Joe Heaney

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Tom Coll. Photograph: Lille Eiger

Fontaines DC drummer Tom Coll is in a fancy-looking apartment in London with a visual background of a record player and a stack of vinyl albums, and a(...)

Choreographer Liz Roche: among those admitted to Aosdána’s circle of 250 artists due to vacancies arising in the last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Author Kevin Barry, film-maker Pat Collins, architect Valerie Mulvin and painter Mairead O’hEocha are among new members elected to artists’ associatio(...)

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

Best reads of 2020: IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person (...)

Ostensibly, Pat Collins’s film Song of Granite appears to explore the life of Joe Heaney, the sean-nós singer credited with converting the Irish music(...)

Wonder ★★★★ Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic, Sonia Bra(...)

Dafhyd Flynn in Michael Inside, the best new Irish film at the Galway Film Fleadh

There was a time when you could take the temperature of the nation by glancing at the tight handful of Irish features premiering at the Galway Film Fl(...)

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, among the summer’s most anticipated films, will receive its Irish premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Nolan’s fi(...)

Liam Ó Maonlaí, Tim Edey and Kevin Burke

The first time Kevin Burke and Liam Ó Maonlaí encountered one another was two years ago on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, where Ó Ma(...)

Labour TD Pat Rabbitte with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland chief executive Michael O’Keeffe: “The BAI is particularly pleased to have been able to support a number of projects associated with the 1916 Rising and we look forward to seeing these on our screens next year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three television projects about the Easter Rising have received €1.3 million in funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The money f(...)

Muhammad Al-Hussaini: “When I sing sean nós I feel I am reciting sacred verses in Irish. It really feels like that. In our hearts, we are all Irish.”

Imam Muhammad Al-Hussaini stands in a white-painted room in the London Irish Centre singing the slow sean nós air, Caoineadh na dTrí­ Muire, the keeni(...)

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