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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(...)

Ian Bailey arrives at the High Court on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Lawyers for the State have told the High Court that “in a bizarre way” Ireland has become a “safe haven” for Ian Bailey, who is facing a 25-year priso(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

Margaret Molloy

Ireland has a network of diplomats working hard for the country all around the world, but ahead of St Patrick’s Day this year, even though events and (...)

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 (...)

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