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Gordon D’Arcy is greatly underestimated in Irish rugby. It is only when he is absent that people see his real value. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Approaching the summit of Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary, the great New Zealand mountaineer, famously confronted a staggering challenge. An impassable (...)

Sandra Bullock in Gravity: ‘She is an amazing actress. She is precise and disciplined. To perform under these conditions is a miracle’

Lord, we’re sick of sequels. Heavens, we’re tired of remakes. We’ve had enough adaptations of comic books. It would be nice if somebody could direct a(...)

Anthony Horowitz: ‘It’s an interesting aspect of children’s books, isn’t it? The glee with which the parents are killed in the first chapter.’ Photograph: Jon Cartwright

Anthony Horowitz is breaking bad. At 58, the creator of the clean-cut young adult hero Alex Rider has turned his spotlight on a hired assassin- in his(...)


Daniel Radcliffe: will play the role of Sebastian Coe in a film entitled Gold. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Daniel Radcliffe is set to play London 2012 boss Sebastian Coe in a film about his track battles with fellow athlete Steve Ovett three decades ago. Th(...)

Where will you be Wednesday, October 16th at midnight? Actually, you may not have any choice in the matter, as we’ve already been told we will be trem(...)

Julian Lennon. Paul Dalglish. Cameron Douglas. It’s never easy following in your father’s footsteps when dad happens to be really, really good at his (...)

Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

So, imagine that Twilight and Harry Potter got drunk together one night, lost all inhibitions and ended up falling foolishly into the same bed. Nine m(...)

Louisa Crowley, with her daughters Fia and Keeva, at home in Drumcondra, Dublin. 
Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Is home birth safe? It depends on who you ask.Women who have had their babies at home are often evangelical about the experience. For the HSE, whic(...)

For all the supposed magic on screen, the greatest miracle associated with Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is the fact that it exists at all. Over the (...)

 Eoin Colfer: “I’m just the writer, down there with the caterer”

Eoin Colfer, one of Ireland’s most successful authors, is about to taste even more success. Disney is to make a film of his first novel Artemis Fowl w(...)

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