Sarah Costigan, Director of Development, and Joanna Perry, (left) curator of the exhibition, with a self portrait of Christy Brown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 1:24

Since the film My Left Foot became an Oscar-winning sensation 25 years ago, the real Christy Brown has become obscured by the fictional one played by (...)

If you were under the impression that Ireland has had little association with the Oscars outside My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of Mr Wilde you’d b(...)

Glen Hansard who won the Best Song  Oscar in 2007 with Marketa Irglova for ‘Falling Slowly’ from the film ‘Once’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

If you were under the impression that Ireland had little association with the Oscars beyond My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of one Mr Wilde, you’d b(...)

Tommy Lee Jones: ‘For as long as people are making movies, they’re going to sometimes make movies about the history of their country.’ Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Watch any documentary about John Ford and odds are the film will feature archive footage of an eager young Peter Bogdanovich attempting to get some(...)

GAA abroad: Aoife Cahill playing for Cumann Warszawa European Regional Tournament in Poland

Ireland is considered among the top five countries in the world for “diaspora engagement”, but what does this mean in practice? The Global Diaspora an(...)

 One of the Birmingham Six, Paddy Hill wipes a tear as the coffin of Gerry Conlon is carried into St. Peter’s Cathedral for his funeral Mass in Belfast today. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Gerry Conlon was a “victorious human being” who “defeated a mighty foe”, his solicitor and friend Gareth Peirce told mourners at his funeral Mass in S(...)

Gerry Conlon, one of the Guildford Four, after his release from the Old Bailey, London in  October 1989.File Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times.

Gerry Conlon, who spent 15 years in jail for a crime he did not commit, has died in Belfast at the age of 60. Mr Conlon was jailed for life in 1975 fo(...)

Daniel Day-Lewis is to  be awarded a knighthood after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Multi-award-winning actor, and Wicklow resident, Daniel Day-Lewis is to be knighted.He is one of more than 1,100 people from the UK and beyond to be r(...)

Mary Moynihan: “It’s a dark play but there’s life and joy there too.”

Mary Moynihan is director of Uprising , a play about the loyalist flags protests, the Troubl(...)

 President Michael D  Higgins and his wife Sabina with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip before the banquet  at Windsor Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Britain and Ireland shall “no longer allow our past to ensnare our future”, Queen Elizabeth said last night. In an addr(...)