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Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

 Richard Staveley holding a photo of his grand aunt Jane Boyle, who was shot dead in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday 1920. Photograph: Alan Betson

This Thursday in Glasnevin, an important legacy issue for the GAA will literally be laid to rest. On what will be the 99th anniversary of Bloody Sunda(...)

Datalex acting chief executive Sean Corkery at the company’s agm on Tuesday, where shareholders agreed to adjourn discussion of Datalex’s 2018 financial statements to October 3rd. Photograph: Tom Honan

Former management at troubled travel software developer Datalex misled the board, according to the group’s acting chief executive, Sean Corkery. Res(...)

Troubled travel software firm Datalex is so short of cash it will need to tap its main shareholder Dermot Desmond for a credit line for the second time in recent months to tide it over ahead of a planned share sale. Photograph: iStock

Not since the then-failing Anglo Irish Bank published its 2008 accounts just over a decade ago has an Irish plc pushed out an annual report that conta(...)

Datalex first warned of suspected accounting irregularities in January, sending its shares tumbling by almost 60 per cent in one day

Two leading global investor advisory firms have urged Datalex shareholders to vote against the board re-election of shareholder Dermot Desmond’s nomin(...)

Director Quentin Tarantino and actor Brad Pitt pose during a photocall for the film Once Upon a Time in . . . Hollywood, at the  Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

“Have you had a good Cannes?” That question is being asked in every queue and on every escalator. The answer depends on which average you’re using. (...)

Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots in Vivarium, the Irish film that premiered at Cannes on Saturday

Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium, an Irish science-fiction horror, has had its world premiere as part of International Critics Week at the Cannes film festi(...)

Luka Sabbat, Selena Gomez, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and  director Jim Jarmusch arrive for the screening of The Dead Don’t Die, the opening film of this year’s Cannes festival. Photograph:  Julien Warnand/EPA

The 72nd Cannes film festival kicked off on Tuesday night with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s comic horror The Dead Don’t Die. It was a canny selectio(...)

Quentin Tarantino: his drama of hippy Hollywood will turn heads. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty

Pedro Almodóvar, Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick are in competition. Werner Herzog and Abel Ferrara are also offering n(...)

Football Association of Ireland’s John Delaney: FAI board lacks overall independence and many members appear to be too close to the association by dint of time served. Photograph: Tom Honan

The recent travails of John Delaney, the chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, have thrown the focus back on to a nebulous but utter(...)

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