Leo Varadkar gets Scrooged: ‘Tiny Tim should get a job.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

It would be much in keeping with the tone of A Christmas Carol – the opening sections anyway – to write a grumpy column debunking it for the ages. A M(...)

Galway Film Fleadh 2019: Will Forte and Maeve Higgins in Extra Ordinary

It has always been tricky to predict what’s going to emerge most strongly from the programme at a Galway Film Fleadh. That’s the thing about a festiva(...)

Writer Jez Butterworth on stage at the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, New York, on Sunday, after he won best play for The Ferryman. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Northern Irish drama The Ferryman picked up the prestigious accolade for best play at the Tony Awards, while its director Sam Mendes was also honoured(...)

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(...)

The cast of Redwater, which was filmed in Wicklow, includes Fionnula Flanagan and Ian McElhinney

As we drive to the Redwater set, somewhere between Arklow and Wicklow town, there’s an eerie atmosphere. The team behind the EastEnders spin-off show (...)

Last year’s recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad included actress Fionnula Flanagan, author Thomas Kenneally and Irish-American activist and publisher Niall O’Dowd.

The closing date for nominations for the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad is approaching this Wednesday, April 22nd. (...)

Fionnula Flanagan: donated $3,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Fein counted some of Hollywood’s biggest stars among the party’s American donors. Several film industry celebrities donated money to the party du(...)

GAA abroad: Aoife Cahill playing for Cumann Warszawa European Regional Tournament in Poland

Ireland is considered among the top five countries in the world for “diaspora engagement”, but what does this mean in practice? The Global Diaspora an(...)

Irish-American publisher Niall O’Dowd, a co-founder of the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform, will be one of ten people to receive awards from President Michael D Higgins tomorrow for their work with Irish communities overseas. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Irish diaspora is still “hugely underutilised” as an economic resource for Ireland, New York-based Irish journalist and publisher Niall O’Dowd has(...)

Jeremy Irons and Colin Farrell at the Iftas  in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The RTÉ broadcast of the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (Iftas) on Saturday is one to file away under “I” for irony: the award c(...)

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