Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

Detailing Chinese Communist Party atrocities in the 1950s, Dead Souls clocks in at around eight hours

Thirty-one years ago I spent two successive afternoons in the delightfully old-school (even then) stalls of the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley. It wa(...)

Sarah Henochsberg, Bouli Lanners and Justine Lacroix in Claire Burger’s “Real Love”

For all the wealth of cinema in Europe, no nation has managed to catch up with French for breadth of output or rep. The annual French Film Festival at(...)

Stella at the Devlin: the boutique hotel has just opened a neat 42-seat cinema on its lower ground floor

Not everything is getting bigger. The Devlin, a new boutique “pod” hotel in Ranelagh in Dublin, has just opened a neat 42-seat cinema on its lower gro(...)

Netflix’s Roma:  the Oscar-tipped film directed by  Alfonso Cuaron.   Photograph: Netflix

Leading Irish independent cinemas have appealed to Netflix over what they see as unfair treatment over theatrical releases of its films, including the(...)

 Louise Bruton: “There’s a huge lack of specialised mental health services that are inclusive of disabled people.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s often said that when you’re feeling down, asking for help is the first and, sometimes, scariest step. If you are looking beyond the help of frien(...)

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’. Post-production work by Dublin-based Screen Scene qualified for Section 481 tax relief.

Film relief, also known as the section 481 tax credit, has been lined up to make a cameo appearance on budget day next week, perhaps flanked by a self(...)

Sydney Opera House. From the film ‘An Engineer Imagines’

A theatre lit solely by the moon bookends a new film about the brilliant Irish engineer Peter Rice. Using the same title as the book he wrote just bef(...)

German director Wim Winders with Pope Francis, the subject of his latest documentary.

As Ireland prepares for its first Papal visit in close to 40 years, the unimpressed throng – a cranky minority in 1979 – finds itself in a tricky posi(...)

The new Butler Gallery:  architect’s drawing by McCullough Mulvin

In a peaceful part of Rothe House, an atmospheric Tudor townhouse in the heart of Kilkenny, eight young architects are imagining what a future Kilkenn(...)

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