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Irish citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Egypt

EGYPT A NO-GO Following three deadly bomb blasts in Egypt in the space of a week, the Department of Foreign Affairs has advised Irish citizens to(...)

Chris O’Dowd received the nomination for best performance by an actor in a leading role for his performance in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” opposite Hollywood star James Franco.

Irish actors Chris O’Dowd and Sarah Greene have been nominated for Tony Awards, Broadway’s answer to the Oscars. O’Dowd, from Boyle, Co R(...)

A friend worked for a brief stint in a Dublin firm for a man he described as like ‘a cross between Fran from Love/Hate and David Brent’

Bof. That’s a big, Gallic shrug in response to reports that French ecology minister Ségolène Royal is a tough boss. If recent leaks are t(...)

Domhnall Gleeson (son of Brendan Gleeson) is to appear in the 7th Star Wars film.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Rising Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson is to appear in JJ Abrams’s highly anticipated seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise. Speculati(...)

Arklu’s Pirate Queen doll

I like to think that, even as a child, I was realistic about the opportunities the adult world presented to me. When I grew up, I wanted to be (...)

Havok began life as a spinout from Trinity College Dublin in 1998, and its technologies are currently being used in more than 500 titles, including many of the major video games on the market, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Intel-owned Irish games technology company Havok has been chosen to supply the technology that powers the new title (...)

Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner: ‘Some of Rowling’s people have seen the show, and she obviously know it exists. But she just lets us be.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Two guys; a handful of props; all seven Harry Potter books in 70 minutes. That’s the premise of Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner’s (...)

Mark Thomas: ‘After you die do you really want people to say: he paid his mortgage on time and, by golly, he advertised bread?’

One morning recently at 5am, Mark Thomas and his friend Tracy were pasting posters over the top of estate agents’ signs. “The posters just said(...)

“I love pop music. When that realisation hit, I started working on the idea of making tune that would sound amazing on radio”

On St Patrick’s Day, Daithí Ó Drónaí performed a gig in Dublin’s Mansion House on the same bill as Martin Hayes. Both are fiddle players from (...)

Terry Gilliam on the set of new film The Zero Theorem: “I don’t hate technology. I just hate the religion around it”

‘I’ve been in bed for three days so that I could get myself well enough to actually speak,” rasps Terry Gilliam into his tea. Maybe so. But, pr(...)

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