Protesters  demonstrate against the visit of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel last week in Athens,  a day after Greece  returned to international bond markets. Photograph:  Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Opinion: The importance of following Miss Prism’s logic

Film and fragility: actors Susan Loughnane, Val O’Connor and Jeda De Brí at the Factory on Barrow Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

An independent hub for film-makers in the Dublin Docklands has been given notice to quit its space, which has gone from derelict t(...)

‘Only in our most distressful country are the actions of Michael Donnellan (above)  extraordinary.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Opinion: Head of Prison Service shows how accountability should work

Active Nazi, thinking philosopher: Martin Heidegger. Photograph: Apic/Getty Images

It is hard to overstate Martin Heidegger’s cultural influence. Now that the philosopher’s notebooks show him to have been a thoro(...)

‘The second sorrowful mystery is why Enda Kenny didn’t call Alan Shatter (above) with the news that there was a potential crisis in the justice system on March 23rd or for 24 hours after he himself was told.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Opinion: ‘I pray that my faith will withstand these unworthy doubts’

Bryan Cranston, left, as Lyndon Baines Johnson and Brandon Dirden as Martin Luther King, Jr in  ‘All the Way’ at the Neil Simon Theater in New York. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

We know from the brilliant knockabout of ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ and the rawness of ‘Breaking Bad’ that Cranston can act with his (...)

‘Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has been honest enough to give that instinct a face and a name. If he stays in office, the message goes out that it is still normal, in official Ireland, to be nauseated by troublesome truths.’ Photograph: David Sleator

Opinion: Garda Commissioner’s position untenable

Band substance: Diarmuid Noyes and Killian Scott in ‘Good Vibrations’, which made some impact on the Irish box office in 2013; none of the films in the top 10 was Irish

Just as with the rest of the economy, there has never been a coherent long-term Government strategy for developing an indigenous i(...)

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