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Laois’ Zach Tuohy and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor will be key players for Geelong in Saturday’s AFL Grand Final. File photograph: Getty Images

After more than 100 days of strict lockdown, Coivd-19 restrictions are finally easing in Melbourne. Since July, those of us not deemed essential worke(...)

Broken Law gets by on strongly rendered atmosphere and performances that mesh together with admirable smoothness

Over the past decade or so a school of Dublin noir has edged its way into the nation’s consciousness. The films tend to take place on the move – catap(...)

Dr Frank Conaty of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Laura Hutton

People with disabilities cannot be expected to “just go into a freezer” in the event of a second wave of coronavirus, and their families need supports(...)

Actor Jessie Buckley has been nominated for the recent film Wild Rose and the series The Woman in White and Chernobyl.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has announced its nominations for the Irish Academy Awards. There was no ceremony in 2019 and, as a resul(...)

Lorraine Dempsey, chair of Inclusion Ireland,  told the committee that parents had been left confused by the changing message the Department of Education was giving about the summer school programme for children with special needs. Photograph:   Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

The lack of access to schools and therapists for children with special needs during the pandemic has been “catastrophic”, the Covid-19 committee has b(...)

Groups which attended a meeting with officials on Thursday expressed alarm that draft proposals for a summer programme were ‘extremely limited’ in scope. Photograph: iStock

The Minister for Education has played down concerns that thousands of children with special needs could be excluded from a Government “summer programm(...)

Anton Tohill (left) is to return to Collingwood in Melbourne and will undergo two weeks of quarantine when he arrives in Australia. Photograph:  Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Six former intercounty footballers have been cleared to return to Australia this weekend to resume their AFL careers after winning visa approval to re(...)

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(...)

 Derek O’Shaughnessy from Dublin waits in line for his audition for the upcoming movie The Last Duel, an epic period film soon to shoot in various locations in Ireland. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Recently a casting call went out from the producers of The Last Duel. “A tale of betrayal and justice” set in medieval France, much of it will be shot(...)

Seamus Moynighan: “We should not be changing rules so that these guys can come over, look at our game and see who they like.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We anticipated a gentle stroll down memory lane with one of the true greats of Kerry football but a half hour sit-down with Séamus Moynihan turned in(...)

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