Ruth Negga. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/New York Times

The actor, known for Preacher, Loving, Hamlet and Breakfast on Pluto, on growing up in Ireland, the movie industry, and Black Lives Matter I fan(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and party TD David Cullinane. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Perhaps I’ve lived a sheltered life but I’ve never heard a woman shout: “Up the Ra!” Just what possessed former Republic of Ireland international Dec(...)

A man walking past graffiti in London. There has been a spate of attacks on the 5G network linked to erroneous claims that it is responsible for the spread of coronavirus.  Photograph: EPA/Neill Hall

Conspiracy theories are usually seen as quaint and comical until they spill over into real life. The idea of the online investigator deep-diving in hi(...)

Works by people in prison in Ireland, from the Open Minds exhibition at Rua Red, Tallaght 2019. Photograph: Eugene Lanagan

What is it like to visit a prison? Visitors to the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise check in to a bright building, where a children’s play area occupies (...)

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

Constellations: Sinéad Gleeson and (inset) Anne Enright. Photographs: Tom Honan and Alan Betson

On Wednesday evening Anne Enright, the Booker-winning author of The Green Road, Making Babies and The Gathering, launched Constellations: Reflections (...)

Circa 1975: Freddie Mercury in concert during the Queen’s British tour. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images.

Ten years ago, as I was interviewing a close confidante of Freddie Mercury, his phone rang. I was working on a literary biography about the late singe(...)

Hey little girl, is your daddy home Did he go away and leave you all alone I got a bad desire, I’m on fire I once believed there was something timele(...)

Alf Garnett and his son-in-law Mike arguing over the Christmas dinner table in a 1966 scene from “Till Death Do Us Part”. From left:  actors Anthony Booth, Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols and Warren Mitchell. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images

Let me say this again. The words “politically correct” are the near-exclusive preserve of reactionary snowflakes. This would surprise any visiting ali(...)

The living willow hedge at Crann Og eco farm in Galway.

Consider this: when we are at work, our minds are turned on but our bodies are usually sedentary; when we go to the gym, we aim to switch off our mind(...)

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