Donal Foreman: “I wanted it to be a collaboration with the city and that moment and with the actors. Too many Irish filmmakers say ‘I want to make a universal story, it could be set anywhere’. That was something I didn’t want to do”

Lenny Abrahamson has the smarts and Shimmy Marcus has the moves, but the hottest ticket in Irish cinema now is Donal Foreman. When his debut featur(...)

 Alan O’Sullivan, manager Jack O’Connor and Brian Rayel after the All-Ireland minor football final victory over Donegal at Croke park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry 0-17 Donegal 1-10So ends the longest drought in Kerry’s football history. They finally delivered a record 12th minor All-Ireland title here, mix(...)

Supporters of the victims outside Belfast Coroner’s Court at the start of a new inquest into the deaths of 10 people shot dead by British soldiers in west Belfast in 1971. Photograph: PA

The coroner in the inquest into the so-called Ballymurphy Massacre is to decide if the body of one of the 11 victims should be exhumed to help (...)

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Why not just call the thing Citizen Kane and have done with it? By naming his new experimen(...)

Parents of children with special needs are often encouraged by the principals of mainstream schools to send their children to ‘special’ schools instead, with the excuse that they would get “better therapeutic supports in the special school” an Oireachtas Committee has been told.

Parents of children with special needs are often encouraged by the principals of mainstream schools to send their children to ‘special’ schools instea(...)

A brilliant display in the second half of extra time saw Waterford advance to the final of the Munster MHC as they overcame Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn last(...)

You certainly can’t fault Mark O’Connor for ambition. The young Irish director’s follow-up to the noisy, brilliantly shot (...)

Michael Collins and Peter Coonan in Mark O’Connor’s King of the Travellers

Mark O’Connor knows no fear. There are few subjects trickier than the status of the Irish Travelling community. Study the comments beneath any (...)