In the fiction-film Silent Grace (2001), director Maeve Murphy depicts the 1980 hunger strike in the Armagh women’s prison and the women’s dirty protest

I recently watched Brendan J Byrne’s documentary, Bobby Sands: 66 Days. The film announces in its title its sole focus on Bobby Sands, who died after(...)

A scene from Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village

Aoife Kelleher has a knack for locating stories that Irish people want to hear. One Million Dubliners, her documentary about Glasnevin Cemetery, play(...)

Poster for Brendan J Byrne’s ‘66 Days’.

Thirty-five years after the hunger strikes that led to the death of Bobby Sands and nine other republican inmates of the Maze prison, Brendan J Byrne’(...)

With the deadening inevitability of rain at a barbecue, Unionist politicians have complained about modest public funds being passed to Brendan J Byrn(...)

Seána Kerslake is incandescent in A Date For Mad Mary

If you craved a sense of occasion on Saturday then the Galway Film Fleadh was the place to be. The organisers of the 28th event pulled off a coup by (...)