Deirdre O Kane

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Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner)

There are unmistakable shadows of The Turn of the Screw in Brian O’Malley’s modestly successful ghost story. Working from a script by David Turpin, th(...)

Model Alannah Beirne and Vitali Kozmin: judges sided with Erin McGregor. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien/RTE

The ninth week of Dancing with the Stars brought us tears, tension, snow-ins, drama and a thing called Team Dance but when it came down to the Dreaded(...)

Dancing with the Stars:  anything can happen. Photographs: Kyran O’Brien/RTÉ

“You here for the dancing?” asks the taxi driver, before giving me a quick tour of Bray’s showbiz hotspots – Sinead O’Connor’s house, and Kilruddery H(...)

Jennifer Lawrence wearing a Versace dress at a photocall for her film Red Sparrow on London on Wednesday. Photograph: John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images

For a moment there Hollywood women were doing so well with their black dress protest and then along came Jennifer Lawrence and put her five inch heels(...)

John Connors, who received the Ifta for the best lead actor in a film for 'Cardboard Gangsters' at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2018 at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Frank Berry’s Michael Inside, a searing drama of crime and punishment, has won best film at the 15th Irish Film and Television Awards. The picture pr(...)

Saoirse Ronan, will win for ‘Lady Bird’.  Reuters/Mike Blake

The Irish Film and Television Awards have had a torrid time of it over the last few awards seasons. Four years ago, after a ceremony swollen with tech(...)

Mark O’Connell: ‘If Ulysses were set in 2018, somewhere between 150 and 200 pages would just be the two main guys standing around at pedestrian crossings waiting for the green man to make an appearance’

You can tell a lot about a city by the way it treats its pedestrians. Dublin seems at best indifferent to its ambulatory underclass, at worst actively(...)

Deirdre O’Kane: ‘I can’t watch the refugee crisis for another minute. I can’t pass another homeless person in the street.’

The homelessness and the refugee crisis is why I started Paddy’s Night in support of Comic Relief. I can’t watch the refugee crisis for another minute(...)

Norah Casey and Curtis Pritchard dancing a paso doblw – she is the first celeb to exit the show. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien/RTÉ

Now that we know our celebs a little bit better, it’s time to start saying goodbye with the first elimination of this year’s Dancing with the Stars go(...)

Dancing with the Stars: second series begins on Sunday. Photograph: RTE

Each Sunday – well for the next 13 weeks anyhow – your end-of-weekend fear will be soothed by the presence of vaguely famous stars and their spangly p(...)

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