Peter Mullan

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John Wayne drags poor Maureen O’Hara across the windy turf like a cave man

Ask your dad about the mini-scandal that gathered around a TV series called The Spike in 1978. At this point Ireland was — to employ a term favoured(...)

These city films could equally be romcoms (When Brendan Met Trudy, 2000), musicals (Once, 2007) or horrors (The Canal, 2014)

Had they stopped to consider it, the audiences queueing for this year’s unexpected box office hit and awards darling, The Favourite, might have been f(...)

Site of the former Magdalen Laundry on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What do we do with Ireland’s institutional history? After the reports are issued, and the apologies made, how should Irish society and culture incorpo(...)

Concern over the safety of children online has prompted a call for a smartphone ban in schools. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Primary teachers have played down calls for a ban on smartphones in schools on the basis that most have long-standing policies which prohibit mobile p(...)

Christian Bale: almost as gruff as Batman

It’s been such a long time since American cinema got guilty about its relationship with native peoples that, to produce a genuinely revisionist wester(...)

Anyone for torture? BBC’s Gunpowder

In England, in 1603, it was hard to know what to believe in. By the time James I was on the throne, England had officially gone from Roman Catholicis(...)

Annie Clark, known as St Vincent on stage, plays the Olympia on Friday and Saturday

Going Out... THEATRE Josephine K and the Algorithms Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Oct 21, 8pm, €16-€25, abbeytheatre.ie “Someone must have been sp(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: his decision to close schools for a second day was widely backed by school bodies.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Schools are unlikely to be required to cut short their holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to Storm Ophelia, according to(...)

School classrooms remained empty for a second day on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Education has defended its decision to close all schools for a second day in the face of criticism from some parents. Minister for (...)

Google’s Dublin HQ. Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Google offered cybercrime training for the judiciary ahead of the introduction of new digital interception legislation, according to records of lobbyi(...)

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