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Mary and the Witch’s Flower: A delightful adaptation of Mary Stewart’s 'The Little Broomstick'

First, the bad news. If you’re coming late to the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) party then you have, alas, missed out on such terrif(...)

Katrin Jakobsdottir, the leader of the Left-Green Movement reacts after the vote in Reykjavik, Iceland. Photograph: Geirix/Reuters

Icelanders, angry over a string of political scandals, ousted the centre-right government in an election that could pave the way for a young charismat(...)

 Katrin Jakobsdottir,  leader of the Left Green Movement, arrives  at a polling station in Reykjavik, Iceland. Photograph: Birgir Thor Hardarson/EPA

Icelanders are going to the polls for the third time in four years. The vote comes as Iceland tries to shake off the latest political crisis to hit t(...)

The award-winning Castlemartyr Resort has launched a  selection of special anniversary  breaks throughout the next 12 months

Decade of Decadence   Castlemartyr Resort, Co Cork, celebrates its 10th year in award-winning hospitality this autumn and to mark the occasion t(...)

Iceland’s prime minister Bjarni Benediktsson speaks in parliament in Reykjavik. Photograph: Geirix/Reuters

Iceland’s prime minister has called for a snap parliamentary election after one party in the ruling coalition quit the government formed less than nin(...)

The Viking Voyage at Tayto Park is Ireland’s largest water ride

Tayto’s Viking splash Tayto Park opened a brand new water slide this week. Viking Voyage at the Park is Ireland’s largest water ride, with 1.7 millio(...)

Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan  said: ‘It is time for Ireland to play its part on ending the gender pay gap.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

What’s the difference between Ireland and Iceland? One letter and a much more enthusiastic attitude towards closing the gender pay gap. In a bid to (...)

Tilikum watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break during a training session at the theme park’s Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Florida, in March 2011. File photograph: Phelan M Ebenhack/AP Photo

Tilikum, an orca or killer whale that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010, has died. SeaWorld said in a statement posted online that Tilikum(...)

JJ Walsh: by next Thursday, he will have served 61 years and five months

Never mind the world championship, which climaxed in New York on Wednesday. The big chess story this week is nearer home – in this newspaper, to be ex(...)

Iceland Foods said it would “vigorously defend” its established rights where there was any risk of confusion between its business and Iceland the country. Photograph: PA Wire

The government of Iceland has launched legal action against its namesake British grocery chain over the use of its name. The island of Iceland is cha(...)

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