Actor Maureen O’Hara pictures in  1943. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Maureen O’Hara, who died on Saturday, was Ireland’s first great Hollywood star and appeared in over 50 films. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful(...)

Modern Halloween products on display in a shop. Photographs: Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty

What has happened to Halloween? The ancient festival has gone from being a children’s party to a major event for Irish adults. Last year, we spent (...)

Anybody who thinks he or she knows about cinema thinks he or she knows about Orson Welles. At the time of his death in 1985 it was fashionable to a(...)

 Roger Casement.

A symposium on Roger Casement in London and a three week festival in Washington DC are among the events which have been announced for the internationa(...)

Lion tamer Bill Stephens: keep three lions in a cage at the back of a suburban Dublin garage

In our health and safety obsessed age it seems implausible that anybody would keep three lions in a cage at the back of a suburban Dublin garage. In (...)

Two quintessentially Dublin-centric festivals collide over the coming week. The Dublin One City, One Book festival will this year use film, music a(...)

Alice (Julianne Moore) and her daughter (Kristen Stewart) are united by love and shared vulnerability in ‘Still Alice’.

Birdman, one of the most riotously entertaining yet serious movies of the past decade, deservedly won a clutch of Oscars. Dealing with ageing, the fea(...)

Al-Mustapha Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eugene Langan

One day there was a knock on the door of Denis Byrne Architects in Dublin’s North Great George’s Street and Maggie Moran opened it to find a tall, (...)

Niall McKay:  in his time in the United States the former journalist has established three Irish film festivals

Irish cinema has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years with the likes of Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did), Ken Wardrop (His and Hers(...)

The anime and manga convention Eirtakon is one of this weekend’s events and includes a cosplay masquerade and Yule Ball. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Eirtakon ConventionOrganised by Dublin City University’s Anime and Manga Society, the 10th annual anime and manga convention will be held at the Croke(...)