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Fleabag: the Irish Film Institute hosted a live screening of the sell-out West End play. Photograph: Joan Marcus

On Thursday evening, a long queue had formed outside Cinema 1 in the foyer of the Irish Film Institute. People weren’t lining up to attend a film prem(...)

The Irishman: Al Pacino – astonishingly, making his debut in the Scorsese wheelhouse – and Robert De Niro

Golly. Look at the shots of Robert De Niro as a young man. They must have taken those when The Irishman began shooting, in 1988. It’s the Boyhood of g(...)

Marielle Heller’s essential second feature concerns an accomplished but uncompromising talent living in a scruffy corner of New York in the last decad(...)

“Poetry has never let me down. Without poetry, I would have found life less comprehensible, less bearable and infinitely less enjoyable.”

Mullingar-born Josephine Hart harnessed early tragedy to become a publisher, writer, poetry promoter and television producer. She moved in London’s gl(...)

Barry Keoghan. Photograph: Julien Mignot/Contour by Getty Images

Pressures come with being the Next Big Thing. There may be even greater pressures associated with a subsequent move to Established National Treasure. (...)

Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is embarrassed by its own behaviour, frankly, and it’s a postcolonial sulk.’ Photograph:   Cate Gillon/Getty Images

“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I’m probably going to know about as much as I’m ever going to know on a wo(...)

Monica de Wichfeld - a woman who refused to conform

If Monica de Wichfeld’s life was a movie, it might win one Oscar for costume design, and another for best actress. An aristocratic mainstay of the Eu(...)

The stigma associated with dementia in particular is the theme of Headspace 2018, a two-day symposium in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) on March 2nd and 3rd

“We talked about growing old gracefully And Elsie who’s seventy-four Said, ‘A, it’s a question of being sincere, And B, if you’re supple you’ve nothin(...)

“The food in this shabby, neighbourhood joint was  a stranger to flavour.” Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

She looked like trouble the moment she barged through the door, swaddled in layers of cotton and silk beneath a full-length cashmere coat, with a huge(...)

Irish ballerina Ninette de Valois on stage at Covent Garden. Photograph: Claude Harris/Getty Images

A new weekly series for Irish Times Abroad profiles an Exraordinary Emigrant from Irish history, based on entries from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dicti(...)

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