Sarah Bolger,  Colm Meaney and Nikesh Patel in Halal Daddy

Is everyday decency and human warmth enough to be getting on with? Just about. Conor McDermottroe’s fitful comedy concerning attempts to set up a Hala(...)

Nikesh Patel and Colm Meaney in  ‘Halal Daddy’

The rescue of a Sligo meat plant three decades ago by a Muslim businessman has been captured in a new film, Halal Daddy, directed by Conor McDermottro(...)

Colm Meaney puts Barrytown in space

This fantastic homage to Roddy Doyle boldly goes where no one has gone before: inside the head of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine’s(...)

Timothy Spall, director Nick Hamm and  Colm Meaney of ‘The Journey’. Photograph:  Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Here’s Colm Meaney, looking much as he has looked for the past 30 years. He still has that mat of Irish curls. His face is no less lived in. His voice(...)

 Colm Meaney and  Timothy Spall in The Journey

There is a great film to be made about the negotiations that led to the St Andrews Agreement in 2006. The array of characters is as varied and compell(...)

Amy Huberman and Jason O’Mara arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Michael Chester

Darren Thornton’s A Date for Mad Mary has won best picture at the Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta) for film and TV drama. The statuettes were h(...)

Lynette Callaghan at home in Temple Bar, Dublin: her style is Art Deco meets Danish design, being fond of the geometry and glamour of the 1920s and 30s and how decorators then used garish colours and prints to dramatic effect. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dubliner Lynette Callaghan had roles in the ITV drama Cold Feet,in Emmerdale, The Clinic, Raw and The Tudors and as the lead in Irish feature films 8(...)

The  debate between Northern Ireland’s five main parties – UUP’s Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, DUP’s Arlene Foster, Alliance Party’s David Ford and the SDLP’s Colum Eastwood. (UTV presenter Marc Mallett is facing away from the camera). Photograph: Arthur Allison

The first leaders’ debate in the Northern Assembly Assembly election campaign took place in the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday night, with no high drama b(...)

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt at Stormont  spoke about his party’s intent to resign from Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

After the IRA came to shoot our (Catholic) neighbour, his dignified family members closed their door and grieved. Us youngsters on the street in Derr(...)

 Imelda May, Glen Hansard and Roddy Doyle in Barrytown Meets MusicTown, a musical and literary celebration of Roddy Doyle’s ‘The Barrytown Trilogy’, at Vicar Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The diversity of Dublin’s music scene is being showcased through MusicTown the capital’s newest music festival which runs until April 19th.An eclecti(...)