Hugh Leonard

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 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

 Donogh O’Malley with a portrait of Eamon de Valera. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

The recent national outbreak of people saying “bollocks”, in the Leinster House canteen and elsewhere, has prompted some readers to recall another fam(...)

Saint Augustine of Hippo. Illustration: istock

I meant to mention it in my review of the book (which appears elsewhere in this newspaper today), and somehow forgot. But an unfortunate feature of Th(...)

End of an era: Jimmy O’Dea points to the audience as the final curtain falls at the Theatre Royal in Dublin, in 1962. Photograph: Gordon Standing

Video may have killed the radio star, and streaming may or may not be making cinemas change their tune – see the gorgeous-looking new Stella Theatre i(...)

T he ultimate accolade, or utterly ridiculous? Arguably, honorary degrees have become a bit of a farce, with colleges no one has ever heard of trippin(...)

Mervyn Stewart at The Guinea Pig restaurant in Dalkey. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of Dalkey’s best known and longest established restaurants is for sale through agent CBRE at more than €850,000. Yet Mervyn Stewart, proprietor o(...)

Actor Barry McGovern and his son Sam read the new audio version of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the publication of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce. The book follows Stephen Dedalus and his(...)

Micheál Dowling: ‘My first impressions were of the immensity and anonymity of the city. The feeling of not being noticed, of not counting for much, was daunting.’

I’m in New York, the place I’ve called home for the past 32 years. Feels like I’m in. It’s sure in me. It’s now very familiar, I have a comfort level (...)

Lancers charge on O’Connell Street for RTÉ’s 1966 series  ‘Insurrection’.

“Undoubtedly the most difficult and ambitious project ever attempted by Irish television.” That’s how the RTV Guide (as it then was) described the TV (...)

Frank Kelly: “he had stories coming out of his ears. It was always incredibly entertaining to be with him.”

Frank Kelly, who has died aged 77, was a wonderfully versatile comic talent who became best known for his portrait of the alcoholic Father Jack Hacket(...)

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