kinds of things about the persistence o(...)

Choice voices: Hozier at an acoustic session. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

‘It’s no good making art for yourself. It lives when somebody sees it.” The artist Alice Maher is sitting in front of an open fire in the back room of(...)