Charlie’s Country, the final part in Rolf de Geer’s exploration of indigenous culture in Australia will open the Cork Film Festival on November 7th. Screengrab: YouTube

An Australian film which has already earned its lead actor the best actor prize at Cannes and is Australia’s entry for best foreign film at next year’(...)

In a word

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Turnover at Golden Discs has declined but group has ‘modest’ operating profit, according to managing director  Stephen Fitzgerald. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Jack Fitzgerald, the 83-year- old who originally founded the Golden Discs group in the 1960s before selling up eight years ago, has stepped back in t(...)

Chloe Howl: tunes and chutzpah

Another weekend, another festival for music fans to flock to in search of sonic thrills. Indiependence has been pulling the crowds to Mitchelstown,(...)

Edna O’Brien. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe/Getty

Writer Edna O’ Brien (above), musician Christy Moore, and former rugby International Tony Ward are some of the well-known personalities who reveal (...)

Sean Hughes: ‘In London, once we took off the balaclavas there was a certain hipness to being a Celt.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

I’m bringing Penguins to Ireland for three nights in April – not literally, like the two wo(...)

Luke Kelly performing in a London club circa 1964. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns

Luke Kelly died 30 years ago today, aged just 43. His legacy consists of his own achievements, and his influence, which lives on in the intonations of(...)

Michael Legge, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Andrew Bennett and Brian Gleeson in 'The Stag'

Hugh O’Conor mentions the fact while we are arranging coffee and cake. So, I presume he won’t mind me repeating it here. The fresh-faced star of My(...)

Elusive: Rory Kinnear as Lord Lucan and Catherine McCormack as his wife, Veronica

Lord Lucan’s story has all the ingredients for a cracking good drama. In 1974 the raffish peer’s nanny, Sandra Rivett, was found bludgeoned to death i(...)

A protest outside  Dunnes Stores on Henry Street in Dublin

In the early 1980s, when Nelson Mandela was still in captivity and had been out of the world’s view for decades, little was known about him by the gen(...)