Meeting Place statue on Liffey Street, Dublin, which is part of the Talking Statues initiative. Photograph: talkingstatuesdublin.ie

James Joyce is sometimes mistaken for Charlie Chaplin. Sometimes he’s mistaken for a spray-painted mime artist. Passers-by stop and wait for him to cl(...)

Ruth Negga on the carpet at Cannes in 2016. She is now a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Photograph:  Julien Warnand/EPA

If we were feeling awkward we would complain that only 39 per cent of those just invited to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences were women.(...)

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(...)

 Irish actor Ruth Negga in Loving, film by Jeff Nichols.

As Ireland’s film industry celebrates another fantastic year of achievement, culminating in Ruth Negga’s Oscar nomination, it seems incredible that an(...)

“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

A scene from ‘The Young Offenders’, which topped the cinema nominations for this year’s Iftas, along with ‘The Siege of Jadotville’.

Two very different projects have topped the cinema nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Academy awards (Iftas). The Ifta nominations(...)

Mix-up: La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz holds up the correct best picture winner card, reading  Moonlight, as actor Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel look on. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty

A scarcely credible blunder has overshadowed one of the biggest upsets in recent Oscar history. On Sunday evening, Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, the stor(...)

Damien Chazelle accepts the Best Director Oscar for La La Land at the  89th Annual Academy Awards.  Best picture is voted in a proportional system. Best director is first past the post. Photograph:  Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Something truly remarkable just happened at the Oscars. No, not that. For the first time, a film by an African-American director won best picture. Her(...)

“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz looks at the card reading Best Film ‘Moonlight” next to US actor Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel after Beatty mistakingly read “La La Land” initially at the 89th Oscars. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Best buck passing Warren Beatty gets confused when the envelope that is supposed to contain the best picture winner holds a card re-announcing Emma St(...)

Neil Jordan:  “I’ve been bruised once or twice in Hollywood but have always found them in a weird way very welcoming. The lesson I had to learn was not to let them mess you about.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Few places are more soul-sapping than a bleak airport hotel on a Sunday at lunchtime. On the upside, Neil Jordan is a relaxed picture in denim and loo(...)