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LauraLynn’s “The Oscars” won the “Healthcare Initiative – End of Life Care” category of the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards, which were presented on Ma(...)

It’s the studio that rewrote the rules of animation, and it hasn’t let up since. So which is the best – and the worst – of Pixar’s 19 movies? 1. The (...)

Grief is a journey: every member of the family may be on the same train, but everyone is looking out of a different window, with a different view. Photograph: iStock

Death is a scary business. Just thinking about it is terrifying, so when children force you to talk about it, it can feel worse than a clown climbing (...)

Mud-slinging: Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) in Cars 3

To date, the Cars franchise has produced characters that children respond to, and films they fidget through. From the sequence’s inception, there ha(...)

Galway twins Conor and Eoin Dodd with their parents, Enda and Valerie,  in the background

Sheriff Woody Pride and the members of his Roundup gang have a lot to answer for among the millions of parents who can no longer discreetly rehome “ou(...)

Pixar success story: Toy Story 3

Thanks to much-loved Pixar films like Toy Story, Up, WALL-E, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille and Inside/Out, audiences all over the world happily embrace th(...)

 Paddy Cosgrave opens the Web Summit 2015 at the RDS, Dublin.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government is using the Web Summit as a “distraction” from the real issues impacting people on a day to day basis, founder Paddy Cosgrave said ahe(...)

Twitter said this week that it has linked up with payment processor Stripe, founded by the Irish Collison brothers, to let shoppers buy products directly with a tweet. (Photograph:Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

Steve Jobs simultaneously led two companies, Apple and Pixar, as chief executive. Elon Musk is running Tesla and SpaceX. Now more people are saying t(...)

Ben and Saoirse in Song of the Sea

In the Cartoon Saloon studios, a rabbit warren of spaces housed in a former brewery in Kilkenny, Jackie Cole is drawing mice. On her computer scree(...)

Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for “The Secret of Kells”

Things are on the up and up for Ireland’s animation industry, which is continuing to punch above its weight globally. Just this week, award-winning D(...)

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