Actress Roma Downey poses on her star after it was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Irish actress Roma Downey has been honoured in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame with a star. The Derry born producer, best known for her role in “Touched by(...)

Simon Fitzmaurice directed ‘My Name is Emily’ – a crowd-funded production – from a wheelchair, while struggling with the symptoms of motor neurone disease. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An extraordinary awards season for the domestic film industry comes to a close on Saturday night with the Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) Awa(...)