Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’, John Crowley’s film adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel. Photograph: Kerry Brown/Mongrel Media

Irish film and television has come of age this year with a number of critical and box office success stories, Irish Film Board chief executive James H(...)

A Congolese government military tank patrols in Kanyarucinya village in the outskirts of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in recent days. Photograph: Kenny Katombe/Reuters

Soldiers and rebel forces suffered heavy casualties as they fought for a fifth day near the city of Goma, a doctor near the frontline has said.Dr Isaa(...)