March in summer: participating in the 2013 Gay Pride Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The alfresco meal BIZARRE BLOOMSDAY BRUNCH Happenings, the organiser of pop-up events in Dublin and Limerick, is putting on a tea party(...)

Eight years after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes with The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Ken Loach, unstoppable director, and Paul Laverty, his regula(...)

Larkin about: Ken Loach in Cannes. “I’ve been involved in every attempt to gather together a united left.  If you can unite all that discontent you would have a big movement” 2:53

The National Front tops the European Parliament vote in France. Golden Dawn win 10 per cent of the same vote in Greece. Lega Nord win 6 per cent in It(...)

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are likely to lose  seats in Leitrim County Council. Photograph: The Irish Times

The composition of Leitrim County Council has changed more at this election than in all the elections since Independence. The success of four Sinn Féi(...)

Fiach MacConghail: “This commemoration anxiety has been going on for a while, and will I believe end up in commemoration paralysis.” Photograph: Joe St Leger.

Government anxiety about how to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising is leading to “commemoration paralysis”, the director of the Abbey Theatr(...)

Director Ken Loach in Jim Gralton’s native Co Leitrim last week scouting for locations with a view to shooting the film Jimmy’s Hall in the late summer. Photograph: Matt Carr/Getty Images

Director Ken Loach is to make a film about Jim Gralton, the only Irish man to have been deported from Ireland. Loach wa(...)