Terry Mcmahon

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John Wayne drags poor Maureen O’Hara across the windy turf like a cave man

Ask your dad about the mini-scandal that gathered around a TV series called The Spike in 1978. At this point Ireland was — to employ a term favoured(...)

 Ferdia Mac Anna,  husband of  the late Irish Times journalist  Kate Holmquist and members of her family accompany her coffin at her funeral service in St Pauls Church, Silchester Road, Glenageary. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The late Irish Times journalist, Kate Holmquist has been remembered as a writer of “enormous talent and creativity” whose work was “a road map of Iris(...)

Emmett J Scanlan: ‘It feels like I’ve been doing more material that really makes me salivate’

It’s been eight years since Emmett J Scanlan starred in Charlie Casanova, Terry McMahon’s film about a sociopath who decides his life by the draw of t(...)

Damien Dempsey: “People thought I was a joke act or a gimmick.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Damien Dempsey, the charismatic singer with a repertoire of striking, honest songs, is surprisingly shy. He’s warm and insightful whether discussing t(...)

Donated goods for the occupation of Apollo House. Photograph: David Cochrane/The Irish Times

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said she believes homeless families should be allowed to stay in Apollo House over Christmas. The buildin(...)

Jim Sheridan and Brendan Ogle of ‘Home Sweet Home’ at Apollo House at Poolbeg Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It’s been just over two years since Jonathan Corrie, a homeless man, was found dead yards from Dáil Éireann as our elected parliamentarians went to wo(...)

 Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’, John Crowley’s film adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel. Photograph: Kerry Brown/Mongrel Media

Irish film and television has come of age this year with a number of critical and box office success stories, Irish Film Board chief executive James H(...)

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor picutred attending The IFTA’s in The Mansion House, Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Lenny Abrahamson’s psychological-whimsical comedy Frank, Terry McMahon’s mental health drama Patrick’s Day and Stuart Carolan’s TV crime drama Love(...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

The double bind: Moe Dunford in Patrick’s Day

As a psychiatrist, I am not usually blown away by films about mental illness, but this one, Patrick’s Day, written and directed by Terry McMahon, hit (...)

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