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Graham McLaren and Neil Murray are directors of The Abbey Theatre

What was your favourite item of clothing as a teenager? Neil Murray: Harrington jacket Graham McLaren: Donkey jacket What was the last gift you bo(...)

Firm favourites: Toni Collette in Hereditary (centre) and from left, Cold War, Climax, Lady Bird, Sorry to Bother You and Loveless

We should begin by acknowledging the continuing eccentricities of the distribution business. For once there was, in this place, only the mildest of ey(...)

Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

Sarah Greene was awarded the Ros Hubbard Award for Acting in advance of this year’s Irish Film Festival London, for her role in ‘Rosie’. Photograph: Courtesy of Element Pictures

The Irish Film Festival London returns to London’s cinemas next week for the eighth year. The festival showcases Ireland’s latest mainstream and indep(...)

“If the dodo goes, maybe we’ll get a better-looking ostrich”: Ivan  Yates’s attitude comes across as indifferent rather than inquiring. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It’s been one of those harum-scarum, and we’re not just talking about the ghouls Halloween. Far scarier than any horror movie you may have watched is (...)

Resistance is not futile: Michael Moore takes on Donald Trump in Fahrenheit 11/9. Montage: The Irish Times

It’s the middle of the London Film Festival and Michael Moore is a little dampened. I mean that literally. It’s been lashing for a few days and he’s h(...)

 Anna Burns holds her book ‘Milkman’ during a photocall at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Despite having been shortlisted for what was then the prestigious Orange Prize for women’s fiction in 2002 for her debut, No Bones, Anna Burns is a re(...)

Written by Roddy Doyle, Rosie tackles the homelessness crisis with great economy

There was a time when we didn’t really make feature films. It wasn’t all that long ago that the nation would have collective hysterics if such a rare (...)

Sarah Greene in ‘Rosie’

More than 50 years ago, Ken Loach’s Cathy Come Home alerted the British public to a looming homelessness crisis that a complacent media was largely ig(...)

Dr Anne Looney of DCU’s institute of education, author Roddy Doyle and DCU president Brian MacCraith at the launch of the university’s partnership with Fighting Words. Photo: Rosa Devine

A new partnership between Fighting Words and Dublin City University’s institute of education aims to help ensure children’s creativity is not stifled (...)

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