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Actor John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: Warner Bros/AP Photo

Among the waves of bizarre news last week, one gobbet stood out for lovers of cinema. For a day or so, Mattie McGrath caused his own name and that of (...)

Lives Lost: Thomas (Tommy) Smyth died from Covid-19 on April 30th 2020.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Lives Lost: Majorie Ryan Harvey

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Jack Charlton and Billy Bremner having breakfast in bed after securing the FA Cup the day before. Photo: Varley Picture Agency

Big Jack was unimpressed. “What the fook you doing ’ere?” he said. It was a question, possibly, though in the moment it felt like an accusation. “Eh,(...)

John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in The Quiet Man

Americans are not welcome here. They are pariahs. Obviously, I don’t think that. I am merely quoting from recent conversations with two distinguished (...)

Donal Hurson: Loved the company of his nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, his friends and neighbours

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

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Restrictions are easing, it’s time to make a break for it. Whatever you’re in the mood for, here are some of the best holidays in Ireland this summe(...)

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(...)

We have got used to much strangeness over the past two months. More peculiar things have come our way than the Facebook release (look for “DannyBoy th(...)

Tipperary-born Paddy Ryan played a key role in how boxing would be promoted after his legendary fight against John L Sullivan in 1882.

In his early 20s, Paddy Ryan opened a bar in the Side-Cut, a rough and tumble neighbourhood in West Troy, New York, largely populated by Irish who had(...)

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