First Man: Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle’s new film. Photograph: Universal/DreamWorks

 When First Man premiered at the Venice Film Festival last month, nobody was expecting critics to use the term “un-American”. An immaculate drama(...)

Unlike the harp and flag, Amhrán na bhFiann is the only national symbol not protected by copyright, Seanad is told. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Amhrán na bhFiann is Ireland’s hymn and “must be legally protected for our future generations”, the grandson of Peadar Kearney, the man who penned the(...)

 President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath on behalf of the Irish people during the National Day of Commemoration at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s war dead and Defence Force personnel who died while serving on UN missions were remembered in a formal military and religious ceremony at th(...)