Peter Coonan

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Best actress: Jessie Buckley in the gobsmacking Wild Rose

The good folk at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival beat the weather this year. But it could hardly have been a more closely run thing. (...)

Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

Pat Shortt

You what now? The most conspicuous issue with this ambitious Irish feature concerns its terminal identity crisis. There is little chance the allusion (...)

Andy Lee: “Every decision you make in the ring is potentially career-altering.” Photograph: Myles Shelly

To know all you need to know about Andy Lee, you need two things above all. First you need the cover of his book, Fighter. In the foreground of the co(...)

Maud Lee on stage.

A pivotal moment in my life was moving back to Dublin. I had moved away straight out of college. I finished Trinity in 2007 and moved to New York and (...)

Marie Mullen as the  ‘brilliantly delusional grandmother’, Shalome in On Raftery’s Hill

On Raftery's Hill ★★★★ Abbey Theatre, Dublin   “Ud’s so horrible ud has to be true,” an 18-year-old girl responds to a tale of unimaginable brut(...)

When did you last cry? Marie: The older I get, the less I cry. I’d say it was a couple of months ago. Peter: I’m a bit of an emotional animal, so ap(...)

Moth to a flame: Dermot Murphy iin The Drummer and the Keeper

After years at the front of the Fat Lady Sings and more years making lucrative commercials, Nick Kelly wanders into risky territory for his debut feat(...)

Ryan Tubridy: the presenter is a good foil, conversing blokeishly while hearing out James Cawley’s tough experiences of life with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

Just as the swallows’ return heralds the advent of summer, so the re-emergence of chirpy midmorning radio presenters from their holidays signals the (...)

Broadmoor hospital near to Crowthorne in Berkshire. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe is set to move out of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital and back into jail after a mental health tribunal ruled him sane(...)

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