Awards season is back - and Saoirse Ronan is leading the charge in sleek white gown
Caitlin McBrideThe peak of awards season is just around the corner, and things officially kicked off on Sunday night at the Governors Awards.
Saoirse Ronan is an Irish-American actress. Her more famous roles such Briony Tallis a precocious teenager in Atonement, Susie Salmon murdered girl in The Lovely Bones and a child Assassin Hanna Heller in Hanna. She earned a Golden Globe for her acting in the 2017 film Lady Bird.
Caitlin McBrideThe peak of awards season is just around the corner, and things officially kicked off on Sunday night at the Governors Awards.
Sean O'GradySaoirse Ronan's dad, Paul Ronan, returns to the cobbles of Carrigstown tonight.
Aoife KellyLegendary actor Brian Dennehy has heaped huge praise on his The Seagull co-star...
Mary KennySaoirse Ronan - probably the most famous Irish thespian in the world - is due to...
Paul WhitingtonIan McEwan is of course first and foremost a novelist, the multi-awarding writer of...
Gordon Deegan Accumulated profits at the entertainment firm owned by three time Oscar-nominated actor Saoirse Ronan plunged by more than €241,000 to €194,563 last year.
Press Association Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has been unveiled as the new face for Calvin Klein fragrances.
Caitlin McBride Saoirse Ronan said she is "so proud" after the vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment won by a landslide.
Caitlin McBride Saoirse Ronan said she is "so proud" after the vote to repeal the eighth amendment won by a landslide.
Paul Whitington Saoirse Ronan is going on holidays. "I'm off to Greece," she tells me, "and I'm really looking forward to it. It'll be nice to slow down."
Chris Wasser We’re reluctant to use the words ‘emotional’ and ‘roller coaster’. For obvious reasons. Indeed, On Chesil Beach is the lovely, sad, awkward, tender, gorgeous, tragic, melodramatic love story...
Aoife Kelly Saoirse Ronan has revealed it took a week to shoot the painfully awkward sex scene for her new film On Chesil Beach.
Aoife Kelly Ian McEwan has been singing Saoirse Ronan's praises of late, describing her as a 'writer's gift' in an interview.
Aoife Kelly Saoirse Ronan has revealed where she learned about the birds and the bees.
Sean O'Grady The author of Atonement has told of his joy at discovering Saoirse Ronan will once again be playing one of his characters in the film adaptation of On Chesil Beach.
Sean O'Grady Actress Laurie Metcalf has told how she sought advice from Saoirse Ronan about how to make movies when they starred together in Lady Bird.
Caitlin McBride Saoirse Ronan is officially back.
Leona O'Neill Hollywood actress Saoirse Ronan came off the Oscars red carpet and straight onto Derry's historic walls.
Liz Waters Today, Mother's Day, is an opportunity to reflect on the impact our mothers have had on our lives and show our gratitude for the sacrifices they made for us and the opportunities they have given us.
Caitlin McBride Saoirse Ronan's stylist has described her Oscars look as a nod to her growing independence.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Saoirse Ronan's actor father Paul will make his Fair City debut on Tuesday night.
Kirsty Blake Knox A mischievous puppy named Fran prevented Saoirse Ronan’s mother Monica from being present when her daughter picked up the Best Comedy Actress award at the Golden Globes this year.
Aoife Kelly Saoirse Ronan started honing her exceptional acting talent very early in life, reveals her former primary school teacher.
Kirsty Blake Knox The dress Saoirse Ronan will wear to the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night has been inspired by “the sky” and 1980s era Debbie Harry, according to her personal stylist Elizabeth Saltzman.
Kirsty Blake Knox The dress Saoirse Ronan will wear to the 90th Academy Awards tomorrow night has been inspired by "the sky" and 1980s-era Debbie Harry, according to her personal stylist Elizabeth Saltzman.
This year's Oscar nominations were announced in Los Angeles at the frankly antisocial hour of 5.22am. Greta Gerwig, whose very personal, coming-of-age debut film Lady Bird was hotly tipped, lives in New York but happened to be in LA for work. She woke up...
Jessie Collins The last time I met Saoirse Ronan she was 15, elfin-like and gamine, with her strawberry blonde hair and long lean limbs, her creamy skin and piercing grey eyes almost unchanged - despite being in...
Chris Wasser Here we are now, the one that everyone’s been yapping about for months. The loveliest thing we can say about Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird is that it comes as close — maybe closer — to capturing the...
Paul Whitington It opened almost four months ago in the US, last week in the UK, and today Irish audiences will finally get the chance to watch Lady Bird and find out what all the fuss is about.
Aoife Kelly Saoirse Ronan might be up for the Best Actress gong at the BAFTAs this evening, but she's totally unfazed by the awards.
Jim Gallagher She is the toast of Hollywood and recently secured her third Oscar nomination, but Saoirse Ronan has revealed that she still suffers from job insecurity.
Vanessa Thorpe Film stars frequently rise to their place in the showbusiness firmament trailing a glittering series of lead roles and fiery celebrity feuds behind them. Others, like Saoirse Ronan, appear there...
Fionnuala Walsh Saoirse Ronan says that female creators are changing the industry following the #MeToo movement and that gradual change towards equality will become more visible in the coming years.
Jim Gallagher Golden Globe winner Saoirse Ronan has revealed she does not have a boyfriend and has no idea how to date.
Caitlin McBride Saoirse Ronan is Hollywood's golden girl and the toast of Ireland.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has landed yet another nomination this awards season.
Caitlin McBride Awards season might be just beginning, but Saoirse Ronan is checking out - at least for now.
Melanie Finn and Kirsty Blake Knox Saoirse Ronan's mother Monica was the "proudest mammy in Ireland" following her daughter's Golden Globes win.
She is Ireland's woman of the moment - even being hailed the country's very own Meryl Streep.
Caitlin McBride Irish actress Saoirse Ronan celebrated her first Golden Globe win in the same way many of us would - FaceTiming her mother Monica who couldn't attend last night's show.
Sean O'Grady Saoirse Ronan turned heads on the red carpet last night, rubbing shoulders with Hollywood's A-list at the Golden Globe awards.
Sean O'Grady Saoirse Ronan is leading the way for the Irish nominees at the Golden Globes tomorrow.
Aoife Kelly Saturday Night Live's all-Irish episode has caused a bit of a furore over here after its ill-judged Aer Lingus sketch, featuring Saoirse Ronan (and myriad random dogs). Allegations of racism and lazy...
Andrea Smith In the 18th Century, Edmund Burke famously wrote that, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Fast forward three centuries and I’m borrowing the...
Melanie Finn Normally, high-flying Brooklyn actress Saoirse Ronan cannot put a foot wrong.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Irish actress Saoirse Ronan hosted what she called the "St Patrick's Day episode" of Saturday Night Live
Sean O'Grady Saoirse Ronan appears to have let success go to her head in the first promo for her upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live.
Mark Keenan Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan is set to turn a tidy profit on a seaside home in north Dublin she has placed on the market.
Aoife Kelly As Oscar buzz builds re her performance in Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan is the star of the moment in the US and has been invited to host NBC's Saturday Night Live.
Aoife Kelly Saoirse Ronan has spoken about the pressure on young people to have sex and the false perceptions that abound.
Caitlin McBride The third time might be the charm for Saoirse Ronan.
Aoife Kelly She's one of Hollywood's most bankable young stars, but Saoirse Ronan honed her skills in the early days on RTE productions.
By Damon Smith, Press Association Greta Gerwig expressed fear that her semi-autobiographical movie Lady Bird would be a disappointment to the audience as it was revealed as the surprise film at the BFI London Film Festival.
By Laura Harding, Press Association Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has said she hopes the big screen adaptation of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach inspires young people to talk honestly about sex.
Aoife Kelly Hollywood star Ryan Gosling has labelled Saoirse Ronan the new Meryl Streep.
By Joe Nerssessian, Press Association The first glimpse of Irish actress Saoirse Ronan in the title role of Mary, Queen Of Scots has been released.
Meadhbh McGrath What do Harry Styles, Melania Trump and Saoirse Ronan have in common?
Saoirse Ronan's star turn in the awarding-winning film 'Brooklyn' has paid off handsomely for the young actor's bank balance - with profits soaring at her entertainment firm to more than €430,000.
By Francesca Gosling Fans have praised the actress as she takes centre stage in Ed’s Irish pub crawl.
Sean O'Grady Saoirse Ronan has gone viral after starring in Ed Sheeran’s newly released video for Galway Girl.
Sasha Brady Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie are set to share the silver screen together.
By Kerri-Ann Roper The singer has also hinted that his friend, the actress Saoirse Ronan, may have had a hand in the misspelling.
Aoife Kelly Ed Sheeran has revealed that Irish actress Saoirse Ronan caught him out in an epic prank.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ed Sheeran has made no secret of his admiration for Saoirse Ronan, saying she's a "phenomenal talent."
Amy Mulvaney Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is set to star in immigrant drama Sweetness in the Belly.
Niamh Horan Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has sent her best wishes to Ruth Negga ahead of this year's Oscar awards.
Caitlin McBride Saoirse Ronan is taking a well earned break from awards season for low-key catch-ups at home in Ireland.
Successful Irish actors? One may ask Google and one may find that of 20 actors listed, just two are women. Those actors are Maureen O'Hara, who died in 2015, and Saoirse Ronan.
Amy Mulvaney Glen Hansard has revealed that he, Hozier, Saoirse Ronan, Christy Moore and other Irish celebrities are involved in the taking over of Apollo House as a shelter for the homeless.
Kirsty Blake Knox Irish actress Saoirse Ronan was the picture of style as she arrived at the premiere of Brooklyn at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Freya Drohan Film star Saoirse Ronan will jet back to home soil next month for the Irish premiere of her new movie, Brooklyn.
Gordon Deegan She does not live the Hollywood lifestyle, but Saoirse Ronan's bank balance suggests that she could if she wanted to.
Claire Murphy Saoirse Ronan brought sophisticated style to the red carpet at the HFPA Annual Grants Banquet as awards season kicks off.
Sharon McGowan Actress Saoirse Ronan could be trading the big screen for the stage, as she is tipped to star in an upcoming Broadway production.
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Aoife Kelly He has just been cast in an iconic comic book role by Marvel and Sony but who is Tom Holland?
Saorise Ronan and model turned actress Kate Upton are both up for roles in the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Jason Kennedy Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan revealed she was excited and honoured that her first vote would be cast in the marriage-equality referendum.
Jason Kennedy Academy Award-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan says she is excited and honoured that her first vote will be for marriage equality.
Irish stars Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner, and Chris O'Dowd are filming the "world's first painted animation feature".
Saoirse Ronan, actress, is 21. Brian McFadden, former Westlife singer, is 35. Claire Danes, actress, is 36. Alan Ayckbourn, playwright, is 76. David Cassidy, former teen idol, is 65. David Letterman, US talk show host, is 68. Herbie Hancock, jazz pianist, is 75. Andy Garcia, actor, is 59. Vince Gill, country singer, is 58.
Elaine McCahill Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has revealed that she has found it tough to secure good movie roles as she has aged.
Niamh Horan She's beautiful, young and one of the most successful actresses around - but Saoirse Ronan faces the same problems as every other young woman trying to have it all.
Aoife Kelly The Grand Budapest Hotel, in which she starred opposite Ralph Fiennes, Adrian Brody, and Bill Murray, may have bagged four Oscars but Saoirse Ronan didn't get to celebrate with the cast.
IMF chief executive Christine Lagarde and music legend Van Morrison helped landmark pub Doheny & Nesbitts to post profits of over €279,000 last year.
Elaine McCahill Top Irish actress Saoirse Ronan has revealed that Ryan Gosling isn't the best at responding to his emails.
Caitlin McBride Saoirse Ronan is earning her style stripes as one of Hollywood's hottest young stars.
Aoife Kelly Irish films Brooklyn and Glassland have been garnering rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, particularly the former with its star turn by 20-year-old star Saoirse Ronan.
Saoirse Ronan has revealed how moving away from home was a more powerful experience than she had expected.
Jennifer McShane Actress Saoirse Ronan strolled down the red carpet at Sundance film festival debuting new look, her usually long blonde hair styled in a chic bob.
Paul Whitington The Sundance Film Festival gets underway in Utah today, with two new Irish films in competition. Brooklyn is John Crowley's eagerly anticipated period drama based on Colm Toibin's award-winning...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Actress Saoirse Ronan sent a touching message to Dayna Kearney, who survived a brutal car accident which claimed the lives of four of her childhood friends.
Elaine McCahill Top Irish actress Saoirse Ronan will be a busy lady for the next few weeks as she has two movies premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah at the end of the month.
Ann Fitzgerald Last week, I got an opportunity to visit the giant Paris SIAL food show, thanks to Bord Bia. Having being over a decade since I last attended anything similar, it was a real eye opener, on several...
Freya Drohan London’s girl about town Millie Mackintosh snapped up a piece by Dublin designer Giovanna Borza on her recent trip to the capital.
Freya Drohan Her designs have already won her fans in Louis Copeland and Joanne Hynes, and Giovanna Borza has her sights set on the top.
By Melanie Finn Showbiz Editor Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan has been described as "absolutely extraordinary" in her new role in Brooklyn by the man who penned the book.
Melanie Finn Singing sensation Hozier wasn't allowed to don his trademark denim jacket when he took to the stage on Later with Jools Holland last night.
Aoife Stuart-Madge Thanks to Twitter, headhunting has hit the mainstream, and everyone has the power to connect with key players in their industry. All you have to do is put yourself out there and...
Aideen Sheehan SHE'S the darling of Hollywood but Saoirse Ronan's latest film role was all about supporting homegrown talent of a different variety.
By Bairbre Power and Laura Larkin DUBLIN put its best fashion foot forward yesterday and showed that when it comes to the style stakes the capital is a shoo-in.
Bairbre Power Delectable, desirable designer dresses from Erdem and Chloe, Valentino and Victoria Beckham were almost upstaged yesterday by a Mayo man dressed in a simple cardi and jeans.
Irish illustrator Holly Shortall, whose work is favoured by Kim Kardashian and Lupita Nyong'o, is skipping the ice bucket challenge.
Laura Larkin The Dublin illustrator behind the famous Kimye Disney drawings was targeted by mean-spirited trolls but with a book deal in the offing she has definitely had the last laugh.
Saoirse Ronan, Victoria Smurfit and Sonia O'Sullivan are some of Ireland’s well-known personalities who have signed a petition urging Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to ban fur farming.
By Clodagh Sheehy Bono may be her very famous dad but Eve Hewson is carving her own niche in the fame gallery with her acting talents.
Anita McSorley She is known to many as Bono's daughter, but Eve Hewson is earning a name for herself with her own talent as an actress.
Laura Larkin You can take the superstar out of Ireland but our biggest and best will always miss home.
Lynne Kelleher Michael Fassbender is officially the most popular Irish actor on the planet, according to the ultimate fame barometer.
Eimear Rabbitte There are some things that fame and money can’t buy - and this includes a sneak peak at the brand new Star Wars movie.
Even in character, Saoirse Ronan is a class act.
Even in character, Saoirse Ronan is a class act.
Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor ENTERPRISING Irish designer Emma Manley showcased her When Autumn Leaves Fall collection yesterday.
Stephen Milton At 16 years old, her father, the actor Cyril Cusack, offered a sobering perspective on his eldest daughter's desires to follow in his footsteps.
Kate Finnegan After Simone Rocha's most recent catwalk show at London Fashion Week I thought twice about going backstage to see the designer. A few weeks earlier at her studio in east London she'd told me that after every show she bawls her eyes out. Why, I asked. "Oh, something's gone wrong. Something that nobody else will have...
Pat Fitzpatrick THAT didn't take long. A week after Michael D and his entourage said good luck to the Queen, we took a shot across the bows from the Daily Telegraph. It was a litmus test for the new warm and fuzzy relationship. Yes, the British claimed one of ours as their own.
With such success at a young age, Saoirse Ronan would be forgiven for falling victim to the 'child star' curse.
Melanie Finn It was Saoirse Ronan's breakthrough movie that garnered her an Oscar nomination.
LAURA BUTLER She has starred in a number of big budget movies and wants to be a full time actress, but Missy Keating knows that school work comes first.
Dame Judi Dench has won the International Actress prize at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
So who were the winners at the weekend's IFTAs?
Rising Star Award: Jamie Dornan
Laura Butler and Kirsty Blake Knox It was a double win for Jamie Dornan who picked up the Best Actor for his role in 'The Fall' and the Best Rising Actor gong.
Kirsty Blake Knox It's more "gangster madness" for 'Love/ Hate' actress Mary Murray.
Kirsty Blake Knox ACTRESS Saoirse Ronan was feeling the chill on the first day of shooting the film adaptation of Colm Toibin's acclaimed novel 'Brooklyn'.
Alan O'Keeffe PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins is to be honoured at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) on April 5.
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MELANIE FINN, SHOWBIZ EDITOR They're hailed as Ireland's answer to the Oscars, but anyone wanting to rub shoulders with A-listers including Jamie Dornan and Saoirse Ronan at the Irish Film and TV Awards (IFTAs) had better have a...
Kirsty Blake Knox Giant cookies, Labrador puppies and chocolate fountains? Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is planning a birthday bash like no other.
Charlie Weston, Brian Byrne and Tim Healy THE collapse in the value of plush offices built during the property boom has been blamed for the forced merger of a credit union in affluent Howth.
Laura Butler He is a six-times Oscar nominee himself, and director Jim Sheridan has admitted he finds it hard not to favour the Irish when casting his vote.
Kirsty Blake Knox 'LOVE/ Hate' once again led the charge in this year's IFTA nominations, with a total of eight television nods, including Best Drama, Best Director and Best Script.
Actress Saoirse Ronan is well known for her tendancy to dress beyond her years.
The IFTAs are on the verge of something truly spectacular, something rarely achieved in pop culture - the transition from laughing stock to serious ceremony with street cred to boot.
Denise Calnan Watch out Brangelina, Niall Horan and Saoirse Ronan could soon be rivalling you in the power couple stakes.
It's safe to say Wicklow actor Jack Reynor has caught Hollywood's attention.
Kevin Macdonald has said he was "lucky" to get Saoirse Ronan to star in his latest film.
Aishling Phelan Irish actor Cillian Murphy joined some of the world’s greatest actors at this year’s Berlinale International Film Festival.
Laura Butler Saoirse Ronan is clearly a bona fide star, able to hold her own alongside Hollywood's heavyweights.
Alan O'Keeffe FILM crews are out in force on Irish streets and landscapes as movie and television projects continue to harness Irish talent.
BY EIMEAR RABBITTE THERE are definitely perks to being stylist to one of Ireland's hottest exports -- and that's what Dubliner Grace Moore found out when she gained entry to some of the biggest shows at London Fashion Week.
With two Irish films premiering at Sundance and Fassbender and U2 tipped for an Oscar, director of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) Grainne Humphreys thinks Irish film is experiencing something of a "Renaissance."
With her perfect porcelain skin (and the fact that youth is on her side!), it's little surprise that Oscar-nominated Irish actress Saoirse Ronan was voted the most coveted skin by Irish women.
Joanna Kiernan She's the one to watch this year. The name Lauryn Canny might not be familiar to most people just yet, but, trust us, in a couple of months' time you'll know who this 15-year-old is.
Michael McHugh French digital artist Laure Prouvost has won this year's Turner Prize, the prestigious British award for contemporary art.
Michael McHugh French artist Laure Prouvost has won this year's Turner Prize for her video installation set in a mocked up tea party.
Eimear Rabbitte AN Irish mother in her 30s appeared as the body double of teenage film star Saoirse Ronan.
Philomena stars Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan are both in the running to pick up gongs at an awards ceremony celebrating the best in independent British cinema.
Emma Jane Hade VERONICA Roth, the 25-year-old American author of the best-selling fantasy trilogy 'Divergent', has revealed that she is a huge fan of actress Saoirse Ronan, and would love to see her cast in the upcoming film adaptations of her hit teen books.
LAURA BUTLER AFTER a short trip home, actor Colin Farrell was back on the promotional tour for his new movie opposite Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks.
Kit Harington and Saoirse Ronan are set to test for roles in the next Fantastic Four film, according to reports.
Saoirse Ronan has tipped her father for a role in her film Mary Queen Of Scots.
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Saoirse Ronan has confirmed she has auditioned for a role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, revealing it was "fun" to play make-believe with lightsabers.
Nicola Anderson and Emma Jane Hade SHE has firmly cemented her status as 21st Century Hollywood royalty and is a mesmerising star of the silver screen. But Saoirse Ronan is focusing on a parallel universe right now – confirming...
Paul Whitington Saoirse Ronan is looking relaxed when we meet in the penthouse of a Dublin city-centre hotel. She’s half curled up in an outsize armchair and checking something on her phone, but stirs herself to pour...
Patrick Smith Nineteen-year-old Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is rumoured to be playing the daughter of Carrie Fisher's Leia and Harrison Ford's Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Saoirse Ronan has revealed how her piercings kept falling off whenever she had to kiss George MacKay in new film How I Live Now.
IT IS a drizzly day and Kevin Macdonald is sitting under a canopy on the side of a road in Virginia Water, near Ascot.
Caitlin McBride Director Kevin Macdonald has spoken about the Irish actress' new love, George MacKay.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan said she “feels sorry” for Miley Cyrus, because of the intense pressure the singer is under with her career.
Stephen McKenna Main image: Barry McCall
Kirsty Blake Knox Keeping up with the Joneses is never easy. Especially when your neighbours are some of Ireland's wealthiest rock, stage and screen stars.
When Antonio Banderas speaks, his voice is a low, rhythmic growl, like a chain-smoking panther. The effect is powerful. So much so that, more than half way into our interview, I notice he's been on a passionate monologue for some time about the small, boutique animation company in southern Spain he's been working with. It's all interesting stuff, don't get me wrong, but time is flying by and I'm barely past question one.
Caitlin McBride Irish actress Saoirse Ronan leads the fashion pack in this season's must-have style.
Bairbre Power WHEN entrepreneurial ambition is embedded in your DNA, you just can't say no to fashionable risk taking.
Antonio Banderas has said how proud he is to bring his passion project Justin and the Knights of Valour to the big screen ten years after it was first started.
It's not called the Lunch of the Year for nothing.
Bairbre Power Fashion Editor IT was a thoroughly fashionable Friday as the first charity lunch of the season kicked off, with 350 guests attending the seriously stylish ISPCC lunch at the Four Seasons.
barry Egan Summer in the city? Well, you don't need Paris. The joie de vivre was found in abundance on Wednesday evening in Dublin.
AT THE ripe old age of 13, Saoirse Ronan got the nod from the Academy and was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Briony in Atonement.
Emma Jane Hade EOIN Colfer would like Saoirse Ronan to play one of the lead roles in 'Artemis Fowl', as Disney is set to make a movie of the popular series of books.
Laura Butler IRISH actress Saoirse Ronan has told of how ‘Sopranos’ star James Gandolfini became like a father to her on set before his untimely death.
Caroline Crawford IRISH actress Saoirse Ronan has said she has no problem with doing sex scenes – but admitted she didn't want her father on set when it happens.
John Fallon A ‘STAR TREK’ hero has taken a step back in time during a visit to the cafe where he worked while he was a student.
Laura Butler Monaghan lass Catriona Balfe was 'accidentally' in town for the premiere of her breakthrough movie Now You See Me at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin this week. With a red carpet rolled out for the ensemble film, starring Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine among others, the model-turned-actress told The Diary it was completely coincidental that she happened to be back in Ireland.
People who expose wrongdoing in the public sector and in private companies are to be legally protected against retaliation for the first time. The Cabinet has approved the publication of a new whistleblowers' bill in two weeks' time.
Stephen Milton When Max Irons was still at drama school, he was faced with a quandary. Soon to be released into the ruthless wilds of the performing arts, the time came to apply for his actor's Equity card and solidify his professional identity.
Declan Cashin Tomorrow is the Irish Film Institute's annual Open Day with a roster of free film screenings that covers previews of upcoming releases as well as some classics movie faves. Did we mention it's all free? FREE! There will be advance showings of Sofia Coppola's latest The Bling Ring, starring Emma Watson, and Sophie Lellouche's debut...
THE Emma Dooley Foundation 10km run and 5km walk takes place in in Ferbane, Co Offaly, next Saturday, June 15, to raise money for Strange Boat Donor Foundation and the great work of the National Rehabilitation Centre. GAA greats from across the country will be giving football and hurling skills courses for children of all ages.
A church is at the centre of a radioactive alert.
Gemma Arterton has admitted she feels drawn to the supernatural, after taking a role in psychological thriller The Voices.
Stephen Milton If Neil Jordan needs to clear his head, he'll always make for the top of Killiney Hill. Only a short 25-minute stroll from his south Dublin home on Sorrento Terrace, it's the one place where the famed director, writer and auteur can revitalise the creative flow by staring out towards the Irish Sea.
Paul Whitington Atonement (2007)
Ryan Gilbey The big question concerning Saoirse Ronan has been when exactly she might cross the threshold into adult roles, and how. The actress has only just turned 19, so it's hardly surprising she has spent her career playing children, though that rather under-represents the challenging nature of her parts to date.
Gemma Arterton says she found killing people on-screen a challenge.
Laura Butler DIRECTOR Neil Jordan spent the weekend recovering after a narrow escape with a bus while walking in Dublin.
Laura Butler A-LISTERS Colin Farrell and Michael Fassbender have decided not to attend tomorrow night's Irish Film and Television Awards.
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