Roddy Doyle

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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 (...)

The jars of chutneys, pickles, jams and jellies have nowhere to go – apart from the hearth of the unused kitchen fireplace. Photograph: Getty

A recent article in these pages unleashed a wave of envy and aspiration in our house which has yet to subside. It was about streamlined living in effi(...)

Oscar season in Toronto: Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

It was a very special edition of Toronto International Film Festival for the Irish director Carmel Winters. At the screening of Float Like a Butterfly(...)

Champagne? Photograph: Getty Images

The first Christmas after we met, my wife gave me some tea towels and I nearly broke up with her. Perhaps I really needed some. Maybe I was drying pla(...)

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is very much in thrall to its source material

All major festivals have their traditions. It is entirely in character that screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival begin with the audie(...)

In ‘Rosie’, Sarah Greene (above) and Moe Dunford  play a couple who find themselves without accommodation.

Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie, a searing film tackling the nation’s homelessness crisis, has had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festi(...)

The Oscarologists may be most interested in Bradley Cooper’s take on “A Star is Born” which co-stars the director and Lady Gaga.

The Irish Times is attending the Toronto International Film Festival for the first time since 2008. It would be understating the case to argue that, i(...)

Mullered and Skullit: Liam Carney and Phillip Judge in Two Pints

A Skull in Connemara Olympia Theatre, Dublin Previews Tuesday August 14th Opens Wednesday August 15th until September 1st 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.(...)

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