Alex Thompson

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Early on in Saint Frances, a delicious comedy that has a concealed polemic edge, we get something like a declaration of intent. When Bridget (Kelly O’(...)

Milo O’Shea (left) as Leopold Bloom in Ulysses, directed by Joseph Strick. Photograph: Silver Screen/Getty

A degree of kerfuffle is gathering round Alex Thompson’s imminent indie comedy Saint Frances. An argument can be made that it is among the first comme(...)

Prof Denis O’Sullivan. Analysed moon rocks brought back by Neil Armstrong on board the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Photograph: Eric Luke

If you are resorting to virtual table quizzes to break the Covid-19 lockdown boredom, try this question: who links these three things – moon rocks, hi(...)

Dr Eucharia Meehan, chief executive and registrar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, at the  launch of  a year-long programme of events to mark 80 years of discovery at the Institute. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is marking its unique mission and legacy of ground-breaking discoveries with a week of online events culm(...)

    Prof Alex (Archie)Thompson (retired), Emeritus Professor Luke Drury, DIAS, Hillary O’Donnell (former technician) at the launch at Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies of the programme of events for July to mark the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Apollo 11 has a very special place in the history of Irish space research. Irish hands were among the first to take possession and evaluate moon rock (...)

Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

Daniel Dass:  Former Belfast Royal Academy pupil will captain Cambridge University   against Oxford University  at Twickenham. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Three Irish players, and another, Conor Kearns who was educated in Ireland, will be involved in Thursday’s Varsity match between Oxford and Cambridge (...)

Ulster lock Dan Tuohy is to join Bristol. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Ulster lock Dan Tuohy will play under Pat Lam next season after it was announced he is to join Bristol with immediate effect. The 31-year-old joined (...)

Ireland’s captain Nicolas McCarthy ahead of their RBS Under 20 Six Nations match against England. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Ireland Under 20s have named an unchanged team from that which excelled against France two weeks ago for the challenge of England, where another brui(...)

 Ireland’s Cian Romaine scores a try against Italy in Biella.  Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli / Inpho

Italy 15 Ireland 47Ireland had not lost to Italy in seven previous meetings in the Under-20 Six Nations but they must have feared they were in a for t(...)

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