Domhnall Gleeson in Medicine written and directed by Enda Walsh. Photograph: Alex Sapienza

Something strange has been happening. Stranger than a global pandemic? It is linked. As people muse on how long it will take for artists to make work (...)

Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Casting practices in films shot here raise questions about equal opportunities for women in the film industry in Ireland. By allowing the double-sta(...)

Brian and Domhnall Gleeson in Frank of Ireland

In Frank of Ireland (Channel 4, Thursday), Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson are two stars looking at the gutter. Channel 4’s new sitcom, which the b(...)

The property has two kitchens, one at hall level and one in the basement

Named after Sir William Stamer, a former lord mayor of Dublin, Stamer Street is home to some of the largest houses in Dublin 8’s Portobello. In 1830 (...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

Four Weddings and a Funeral: Andie MacDowell (left) and Hugh Grant (right) with the film’s other stars

Richard Curtis rarely rewatches Four Weddings and a Funeral. “There isn’t a natural circumstance where I say, ‘I’ll tell you what I’ll do for the next(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has qualified for a tax exemption on earnings related to her memoir published earlier this year.

Former Irish president Mary McAleese, rock band Fontaines D.C. and actor Domhnall Gleeson were among the writers, musicians and artists awarded tax ex(...)

RPA technology demonstrates how a computer can imitate a human. Photograph: iStock

In 1950 Alan Turing, a logician and philosopher, proposed a test of a machine’s ability to imitate a human. His Turing test envisaged a human examine(...)

There was no Galway International Arts Festival this summer, but there will be an autumn version for arts enthusiasts. The festival opens on September 3rd with John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion, above. See giaf.ie for details

“It felt like we were in the wrong town,” says John Crumlish, managing director of Galway International Arts Festival, recalling what it was like to w(...)

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 (...)

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