Jamie Dornan stars in Richie Smyth’s new film ‘The Siege of Jadotville’. File photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Richie Smyth’s The Siege of Jadotville, the story of the Irish battalion that fought during the 1961 UN intervention in the Congo, is to receive a lim(...)

German prisoners help to carry British wounded back to their trenches after an attack by the 14th (Irish) Corps on Bavarian units holding Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme.

We are commemorating the centenary of two deeply interrelated episodes in Irish history: two events that unfolded in the same wider context of a Europ(...)

Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

‘Han Kang’s The Vegetarian is the finest book on a very good shortlist.’

Misgivings aside about amalgamating two important literary prizes appear to have been silenced by the newly reconstituted award’s inaugural shortlist.(...)

International Dublin Literary Award: the 10 books on the shortlist

First the good news: the judging panel of the International Dublin Literary Award is to be congratulated on including in this year’s shortlist, which (...)

Students from Stratford College, Dublin; Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ, Limerick; Coláiste Dhúlaigh, Dublin; and Newtown School, Waterford, read  out the Scroll of Names at the Holocaust Memorial Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Parallels can be drawn between European states’ failure to offer sanctuary to Jews during the Holocaust and the refugee crisis facing the continent to(...)

Domhnall Gleeson and Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’: Ronan makes Eilis so alive to every moment that we understand completely how she gets caught up in them

The three Irish films that will make the most impact over the next 12 months look likely to be John Crowley’s Brooklyn, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and Ji(...)

German writerJenny Erpenbeck. Photograph:  Andree/ullstein bild via Getty

Readers and book stores everywhere will be excited by the 160-title strong announcement of the 2016 long list for the Dublin International Literary(...)

Chinese activist Guo Feixiong’s wife Zhang Qing and daughter Yang Tienjiao (Sara). Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The passion and pathos of a young woman’s musical tribute to her father filled the rotunda of Dublin’s City Hall yesterday as the jailed Chinese lawy(...)

Olwen Fouéré in Lessness at the Barbican’s International Beckett Season in London earlier this summer. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

It was hardly the first time that Olwen Fouéré had been the object of scholarly fascination. She is the artist, after all, who co-founded one of Irela(...)

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