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Philomena Lee,  who was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey Mother and Baby Home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. When her son was aged three, he was sent for adoption by a US couple.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An action by retired nurse Philomena Lee is one of two lead challenges to the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Hom(...)

An anonymity order was not sought in the case brought by Philomena Lee, who was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey Mother and Baby Home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lawyers for seven women challenging the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes are in correspondence with the Sta(...)

Alan Parker with the cast of The Commitments in 1991

RTÉ’s highly enjoyable Back to Barrytown series (the third and final episode of which airs this Sunday) is a reminder of how rich and valuable intelli(...)

Philomena Lee was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retired nurse Philomena Lee has brought a High Court challenge aimed at quashing parts of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mot(...)

Roland Gift. Photograph: Scott Campbell/Redferns via Getty

There are no film posters up in Roland Gift’s house in London, and the platinum discs are all packed away. It’s a home that gives few clues to the rem(...)

Zoë Kravitz: ‘I was trying to re-create a world that I know, and that’s what it looks like. It doesn’t look like a bunch of white girls.’ Photograph: Ana Cuba/New York Times

One recent afternoon, Zoë Kravitz is sitting in a sushi restaurant on the second floor of a Los Angeles mall, but her thoughts are 5,000km and 10(...)

We can safely assume that Ken Loach wouldn’t like to be thought of as any sort of institution. For more than 50 years, he’s been poking the British es(...)

Chris O’Dowd: ‘It seems oddly fitting to the people of Ireland that Brexit is coming down to the backstop.’ Photograph: Nicholas Hunt/Getty

“There are very few alpha males,” Chris O’Dowd whispers, “but plenty of delta males. They’re not very masculine, they’re slightly ageing and they have(...)

Polish film director Pawel Pawlikowski described Sarajevo as ‘hard to sleep in’, not just because of the parties but because it’s a mindf*ck of history’. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

“Michael, Michael” they shouted, gesticulating wildly with three fingered salutes from the cheap seats at a red carpet event on Susan Sontag Square. (...)

The actor Barry Keoghan, just 26, has yet to receive a nomination, but performances in high-profile films will have caught the attention of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Photograph: Joe Maher/Getty Image)

A busy array of Irish cinema professionals has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the latest hefty influx. The ne(...)

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