Paul Murray

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Lafcadio Hearn, shown with his wife, Koizumi Setsu. A writer of mixed Greek and Anglo-Irish blood, Hearn became the chief interpreter of the Japanese way of life to the West

One hundred and fifteen years after his death, Lafcadio Hearn’s Japanese ghost stories have not lost their power to shock and enthral. The reader of (...)

Jordanne Jones in Metal Heart

Hugh O’Conor, making his debut as a feature director, and Paul Murray, moving from novels to screenplays, aren’t tearing up much new ground in this ch(...)

 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

Members of the Odorikko dance group enjoy a walk on the grounds of Farmleigh House ahead of their show at the Japanese Hanami festival in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

In one way, the opening feature of this year’s Japanese Film Festival was a subject with which any Irish viewer would feel fully at home. Bone Born Bo(...)

Ian MacKenzie

Okay. We’ll give them Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina, Isabel Archer and Molly Bloom. And maybe some others down through the centuries. But the female voic(...)

Hugh O’Conor, the admired actor and photographer, made a charming directorial debut with his humane comedy Metal Heart.

To celebrate 30 years on the go, the Galway Film Fleadh offered us a photographic exhibition in the Tribeton complex on Merchant’s Road. We saw Michae(...)

Sligo artist Paul Murray canvassed homes in the town on Wednesday night in search of votes to repeal the Eighth Amendment, just as many people settled(...)

The remains of Frank Murray are carried from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

In a career spanning six decades public servant Frank Murray worked for seven taoisigh and three presidents of Ireland, his funeral Mass was told on F(...)

Author Sarah Breen and standup comedian Joanne McNally

When did you last cry? Sarah: I bawled my eyes out on Saturday night because I had a bottle of wine and I got a message from this girl who had read o(...)

Republic of Ireland fans at the River Inn on Shipquay Street in Derry. Photograph: Trevor McBride

As the final whistle blew in Copenhagen, members the Derry branch of the Republic of Ireland Supporters Club were turning their attention to Tuesday n(...)

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