President Michael D Higgins and  Roger Doyle at a ceremony honouring the composer as a Saoi in Aosdána, in recognition of  outstanding achievement in the arts. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Composer Roger Doyle, a member of Aosdána since 1986, has been been awarded the organisation’s highest honour. He was elected a Saoi earlier this year(...)

 President Michael D Higgins with   Roger Doyle at a ceremony marking the composers elevation to  Saoi by  Aosdána, which is in recognition of outstanding achievement in the arts. . Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The composer Roger Doyle was made a Saoi (wise one) of Aosdána at a ceremony on Friday addressed by President Michael D Higgins. Only seven members o(...)

Iftas 2018: full list of award winners
  • Film
  • February 15, 2018, 22:19

Best Film Michael Inside Best International Film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Drama Game of Thrones Best Actress: Film Saoirse Ro(...)

In a recent speech when bestowing the honour of Saoi – Aosdána’s highest honour – on veteran film-maker George Morrison, President Michael D Higgins p(...)

Liam Neeson signs autographs for fans as he arrives for the 2016 Irish Film and Drama awards at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Michael Chester/PA
Iftas 2016: Full list of winners
  • Film
  • April 10, 2016, 07:02

The 2016 Irish Film and Television Awards took place at The Mansion House on Dublin’s Dawson Street on Saturday night, turning stars purple with cold(...)

For Courtney Lewis, above, Haydn is a bedrock of the repertoire. Photograph: Travis Anderson

Haydn has not been having a good time with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. A work as popular as his Clock Symphony has been neglected for more t(...)

Soldiers attend Mise Eire. George Morrison’s film showed over twenty years of Irish history, from the 1890s to 1918, through existing archive material. Its soundtrack, an orchestral score by Sean O’Riada, became hugely popular

‘Music’, announced Seán Ó Riada on that first day, “Is the organisation of ideas through sound.” We music students, in the antechamber of the Easter R(...)

 Friends  Ciarín Scott and Mary Finnegan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ciarín Scott is a documentary film maker whose work includes a film about her father, architect Michael Scott. Originally from Sandycove, Co Dublin(...)