Landore Hall is a whopper of a mid-1800s property just opposite Orwell Medical Clinic in Rathgar

The tone is firmly set at Landore Hall – a whopper of a mid-1800s property just opposite Orwell Medical Clinic in Rathgar – by the champagne sink in t(...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)

A scene from Terminator Salvation: “Any apocalyptic vision of AI can be disregarded,” says Prof Luciano Floridi. The worst-case scenario is when the development of AI  benefits the minority.

There is a disturbing moment in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey when the sentient ship computer Hal suffers a meltdown. Outside, in the depth(...)

Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in an elevator scene in Fifty Shades Darker

Here comes that Big Fat Bore again. Weren’t films much sexier when they were less explicit? I don’t know about you, but I find a glimpse of Cyd Chari(...)

Matthew McConaughey: "A bowling alley at 10pm on a school night? Let’s do it. Pizza for breakfast? Great idea. Milkshakes with the pizza? Even better." (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images)

Matthew McConaughey stretches out of his chair, stretches his arm out for a handshake and stretches back down in one long, languid movement. I’m wr(...)

I’m constantly surprised by how few of Ireland’s urban chefs attempt to grow even a little of their own ingredients. Yes, yes, I appreciate that the w(...)

Sir Nick Faldo, director Pedro Almodóvar, Jackie Chan and Simon Cowell are among the celebrities whose names have been linked with the Panama Papers.

There is nothing illegal about moving money offshore. To begin with, during the 1970s it was a way of moving cash around at a time of widespread curre(...)

Donnacha Dennehy: his approach to words and voices is reverential

Sometimes you really don’t end up where you thought you would. Last week the National Concert Hall presented Imagining Home, a series of concerts as (...)

Chiwetel Ejiofor was nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in 12 Years a Slave. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

The great Chiwetel Ejiofor is contemplating the inevitable business of allowing corners of your private life to become public. He doesn’t much like t(...)

Predictions for May: The new Amazon Prime motoring series begins, and the first episode consists entirely of Jeremy Clarkson speaking directly to the camera and “just saying what’s on his mind.” Three international incidents, a dozen lawsuits and one minor war result, along with a vendetta against Clarkson from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Neil Briscoe dusted off his crystal ball to foresee the year ahead - but his predictions are about as likely to arrive as flying cars January Volksw(...)

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