Kristin Scott Thomas at the Cannes Film Festival in France last May. 'There are lots of films that I’m proud to have even been attached to,' she says. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Kristin Scott Thomas sits down with a little theatrical shiver. The actor may have perfected glacial onscreen manners – think Fiona, the snooty friend(...)

Saoirse Ronan accepting the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated in the leading actress category at this year’s Bafta Film Awards, for her performance in Lady Bird. The nomination (...)

Saoirse Ronan wins Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for ‘Lady Bird’. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Retuers

Saoirse Ronan, the most celebrated Irish actor of her generation, has won the award for best actress in a comedy or musical at the 75th Golden Globes.(...)

Knockdrin Castle, Co Westmeath

The Westmeath family home of former DCU president Ferdinand von Prondzynski has been placed for sale on the international market seeking €13.5 million(...)

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

One of the foremost historians on the first World War war has compared US President Donald Trump to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Professor Margaret MacMillan,(...)

A man holds a Catalan pro-independence ‘Estelada’ flag during a demonstration in support of the referendum in Catalonia on Sunday. Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

Somebody should surely have told the Madrid government last week that using the Guardia Civil to stop Catalans casting ballots was a crass idea – and (...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Ó Feargháil and guest speaker  Alan Quinlan prior to the Oireachtas symposium on  mental health at  Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwells

Politicians are not immune from suffering mental health problems, and Government policy must be updated to tackle the issue, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fe(...)

Moira O’Neill, who has died aged 94, was possibly the oldest hotelier in Ireland and certainly one of the most celebrated. For more than seven decades(...)

The Border problem can be dealt with only if the UK stays in the customs union and, preferably, also the single market. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

If you write about Northern Ireland, you face heavy fines if you fail to refer regularly to Winston Churchill’s great rhetorical evocation of “the dre(...)

Actor Robert Hardy speaks outside the Churchill War Rooms Museum at a Battle of Britain anniversary celebration on August 20th, 2010 in London. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The family of Robert Hardy has paid tribute to the “gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified” actor, who has died at the age of 91. Hardy was be(...)

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