Andrea Riseborough in Here Before

There is no confusing Andrea Riseborough’s origins. She may be squinting in Californian sunlight, but the narrowed vowels of northeast England remain (...)

Arracht will be released in Irish cinemas on October 15th. Photograph: TG4

Arracht, the Irish-language famine thriller by writer-director Tom Sullivan and production company Macalla Teo, had a busy 2020, winning best Irish fe(...)

 Andrea Riseborough stars in spooky thriller Here Before

A little more than 12 months ago, when the Galway Film Fleadh went entirely virtual, we were already getting the sense that the Covid crisis was unlik(...)

Sibéal Davitt, a sean-nós dancer, choreographer, bilingual broadcaster and beauty queen, stages her first Dublin Fringe show, Minseach, in September. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Away from the fractious debate over reopening indoor hospitality, arts venues and festivals are pushing ahead with ambitious plans of their own, despi(...)

Pure Grit: ‘It’s very scary. They’re really wild horses. And Sharmaine is tiny,’ says film-maker Kim Bartley

Sharmaine Weed from the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming is telling me about the last time she came off a speeding horse. “Thirty minutes before the(...)

Patrick O’Donnell was executed in London on December 17th, 1885, for the murder of James Carey.

A man hanged for the killing of the one of the most notorious informers in 19th century Ireland was a victim of a miscarriage of justice, a new book c(...)

Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr explore the pleasures of the outdoors in From Here to Eternity. Photograph: AP/ Columbia Pictures

This summer is testing our complicated relationship with “outdoors”. We are almost as conflicted about “outdoors” as we are – or were, anyway – about (...)

‘Green Party leader Eamon Ryan had to execute an inelegant swerve after telling RTÉ that vaccine passes were a bad idea for reasons of social cohesion.’ Photograph: Getty Images

At this stage of the pandemic we know certain things about the Irish approach to the challenge: it’s at the more conservative end of the spectrum; it (...)

Gabriel Byrne can be seen as a boozy professor exiting the world to the strains of Leonard Cohen in Death of a Ladies’ Man

The programme for the 2021 Galway Film Fleadh has been announced. This year’s event, running from July 20th to July 25th, is to be a hybrid affair – c(...)


The artist talks about his famous collages involving John Hinde postcards, growing up in Newry during the Troubles, and being the subject of new do(...)

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