The Gala award judges described Fintan O’Toole as ‘a passionate voice for equality and liberal progressive values’.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole has been named journalist of the year at the Gala LGBT awards. The judges of this year’s awards des(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Having seen tens of thousands of prisoners pass through his hands during his time as governor of Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan has no(...)