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Darragh and his son are finding their rhythm again after the first lockdown and it’s getting easier

There is a scene in My Left Foot where Brenda Fricker says, “You have me heart broken, Christy Brown. Sometimes I think you are me heart.” When I fir(...)

Robert Mitchum in a scene from Ryan’s Daughter. Photograph: Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images

When the Ryan’s Daughter crew of 200 colonised the Dingle peninsula for the making of his film in 1969, the director David Lean took over the newly-bu(...)

 Sean Lowry and Mick Lowry lift the Sam Maguire for Offaly after they avenged the 1981  final defeat a year later to dash Kerry’s dream of five-in-a-row of All-Ireland triumphs. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

TG4’s new series, All-Ireland Gold moved on to its second instalment at the weekend. Clearly indebted to BBC’s Rock and Roll Years and RTÉ’s immense(...)

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

Best reads of 2020: IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person (...)

 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

My Left Foot: Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown in Jim Sheridan’s 1989 film

Released in April 1989, My Left Foot changed everything for Jim Sheridan and Daniel Day-Lewis – but its Oscar success would not have happened witho(...)

Christy Brown: his mother’s utterances included appealing to the ultimate matriarch: “Mother of God, amn’t I scourged?”

One of the peculiarities of being Irish is a tendency, when using what grammarians call the negative-interrogative for the first-person singular prese(...)

A glimpse of the in-demand Iveagh Gardens estate in Crumlin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Crumlin came into existence as a manorial settlement that grew into an Anglo-Norman village after 1170, and subsequently developed into what is one of(...)

Lenny Abrahamson said men like Weinstein are only able to get away with their actions because ‘people in a position to challenge abuse choose to look the other way’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish film director Lenny Abrahamson has described the film producer Harvey Weinstein as a “monster”. Abrahamson, one of Ireland’s highest profile d(...)

File image of actor Daniel Day-Lewis posing with his Oscar for best actor for his role in ‘Lincoln’, in Hollywood, California, the US. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Sir Daniel Day-Lewis is to retire from acting, it has been announced. The surprising news came in a statement to Variety magazine from his representat(...)

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