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Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

Barry Keoghan and Cosmo Jarvis in Calm with Horses

Nick Rowland has created an impressively spooky version of County Nowhere in this tense, well-acted variation on a Colin Barrett story about mad hoodl(...)

Skunk Anansie singer Skin: “I’m a gadget freak; everything in my house from the curtains to the lighting is voice controlled.”
Skin: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book Milkman by Anna Burns. Some people have found it difficult, but I cheated and read it as an audio book. The woman who narrated(...)

Reveal helped support  Oona Doherty Doherty’s multi-faceted Hard to be Soft. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

In 2014 the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Breakthrough Award was presented to Emma Jordan, artistic director of Belfast’s Prime Cut Productions. The £295,0(...)

“Perhaps I was too much in awe of him to describe him as a friend,” says Stephen Rea, right, of Seamus Heaney. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh, Brenda Fitzsimons

“I’m going to be in trouble for saying that,” Stephen Rea says. We’re in the Merrion Hotel, where Rea has been talking about the Field Day programme o(...)