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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(...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

Jeremy Williams, at Portmagee, Co Kerry, in 1977. Photograph: Jochem Jourdan, from the cover of Jeremy Williams: One of a Kind (Lilliput Press)

Like the bards and harpers of ancient Ireland, the late Jeremy Williams – artist, historian, and architect – led a nomadic existence. He had his own h(...)

Harvey Weinstein at Manhattan criminal court on Monday. Photograph:   Timothy A Clary/AFP via Getty Images

The conviction of Harvey Weinstein on two charges of sexual assault continues and accelerates an unlikely fightback against the violent oppression of (...)

John Boorman at his home in Wickl;ow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In his new memoir, The film-maker reflects on family, putting down roots in wicklow and hollywood sex scandals John Boorman has always savoured (...)

Luggla: Garech Browne on his Co Wicklow estate in 1999. Photograph: Joe St Leger

His parties and hospitality were unsurpassed, but a new documentary about Garech Browne paints a portrait of a spendthrift who eventually ran out of m(...)

Ardmore Studios: Planned  expansion suggests the current environment and incentives in Ireland are attractive enough for investors. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Perched on a bluff overlooking the M11 motorway just south of Bray in Co Wicklow, Ardmore Studios is an unglamorous huddle of tatty industrial units c(...)

 Luggala: Mick Jagger and U2 partied alongside poets, painters, actors and models

Luggala, the Co Wicklow estate that was home to the late Guinness heir Garech Browne, has been sold for what is believed to be significantly less than(...)

Liam Neeson. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

This is not an obituary. Though it may read like one. A year ago, in quieter, gentler times, when Liam Neeson was just a famous actor, I interviewed h(...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.  “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character.

In a better world, we’d eulogise only the virtuous. We’d make films about philanthropists, anti-poverty campaigners and people who rescue kittens from(...)

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