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One of Tom Hickey’s last appearances was in a performance of Beckett’s poems, directed by Alan Gilsenan. File photograph: The Irish Times

Irish actor Tom Hickey, who died on Saturday night, came to public attention in the definitive RTÉ television drama The Riordans. But he will be remem(...)

Ireland's most garlanded director talks about ageism in film, Harvey Weinstein and his new novel, about the aristocratic rebel Lord Edward FitzGera(...)

Noomi Rapace (right) and Chris Messina star in revenge drama The Secrets We Keep, one of 30 Sky Original films this year.

Sky has stepped up its investment in film and scripted television production as it seeks to lessen its reliance on key deals with rivals in the fierce(...)

Jack Charlton with his assistant manager Maurice Setters after the 1990 World Cup quarter-final. Both men died in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

The two men could hardly have been more different, other than, in their own way, each became footballing deity. Diego Maradona’s death, at the age of(...)

A three-part documentary series about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork is to be broadcast next year by Netflix, and the makers have been given exclusive access to Ms Toscan du Plantier’s family.

A three-part documentary series about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork is to be broadcast next year by Netflix, and the makers have (...)

Bina McLoughlin: reached international audiences through her walk-on role as a shepherdess in Jim Sheridan’s 1990 movie, The Field.

Since she was the Queen of Connemara, and her powers and skills in sorcery meant she could put curses on all and sundry, even on such high-flying poli(...)

If Ian Bailey doesn’t quite relish the notoriety, he has never done a lot to dampen it down. Photograph: Paul Faith / AFP via Getty

Some victims of violent deaths fade too quickly from our collective memory. How many people recall the name of Sinead Kelly, 21 years old when she was(...)

Mick Egan, who is to retire from Rade, the arts organisation working with addicts, at its premises in Dublin. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

One day in the 1990s, the beat poet Allen Ginsberg gave the actor and playwright Mick Egan the title for a play. Egan had introduced Ginsberg to the r(...)

Director Alan Parker is pictured in Moscow in 2004. File photograph: AP Photo/Misha Japaridze

Sir Alan Parker, who has died at the age of 76, was one among a wave of British directors – Ridley Scott and Adrian Lyne were others – who emerged fro(...)

The men’s health charity Movember’s Conversation Piece campaign paired artists, writers and musicians to talk about mental health and create a piec(...)

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