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(...)

Domhnall Gleeson: lazing around the house in Dublin is something of a novelty for the 36-year-old. Photograph: HBO/Sky

It’s 2.15pm on a Wednesday afternoon when I ask Domhnall Gleeson what he’s wearing. With face-to-face interviews abandoned in favour of the telephone,(...)

Bong Joon Ho, winner of the Original Screenplay, International Feature Film, Directing, and Best Picture awards for Parasite. Photograph:  Rachel Luna/Getty Images

One year ago, when Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma failed to win the best picture, more than a few pundits concluded that the Oscars were never going to give th(...)

The Irishman: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano

There has been an almighty turnover on Netflix since we last compiled this list, with more than half of our favourite films that time around disappear(...)

Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, John Boyega as Finn and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Time to face the truth about your sister’s awful husband. You know you’ve been defending him only because your even more ghastly parents can’t stand t(...)

Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish star in The Kitchen

If you know anything about The Kitchen you know that it finds Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss running a crime business on the wes(...)

John Wayne drags poor Maureen O’Hara across the windy turf like a cave man

Ask your dad about the mini-scandal that gathered around a TV series called The Spike in 1978. At this point Ireland was — to employ a term favoured(...)

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(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival has announced a busy programme for its upcoming edition. Beginning on February 20th, this is the first(...)

Eoin Cluskey of Bread Nation. Photoograph: Nick Bradshaw

We’ve searched Ireland to find the men and women who’ll be making waves in fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film, entrepreneurism, tech, media (...)

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