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Donal McCann: You just need to know that he was here. And he was remarkable

I never saw Diego Maradona play football. I never saw Nijinsky dance. And I never saw Miles Davis play the horn. But baby, I saw Donal McCann act. S(...)

John Spillane: On My Culture Radar
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  • September 14, 2019, 05:00

Current favourite book I’m reading The Atlantean Irish by Bob Quinn, which delves into Irish mythology and history. It turns out St Patrick never dro(...)

Morning Sun by American artist Edward Hopper.

I’m sitting in the window of This Must be the Place waiting for my veggie breakfast on a sun-drenched summer’s morning. It is chaos here in the wild (...)

President Michael D Higgins and  Roger Doyle at a ceremony honouring the composer as a Saoi in Aosdána, in recognition of  outstanding achievement in the arts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Composer Roger Doyle, a member of Aosdána since 1986, has been been awarded the organisation’s highest honour. He was elected a Saoi earlier this year(...)

These city films could equally be romcoms (When Brendan Met Trudy, 2000), musicals (Once, 2007) or horrors (The Canal, 2014)

Had they stopped to consider it, the audiences queueing for this year’s unexpected box office hit and awards darling, The Favourite, might have been f(...)

Liam Mac Con Iomaire (centre) at the launch of his biography of Breandán Ó hEithir in Galway with Prof Gearoid O Tuathaigh of NUI, Galway, and Mr Ó hEithir’s wife, Catherine. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times.

The death has taken place of the renowned writer, broadcaster and academic Liam Mac Con Iomaire. He was 81. Mr Mac Con Iomaire was Director of the Mo(...)

Illustration: Michael Viney

It takes a good while for the sun to clear the mountain these mornings. But when we’re lucky, it strikes the crystal hanging in the window and flashes(...)

Detroit Lions’ most successful coaches in five decades – Jim Caldwell – was sacked recently. Photo: Getty Images

NFL owners spent much of last fall dragging black players to their feet, trying to break the anthem protest lest the cry for racial equality grew too (...)

Is your idea of the perfect piece of garden art something along the lines of a classic bronze sculpture? Or do you prefer the idea of something slight(...)

Donal Foreman: “I wanted it to be a collaboration with the city and that moment and with the actors. Too many Irish filmmakers say ‘I want to make a universal story, it could be set anywhere’. That was something I didn’t want to do”

Lenny Abrahamson has the smarts and Shimmy Marcus has the moves, but the hottest ticket in Irish cinema now is Donal Foreman. When his debut featur(...)

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