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Over the past few decades, Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, beginning in theatrical spaces and moving on to cinema, have developed a unique school of (...)

Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Casting practices in films shot here raise questions about equal opportunities for women in the film industry in Ireland. By allowing the double-sta(...)

Gillian Anderson as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher

In one respect at least, Margaret Thatcher has caught up with her political hero. Like Winston Churchill (always “Winston” to the eventual Baroness), (...)

THE BOOKS, BY JOHN SELF Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy By EL James, 2012 The “dirty books” about a sadomasochistic relationship that spawned a million (...)

One senses the nation leaning nervously into a particularly awkward series of centenary commemorations. The 1916 anniversary went well. The first Worl(...)

Oliver Callan: I knew that it was wrong to be gay, and that I was undoubtedly one of these misfortunates, long before I knew anything about sex. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

I still remember the first time I heard the word “gay”. It was thousands of moons ago, in the mid-1980s. I was travelling home from school in one of t(...)

Pacho Herrera (a menacingly silken Alberto Ammann) is ruthlessly violent and out-and-proud in an immensely homophobic culture in Narcos

 At the centre of the new season of Narcos (Netflix from Friday) is an unlikely premise: the largest Colombian drug cartel decides to quit cocain(...)

Charlie Hunnam: “In any life, there are always big decisions to make”

Get set for glottal stops. Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur casts Charlie Hunnam as the titular sword-puller, a cheeky monarch from the same lineage as Ray W(...)

Gerard Mooney, principal at Synge Street primary school in Dublin 8.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s one of Ireland’s best-known schools, with an impressive roll call of past pupils such as Gay Byrne, Eddie Jordan, Eamonn Andrews and former presi(...)

John Butler’s Handsome Devil (above) will close the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Details of the programme for the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADiff) have been announced. This year’s event, which runs from February(...)

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