Stephen Rea

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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(...)

Irish director Lance Daly has made his Famine film as a revenge tale in the vein of ‘Unforgiven’

Irish language speakers are to be allocated reserved places in student residences at NUI Galway as part of a scheme to boost the language at the unive(...)

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Black ’47: “This is almost an anti-western in that it is told from the side of the Apaches,” says the film’s director, Lance Daly

During the 1990s, Stephen Rea was approached about a drama based on the Great Famine. The project did not come to pass. “Some American producer said t(...)

It’s ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ with more rain and fewer Comanche

“It is the most significant moment in Irish history,” Stephen Rea said at the Berlin premiere of Lance Daly’s gloomy revenge drama. “We all live with (...)

Former IRA member Dolours Price, who was convicted of the 1973 bombing of the Old Bailey and sentenced to life imprisonment. Photograph: PA

“I think the relationship that a journalist has with his sources is a unique one,” Ed Moloney says. “It falls outside the category of friendship. It i(...)

The Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Molly Malone’s voice will echo over the streets of Dublin, as her statue on Suffolk Street becomes the latest addition to the talking statues initiati(...)

The Irish Times, October 30th, 1992

Academy Award-winning Irish director and screenwriter Neil Jordan has donated his personal archive to the National Library of Ireland. Among the ite(...)

The Irish Times, August 31st, 1996

Academy Award-winning Irish director and screenwriter Neil Jordan has donated his personal archive to the National Library of Ireland. Among the ite(...)

The festival is presenting its first full-scale staged opera, The Return of Ulysses, Claudio Monteverdi’s retelling of Homer’s Odyssey, which has never before been staged in Ireland.

With Galway International Arts Festival safely (and, by most accounts, successfully) packed away for another year, the stage is set for the summer’s l(...)

Cillian Murphy in ‘Grief Is the Thing with Feathers’

Shortly after Grief Is the Thing With Feathers premiered, a crow moved in across the way from Jamie Vartan’s London house. “We could see him drinking (...)

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