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A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

Sissy Spacek and Robert Redford in The Old Man & The Gun

The wise old lady of Irish film festivals is back with her strongest programme in some years. Founded in 1956, the Cork Film Festival has had its gidd(...)

Former CIA director John Brennan has fired back at US president Donald Trump.  File photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

John Brennan has called Donald Trump’s repeated denials that his campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election “hogwash”, and accused the US (...)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the president is “exploring the mechanism” for revoking the security clearance of ex-intelligence chiefs, including former CIA director John Brennan, former director of national intelligence James Clapper and former FBI chief James Comey.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump is considering stripping former intelligence officials of security clearances, accusing Obama-era officials of “politicising(...)

Now in its 62nd year, the Cork Film Festival runs from November 10th to 19th

There may be some two months to go until Christmas, but when the Cork Film Festival opens in three weeks’ time “The Man Who Invented Christmas” will k(...)

Alma Kashkooli, (12), from Iran who has a severe medical condition, is wheeled out of customs at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport by her mother Fahimeh Kashkooli who is living in the United States on a student Visa while studying at Fordham University Law School. Alma is in the US to have eye saving surgery according to lawyers for the family. Photograph: Reuters

The US justice department has urged a federal court to reinstate president Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on people travelling from seven ma(...)

Nazanin Zinouri is greeted on Monday at the airport in Greenville, South Carolina. Zinouri, an Iranian who works for a technology firm in Greenville and has lived in the US for seven years, was initially removed from her flight in Dubai on the way back to the US after visiting family in Iran. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Criticism of US president Donald Trump’s immigration policy intensified on Monday, as two former secretaries of state and former CIA officials backed (...)

Hillary Clinton “is a reliable creature of Wall Street.” Photograph: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Speaking of crazy . . . All these woebegone Republicans whining that they can’t rally behind their flawed candidate is crazy. The GOP angst, the gnash(...)

Dutch justice minister Ard van der Steur answering questions about intelligence failures in the lead-up to the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22nd. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

At 10.14am on July 14th, 2015, Turkish officials sent two emails to two European embassies in Ankara: one to the Belgians and the other to the Dutch. (...)

Jonathan Pollard is pictured im May 1991 file photo, six years after his 1985 arrest. File photograph: Reuters

Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, will be released on parole on November 21st after 30 years in (...)

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