Mary Magdalene

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Irish-Sierra Leonean artist and performer known as Loah  (Sallay Garnett) travelled across the world to trace her grandfather after making a DNA connection. File photograph: The Irish Times

Back when we had more spontaneous conversations, maybe at a party or on a train, people told me about secrets within their families. Whenever I said I(...)

In the dusty archives of The Irishman’s Diary recently, I chanced upon a short but fascinating correspondence from the 1920s. It started when the writ(...)

The hugely successful writer Dan Brown advises on ideas, locations, research, suspense and dialogue. Photograph: Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage

The piano music is insistent, melodramatic. The scene begins under a vaulted ceiling and medieval candelabra reminiscent of the Great Hall in Game of (...)

Students were happy with the higher-level art history. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Students were happy with one of best higher-level art history and appreciation exams of recent years, teachers have said. Clodagh O’Hara, TUI subjec(...)

St Peter’s  in Rome: Church cannot choose popularity over authenticity.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Let me declare myself. I am a practising Catholic woman who is totally at ease with an all-male priesthood. I offer two primary reasons. Like the chur(...)

Students who occupied a building in Trinity College Dublin this week over the introduction of supplemental fees ended their action on Thursday. The oc(...)

Rooney Mara plays an intelligent Mary Magdalene

 It is, in one sense, easy to see what the makers of this mildly revisionist biblical drama were going for. Garth Davis’s film is here to inform (...)

Film-makers have been including Jesus Christ in movies since the birth of the medium. The Son of God has, for the most part, been treated with bowed r(...)

Mary and the Witch’s Flower: A delightful adaptation of Mary Stewart’s 'The Little Broomstick'

First, the bad news. If you’re coming late to the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) party then you have, alas, missed out on such terrif(...)

In a Word . . . women

When were women discovered? We know America was discovered in 1492, Australia in 1770, but there is no date for when women were discovered. Ther(...)

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