Oscar season in Toronto: Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

It was a very special edition of Toronto International Film Festival for the Irish director Carmel Winters. At the screening of Float Like a Butterfly(...)

Fiona Hobler at Syrian restaurant Soufis in Toronto

Fiona Hobler is from Galway but has lived in Germany and England, and has been in Canada for the past five years. She is studying for a PhD in sp(...)

Writer-director John Butler, centre, with the cast of ‘Handsome Devil’ –  Jamie Hallahan, Eoin Griffin, Jay Duffy, Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford and Finn O’Shea. Photograph: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images

When John Butler was a pupil in Blackrock College, he was caught plagiarising an English essay. In the margin of his copybook, his teacher wrote “Neve(...)