Nina Hoss in Return to Montauk

The latest film from the great Volker Schlöndorff – director of The Tin Drum and The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum – looks very much as a novelist had(...)

Film-maker Volker Schlöndorff with writer Colm Tóibín. Photograph: Franziska Strauss

When Angela Merkel watched anxiously for results in Sunday’s federal election, one of her closest friends wasn’t there to hold her hand. Film directo(...)

“I should have called it Roy Keane House”: Eamon Dunphy at home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“That was a cakewalk for Liverpool last night,” says the photographer. “It was, but they’re still dodgy at the back,” says Eamon Dunphy. “And Klopp’(...)

Sean Doran: ‘We hope to see the Northern Literary Lands as something that is adopted by both tourist boards – Tourism NI and Fáilte Ireland – as a joint initiative. Photograph:  Daveth Fox

The flow of ideas from Seán Doran and Liam Browne is so fast that it can be hard to keep up, especially when the two of them get excited and start tal(...)

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair: the Hamlet of mock indignation. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Joe Duffy has done a great deal of good in his time, but if he ever ends up in line for canonisation, it will surely be due to Wednesday’s Liveline (R(...)

Two memorials in Ireland Park,  on Éireann Quay on the shores of Lake Ontario,  remember the 1,186 immigrants who died from typhoid on their way from Ireland in 1847. Photograph: David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images

In a hidden corner of Toronto, between the Billy Bishop City Airport and the abandoned Canada Malting Plant, lies a monument to the 1,186 Irish immigr(...)

Dafhyd Flynn in Michael Inside, the best new Irish film at the Galway Film Fleadh

There was a time when you could take the temperature of the nation by glancing at the tight handful of Irish features premiering at the Galway Film Fl(...)

John Deasy, appointed by the Taoiseach to work as special envoy to the  US on immigration reform

The demise of Irish American identity has often been predicted due to intermarriage with other ethnic groups and the churches ceasing to be an Irish A(...)

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, among the summer’s most anticipated films, will receive its Irish premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Nolan’s fi(...)

Sheila Pratschke, chair of the Arts Council.

Aosdána has welcomed the decision of the Arts Council to withdraw a discussion document that proposed wide-ranging changes to Aosdána, including how i(...)