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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(...)

Stephen Kenny  with his Ireland under-21 assistants Keith Andrews and  Jim Crawford. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Say what you like about the FAI – and you will, you have – but no sports organisation can rip it up and start again with quite as boldly as Irish foot(...)

The Irish team in an open-top bus are welcomed by the crowds in Dublin on their return from the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Photograph: Inpho

Ughhh, the 1980s: those doomed, filthy, thrilling 10 years when dear old Ireland was irretrievably broken and improbably rescued by the most unexpecte(...)

Rachael Blackmore: doffed her cap to the likes of Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry who paved the way for other women jockeys with their remarkable careers. Photograph:  Healy Racing.

Quiz time. Who said: “Women are stronger people than men mentally. And men arse-lick a bit, and women don’t. The real strong women say ‘go **** yourse(...)

Katie Taylor. “I love the simple life, the boring life. No, the US hasn’t changed me at all. I mean I’m living in a little one-bed apartment in America.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Really it has never been much different than it is now. Katie Taylor has always folded a boxing career into life on her own terms. If she can look aft(...)

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(...)

Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef and Abra in Assassination Nation

SHOPLIFTERS ★★★★★ Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki, Kiki Kirin, Mayu Matsuoka, Kengo Kora, Chi(...)

Katie: leaves enough hidden to keep the Taylor enigma alive

Ross Whitaker and his team will have been biting their nails last weekend when Katie Taylor stepped into the ring with Cindy Serrano. No worries. The (...)

Katie Taylor in Ross Whitaker’s documentary

Katie Taylor might be the closest thing we have to royalty. Tell people you’re about to meet her, and watch their jaws shudder just a little. They cou(...)

In the new documentary entitled ‘Katie’,  Katie Taylor talks about the hardship she endured when she split from her coach and father Pete after he separated from her mother

In the 10 or so years up to the Olympic Games in Rio, Ross Whitaker didn’t see much point in making a documentary about Katie Taylor, her story, after(...)

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