Director Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards’ has received strong reviews since its premiere. File   photograph: Warren Toda/EPA

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has unexpectedly won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.(...)

Saoirse Ronan as Eilis in Brooklyn: actor is the owner of Slaney Productions Ltd.  Photograph: Kerry Brown/courtesy Twentieth Century Fox

Saoirse Ronan’s star turn in the award-winning Brooklyn has paid off handsomely for the young actor’s bank balance with retained profits soaring at he(...)

Zara Finn, a Leaving Cert student from Cork, has moved to Inis Meáin for the year. “I start my day with a run along the beach, the only sounds are the waves crashing against the limestone rock,” she says

“Inis Meáin? Why are you there?” It’s a question that surfaces as soon as the subject arises in conversation. The answer? There’s a long story behin(...)

Eunice Adeleye was born in Ireland to Nigerian parents in 2007. In school her favourite subject is maths. She loves to dress up and get her hair done. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and Kim Haughton’s project Portrait of a Century is genius in both its simplicity and impact. The Irish pho(...)

Paul Gleeson with a copy of the original Lease from 1811 at the restored Merchant’s House and Store in Kilrush. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Remember the terrible scene in the movie Brooklyn when bitter old shopkeeper “Nettles” Kelly invites Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) up to her sitting room to t(...)

Irish actress Ruth Negga: "I don't think I was prepared for how much I have to talk about myself. I find that intensely boring."

Ruth Negga accommodates a rare combination of strength and frailty. She professes to nervousness when speaking in public. She talks sincerely of a ne(...)

Killer clowns: “The story reached the heights of absurdity when newspapers began pointing out that the lurking individuals in big shoes weren’t ‘real clowns’.”

It is time for our annual round up of the most annoyingly persistent garbage of the year. These are the stories that didn’t much matter. This is a dis(...)

Jim Sheridan and Brendan Ogle of ‘Home Sweet Home’ at Apollo House at Poolbeg Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It’s been just over two years since Jonathan Corrie, a homeless man, was found dead yards from Dáil Éireann as our elected parliamentarians went to wo(...)

A homeless person begs in Dublin city centre, above. On Thursday night, co-founder of Home Sweet Home, trade unionist Brendan Ogle, told The Irish Times the group had identified a Nama-managed property in the city centre and planned to stage a “citizens’ intervention in the homelessness crisis”. File photograph: Getty Images

About 100 “concerned citizens”, including high-profile personalities, have gathered in Dublin on Thursday night to take over Apollo House, a Nama prop(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, Lynn Rosenthal and Jacinta Carey speaking at the Safe Ireland Summit  in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, and his appointment of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, hung over a major confere(...)