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 (...)

Elementary my dear Watson

It is to Emily Watson’s credit that I enter the room unmolested by any preconceptions as to her personality. She’s not any sort of chameleon. Ms Wa(...)

Joanne Doyle and Breandán de Gallaí, lead dancers with Riverdance and other members of the cast onboard a Viking longboat on the river Liffey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In French and Saunders’ parody of Titanic, the star-crossed lovers Jack and Rose escape the stuffy elitism of the upper decks to experience the revelr(...)

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(...)

The Risen People: a huge degree of talent put to the service of a bad idea. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh
The Risen People

The Risen PeopleAbbey Theatre, Dublin**Memorials, to paraphrase Allen Ginsberg, are for old bums to sit on. The idea of commemorating the 1913 Lockout(...)

  President Michael D Higgins in the greenscreen studio at the opening of the National Film School  in Dún Laoghaire yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Whether President Michael D Higgins needs so many advisers has become a talking point in political circles. On yesterday’s evidence, he would do just (...)