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The Irish co-production The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, has won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Essentially (...)

Packie Manus Byrne. Photograph: Flickr/Paul Woods

Packie Manus Byrne, who has died aged 98, was a traditional musician who wore the tradition lightly. He was primarily a singer, but also a tinwhistle (...)

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(...)

John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw and Colin Farrell in The Lobster.

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, an Irish co-production, is to play in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival next month. Produced by Element(...)

Jordanne Jones in I Used to Live Here. Her remarkable presence helps hold the piece together

It involves little hyperbole to argue that Frank Berry is now among our most significant film-makers. Ballymun Lullaby, his documentary on music te(...)

In 1985, Paul Simon broke the cultural boycott of Apartheid-era South Africa to make Gracelands, much to the anger of many, including Steve Van Zandt.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s the sort of question that might come up at a particularly rarefied pub quiz (which, in its own way, sounds like something Hieronymus Bosch mig(...)

Elaine Constantine, writer and director of this fitful drama, does a decent job in conveying the texture of the soul scene in northern England during (...)

Brendan Meyer and Maika Monroe in The Guest

Well, we had a good innings but this, dear reader, is the end. Rotten Potatoes is brown bread. So from now on, you’ll have to come up with up-to-the-m(...)

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne: “We are funny in real life? I think so, yes. But when working on a character, we get serious.”

We begin with a chat about the last scene of the Dardenne brothers’ new film. Nobody is likely to confuse Two Days, One Night with a Miss Marple my(...)

If you want screen teens to break your heart this summer, then give The Fault in Our Stars a miss in favour of this epic South American adventure.Dieg(...)