Jim Sheridan

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From the dominance of Netflix and Disney to the rise of #MeToo and the downfall of Weinstein , there have been huge upheavals in the world of cinem(...)

The footage from the Magdalene Laundry in Gloucester Street shows women in handmade costumes smiling and laughing as they dance around.

For many years Fr Jack Delaney was the chaplain to the Magdalene Laundry in Gloucester Street – now Seán MacDermott Street – in Dublin. He was also a(...)

Mannix Flynn. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Gerard Mannix Flynn has always been a talker. Playwright, actor, novelist, politician: the Dubliner needs no encouragement to hack his way through an (...)

Greta Thunberg: Ryan Tubridy has been criticised for his on-air remarks about the activist. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

Ryan Tubridy is often slagged off for being bland, but this seems unfair. After all, anyone who can trigger the level of offence that Tubridy does wit(...)

Danika McGuigan, left, with her Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope co-star Seana Kerslake. Photograph: RTÉ

Actor Danika McGuigan has died at the age of 33, after a short illness. McGuigan, who is the daughter of boxer Barry McGuigan, had been ill with can(...)

These city films could equally be romcoms (When Brendan Met Trudy, 2000), musicals (Once, 2007) or horrors (The Canal, 2014)

Had they stopped to consider it, the audiences queueing for this year’s unexpected box office hit and awards darling, The Favourite, might have been f(...)

Jessica Hynes in the BBC’s Years and Years, now airing in the US on HBO. Ireland’s Lisa Mulcahy,  Ifta winner for her work on Irish soap Red Rock, directed two episodes. Photograph: Red Productions.

A group of leading Irish screen directors, including Lenny Abrahamson, Dearbhla Walsh, Neil Jordan and Lisa Mulcahy, have called on the Government to (...)

 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(...)

If convicted, Ian Bailey could be sentenced to 30 years in prison. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ian Bailey, an English man living in west Cork, will go on trial on Monday afternoon in the Paris assize or high criminal court for the voluntary homi(...)

My Left Foot: Daniel Day-Lewis as Christy Brown in Jim Sheridan’s 1989 film

Released in April 1989, My Left Foot changed everything for Jim Sheridan and Daniel Day-Lewis – but its Oscar success would not have happened witho(...)

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