Dodgy forensic science was used to convict the Birmingham Six, pictured in 1991 outside the Old Bailey in London after their convictions were quashed with then MP Chris Mullin. Photograph: Joe St Leger

“There is no question there are wrongful convictions all over the world. There’s no country that is free from wrongful convictions and no country that(...)

Detail from Joby Hickey’s ‘Leeson Street’ painting which was stolen from outside Duke Street Gallery in Dublin on May 12th, 2015.

A Dublin gallery has launched an appeal for the recovery of a stolen painting by up-and-coming Irish artist Joby Hickey, collectors of whose work incl(...)

Jim Sheridan: “I did an ad lib asking kids about getting slapped at school. And within two hours we were off the air. Because the archbishop had called.” Photograph: Barry McCall

It’s midmorning at Windmill Lane Studios and Jim Sheridan – six-time Oscar nominee and recent septuagenarian – has taken a break from his Dublin postp(...)

Phelim Donlon: meeting him sparked lifelong careers, nurtured by wise mentoring

Phelim Donlon, who has died aged 78, was deeply influential in the remarkable expansion of professional Irish theatre in the closing decades of the la(...)

Simply Delicious Christmas: Darina Allen and Rory O’ Connell

’Tis the season for cookery shows to clog up the schedules, like fat in an artery, promising inventive ways with turkey and interesting things to d(...)

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(...)

Eats anything, loves kids. So does the dog

‘Kevin. Stop annoying the Vikings,” a mother chastised her son last Sunday morning at Wicklow Arts Festival, as hairy marauders rubbed sleep from t(...)

Money owed by debtors  to film director Jim Sheridan’s firm Chartscript Ltd increased from €37,156 in 2011 to €577,974 in 2012. Photograph: Brad Barket/Getty Images

Accumulated profits at the main firm owned by six-time Oscar-nominated movie director Jim Sheridan dipped marginally to €323,193 in 2012. (...)

President Michael D Higgins’s state visitto Britain begins on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The decision by Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness to attend events marking the state visit of President Michael D Higgins (...)

Sinead O’Connor wrote a lengthy post on her website after meeting film director Jim Sheridan at the Irish premiere of the film Stalker last Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Stories highlighting a blog post from Sinead O’Connor about Jim Sheridan have been removed from several websites including RTÉ, Broadsheet (...)