Irish couple Mark Pollock and Simone George speaking at Ted 2018 in Vancouver. Photograph: Ryan Lash/TED

A Ted Talk by an Irish couple – explorer Mark Pollock and human rights lawyer Simone George – about using acceptance and hope to deal with grief, from(...)

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) and Winnie the Pooh

A few years ago the first trailer for Paddington arrived to an almost universally hostile reception. Disturbed by the uncanny-valley quality of the ex(...)

“Whoever created this account has won, not only the internet, but, yes, my stone cold heart,” David Harbour tweeted

Assuming everyone in the world has already binge-watched the second season of Stranger Things on Netflix and even burned through every episode of afte(...)

Colin Farrell in Tigerland

It has been 17 long years since Colin Farrell first appeared in a major feature. There have been some personal inconveniences along the way, but he ha(...)

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope: Stefanie Preissner. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Stefanie Preissner, the 28-year-old writer of RTÉ’s new comedy drama Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, accepts a coffee from Amy Huberman, who is wearing a big (...)

Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff: a public space named after the author.

Afternoon tea was rather fabulous. There were scrumdiddlyumptious snozzberries, edible teapots, yummy scrummy sandwich bars, loopy lollipop shortbrea(...)

The Jaws first edition also included a drawing by the author, Peter Benchley. The book’s popularity was boosted by the film (bottom right)

The auction of 20th-century first edition books, novels, poetry and drama, collected by Dr Philip Murray, was held at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin on (...)

Robin Williams: In the wake of his death statements such as: ‘If I keep them laughing, they can’t delve any deeper’ will be parsed for meaning and significance.   Photograph: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Robin Williams was in an alley in central London, behind the Comedy Store venue, shivering because of the cold and strung out because he so desperatel(...)

Is the pen mightier than the ring?

Prenuptial agreements in Ireland appear to be on the rise even though they still lack any legal footing and don’t necessarily have a significant impac(...)

From the early days of the uprising against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the residents of Kafranbel, a small town in northwestern Syria, have car(...)

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