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England’s Raheem Sterling,  Harry Kane and  Jordan Henderson celebrate after the semi-final victory over Denmark at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

It’s doubtful whether a journalist has ever captured the spirit of a tournament in a single question, but on July 4th, in the press conference for the(...)

Sinéad Ingoldsby: “I do things I haven’t done in years such as clean my windows and eat beans on toast. I discover I actually like beans on toast and having clean windows. They give me a clearer view of the world outside my own.”

Just before all of this kicked off, I finally evicted the last of a plague of pigeons that had taken up residence in my attic. So my household unit is(...)

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

Best reads of 2020: IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person (...)

It appears as though people simply aren’t in the humour for pratical jokes this April. Photograph: iStock

Round about now, in the normal world, we would be publishing a story detailing all the “hilarious” April Fool’s Day pranks played by newspapers on the(...)

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(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Despite being caught up in the events of 1968, the Cannes film festival has announced no official acknowledgement of this year’s 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago this month, Peter Lennon, the late Irish journalist and film-maker, did something very brave. He shouted back at Jean-Luc Godard. Len(...)

 Damien Dempsey  in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Damien Dempsey: Saturday, December 23rd, at Vicar St, Dublin, 7.30pm; €32.50 from ticketmaster.ie When Donaghmede’s Damien Dempsey first wandered int(...)

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