Cpl Patrick Gallagher from Derrintogher, Co Mayo, of the US Marines was shot dead while on patrol in Da Nang on March 30th, 1967.

The US navy is to name a ship after a young Mayo man Cpl Patrick (Bob) Gallagher who was killed in Vietnam in 1967, it was announced in New York on Mo(...)

Frances McDormand accepts the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, a fantastic romance involving the relationship between a mute janitor and an aquatic creature, has won best f(...)

Mr Xi has discarded the attempt by Deng Xiaoping to institutionalise checks on the power of China’s leaders — itself a reaction to the wild excesses of the era of Mao Zedong.

Sometimes an announcement succeeds in being both unsurprising and shocking. It had long been evident that China’s Xi Jinping would not — indeed, could(...)

Producer Peter Czernin, British-Irish filmmaker Martin McDonagh  and British producer Graham Broadbent (right) pose with their awards for Outstanding British Film for the film  at the Baftas at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has won best film at the British Academy of Film and Television awards (Bafta) at the Roya(...)

After one violent scene in ‘I, Tonya’, someone turns to the screen and says: ‘This didn’t happen’

Earlier this year, as Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk boomed through the world’s cinemas, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore, historian of that battle, stepped up to t(...)

US president Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “The Trump administration’s successful devaluation of the dollar is playing with fire.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

It is beyond cliché to point out that the most dangerous words in finance are: “This time is different.” But, like many a cliché, it happens to be tru(...)

Will Forte and Domhnall Gleeson in ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’. Photograph: John P Fleenor/Netflix

“Do you only talk in one-liners?” asks latest extramarital interest for Doug Kenney (Will Forte), the co-founder of the National Lampoon. “I also know(...)

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.(...)

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