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Actress Meryl Streep at the premiére of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa at the Savoy cinema in Dublin in September 1998. She played Kate Murphy in the screen adaptation of Friel’s play. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

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37 Derry Drive, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Town & Country

Address: 37 Derry Drive, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Agent: Colman Grimes Estate Agents Built in the 1960s, this three-bedroom, 58sq m (624sq m), end-of-terra(...)

Only Lovers Left Alive 1:44

Contrary to expectation, Adam and Eve are among the last of their kind. Centuries into his existence, world-weary vampire Adam (Tom Hiddleston)(...)

Brendan Gleeson on the red carpet at the opening night of Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. His film Calvary launched  the festival last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Acting legends Brendan Gleeson and John Hurt walked the red carpet in Dublin to kick off the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF)(...)

Ian McShane: It all happened very quickly. Then I got a movie. I just rolled into it”

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Political convictions:  Sidse Babett Knudsen and Mikael Birkkjær in Borgen

There’s no goofing off on your phone while watching the brilliant Danish political drama Borgen (BBC Four, Saturday). It’s not just the subtitles, alt(...)

Stand well back. You can feel the heat emanating from How to Survive a Plague. David France’s fiery, Oscar-nominated chronicle of the earliest years o(...)