Stephen Burke

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Lobby of the Hendrick hotel, with James Earley’s rose windows

It’s an eye-catching – literally – concept: an urban hotel themed around street art and graffiti. Artist James Earley is outside in the small internal(...)

In January 2017, the High Court dismissed Stephen Burke’s action over injuries he said he received at a North Dublin Motocross training event  in 2014. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A cross-country motorbike racing enthusiast is entitled to a fresh hearing of his action for damages over an incident in which he was struck by a moto(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is awfully chipper for a man who got up 5am to catch a flight to Dublin. “My son just about woke up to ask me where I was going,” s(...)

The core relationship is that between Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), a thoughtful republican prisoner, and Gordon Close (Barry Ward), a stressed guard

It hardly needs to be said that a few unionist politicians have, before seeing the film, already denounced Stephen Burke’s Maze as an insult to this a(...)

Dafhyd Flynn in Michael Inside, the best new Irish film at the Galway Film Fleadh

There was a time when you could take the temperature of the nation by glancing at the tight handful of Irish features premiering at the Galway Film Fl(...)

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, among the summer’s most anticipated films, will receive its Irish premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Nolan’s fi(...)

President Michael D Higgins, at the state ceremony in honour of Patrick Pearse at St Enda’s and the new permanent Pearse Exhibition in The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has criticised Irish historical revisionism which sought to link Patrick Pearse with the IRA violence of the 1970s. He s(...)

Susan Langian’s White Feathers tells the story of a young woman, Eva Downey, whose relationship with her teacher Christopher at an upper-class English finishing school is thwarted by the outbreak of the first World War. Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennells

Strikingly beautiful heroines and hero tycoons with pointedly symbolic names. An age gap between lovers for the mentor-pupil dynamic. Feisty female(...)

The Closing of Mystical Anarchism by Clodagh Emoe. Photograph: Sean Breithaupt

Institutional critique has been a significant strand of contemporary art practice since the 1960s. There’s an element of biting the hand that feeds(...)

At war: soldiers at the docks in Massawa in 1935. Photograph: Mondadori via Getty

The blurb on this book declares it to be a story of “love and war and of finding hope in the midst of chaos”, and although The Good Italian is a love (...)