John Connors

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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(...)

Actor and film-maker John Connors says he found his family ‘traumatised’ when he got home to the halting site where he lives. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 16-year-old mother has claimed that armed gardaí pointed an assault rifle at her and her two-month-old daughter when they “invaded” a Traveller site(...)

 Whitney Houston performs  at the 2009 American Music Awards  in Los Angeles, California. Photgraph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME ★★★★ Directed by Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal. Starring Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown, Robyn(...)

Cardboard Gangsters: Noisy, loud, violent and sad

Six years ago, Mark O’Connor, an inventive young Dubliner, impressed festival crowds with his rough-hewn debut Between the Canals. Few young film-make(...)

Orange is the New Black kicks off season five

Orange is the New Black (Netflix, streaming now), Jenji Kohan’s comedy-drama series, now in its fifth series and guaranteed two more, has proven itsel(...)

John Connors in Cardboard Gangsters

“I can’t watch my own films,” says Mark O’Connor. “All I can see are mistakes.” He winces and blushes at the very idea: “Flaws everywhere. Just… no.” (...)

Dean Scurry, who was criticised on Twitter for the name of his podcast, Pow Wow with Dean. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

I grew up in Dublin’s inner city, an environment where poverty, violence, and addiction were normal. Given the odds I had to overcome to get where I a(...)

A Dublin man who ‘hoodwinked’ an 82-year-old woman with dementia by taking €2,250 for roofing work he never carried out has avoided a jail term. File photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

A Dublin man who “hoodwinked” an 82-year-old woman with dementia by taking €2,250 for roofing work he never carried out has avoided a jail term. John(...)

Glen Hansard of The Frames busking on Grafton Street on Christmas Eve.Photograph: Dave Meehan

Hundreds of people gathered on a rainy Grafton Street in Dublin city centre on Christmas eve as Glen Hansard and other musicians busked for charity in(...)

Quentin Sheridan stands outside Apollo House, a vacant office block in Dublin city centre which has been occupied by the ‘Home Sweet Home’ group. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Quentin Sheridan, originally from Ballymun, Dublin, and homeless “on and off” for 28 years, was moved to start a Facebook campaign in late October. He(...)

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