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It’s ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ with more rain and fewer Comanche

“It is the most significant moment in Irish history,” Stephen Rea said at the Berlin premiere of Lance Daly’s gloomy revenge drama. “We all live with (...)

In less extraordinary conditions, it would seem insensitive to wake a man from a deep sleep, on his birthday, and ask him to identify a picture of a c(...)

 TV chef and author Nadiya Hussain on the Graham Norton Show. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Nadiya’s Family Favourites Monday, BBC Two, 8pm Look out, Nigella: British Pakistani chef Nadiya Hussain has your crown on her ingredients list, an(...)

RTÉ NSO offered a revised version of Deirdre Gribbin’s 2012 piano concerto, ‘The Binding of the Years’, with Finghin Collins as solois

The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra was in town last weekend, for two evening programmes and an afternoon family concert. As you would expect the focus w(...)

Jordan Larmour will make his full European debut for Leinster against Glasgow at the RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On the first of two defining weekends for the Irish provinces in Europe, Leinster and Munster could both qualify for the knockout stages of the Europe(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

As Britain prepares to go to the polls next week, Irish Times Abroad asks readers there who they intend to vote for, and why. Denise Power, living in(...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath scores a try against UCD. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Clontarf 24 UCD 10 Joey Carbery possesses the unruffled elegance of a bullfighter, nerveless, unflinching, agile in thought and deed, and a taunting (...)

Brian Byrne: ‘I wanted to go to college, learn to be a good piano player and maybe get a job in Billy Joel’s band’

It was obvious that music would always play a part in Navan-born film composer Brian Byrne’s life. The Navan-born film composer has been lauded for(...)

This collection of songs from around the world are what singer Kurt Elling candidly terms his “charmers” – songs he uses “to extend a hand” to(...)

The State pays firms about €50 million a year to provide bed and board for more than 4,000 asylum seekers. Housing in Mosney for asylum seekers (pictured). Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Private companies involved in providing accommodation for asylum seekers are highly profitable and in some cases have accumulated profits of millions (...)

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