Domhnall Gleeson and Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’: Ronan makes Eilis so alive to every moment that we understand completely how she gets caught up in them

The three Irish films that will make the most impact over the next 12 months look likely to be John Crowley’s Brooklyn, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and Ji(...)

Well-maintained carapace: Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn

It is as you thought. John Crowley’s take on Colm Toíbín’s hugely popular 2009 novel is a lovely, lovely film. It is the sort of film to which you (...)

Colm Toibin: ‘I was editor of Magill at 27. I wrote my first novel as a way of keeping the daily business of Garret Fitzgerald and Charlie Haughey and all those stories at bay.’ Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI

Colm Tóibín is not just famous; he has a public persona. The red-framed spectacles that hang round the writer’s neck are not quite so well known as(...)

Writer Colm Toibín returned to his native Enniscorthy last night for the local premiere of Brooklyn, the Oscar-tipped movie based on his novel about 1(...)

Irish actor Saoirse Ronan who stars in the ‘Brooklyn’ arriving at the Savoy Cinema for the Irish premiere. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Actor Saoirse Ronan was joined by her co-stars of Brooklyn and U2 front-man Bono on the red carpet at the Savoy cinema in Dublin for the Irish premier(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson in the screen adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn.

I emigrated to Toronto five years ago having struggled for a year to find work in broadcasting, after graduating from DIT. Even with the opportunities(...)

Talent pool: Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos’s brilliant, surreal satire ‘The Lobster’

Oh, Jesus! Do I have to interview Colin Farrell? That’s always like pulling bleeding teeth. “Howya! Ah, everything’s great, thank God!” he bawl(...)

Director Lenny Abrahamson, actresses Joan Allen and Brie Larson, author/screenwriter Emma Donoghue and actor Jacob Tremblay  attend the Room press conference at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Photograph: Mike Windle/Getty Images

Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, an adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue, has been awarded the Grolsch People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Inte(...)

Saoirse Ronan has been tipped for an Oscar for her upcoming role in Brooklyn Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The film-production company owned Irish movie star, Saoirse Ronan, recorded profits of €111,667 last year, according to accounts just filed to the Com(...)

Niamh Mulvey: “We ask each other: ‘Do you ever think of going home?’ Mostly, we answer vaguely: ‘We don’t know, maybe, depends’.”

There’s not much I like about Ireland. I prefer London’s cosmopolitanism, America’s fiction, Scandinavia’s politics, France’s sex scandals, Spain’s(...)