David Puttnam

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President Michael D Higgins in conversation with David Puttnam at the Festival of Writing and Ideas in Borris. Photograph: Frank Smith

President Michael D Higgins has called for a widespread societal response to climate change. “Our planet is on fire and it will require a global and (...)

The pandemic has presented Ireland with an opportunity to wipe its slate clean and make fundamental changes.

Now that we know we can do things differently when we have to, we asked leading experts and specialists across a range of sectors for changes that wil(...)

David Puttnam: “I think it speaks to people’s inner sense of what they want themselves to be.”’ Photograph: Justin Walpole.

If you ever get to tell David Puttnam he has to sit down tonight and watch one of his own films, his first choice would be Local Hero, the Scottish dr(...)

Samantha Power: to lead presentation of the overall ‘Press Photographer of the Year’ award.   Photograph: Stephen Kelleghan

A historic visual record of the past Covid-19-dominated year in Ireland is being prepared by press photographers and offered to the State. Members of(...)

Laura Linney with Alan Parker on the set of The Life Of David Gale in 2002. Photograph: David Appelby/Universal Studios

Alan Parker, the director of The Commitments and Angela’s Ashes, has died aged 76. A statement from a spokeswoman, sent on behalf of the family, said(...)

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The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

Entrance to RTÉ HQ  at Donnybrook in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Unions representing staff at RTÉ are to meet management at the broadcaster on Monday to seek more details of its planned cost-saving measures. Last (...)

 RTÉ chair Moya Doherty: ‘The cataclysmic change in the industry globally is quite frightening.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

RTÉ will not survive without a government rescue plan for its existential financial crisis, the chair of the independent body which oversees the State(...)

Lough Hyne, near Skibbereen, Co Cork, is one of the Natura sites which could be impacted by discharges from the proposed plastics plant,  according to SOS chairman Brendan McCarthy

Campaigners against the proposed plastic factory in Skibbereen, Co Cork have welcomed the High Court ruling to quash planning permission. They expres(...)

David Puttnam at home in Skibereen, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There is usually a sparkle in David Puttnam’s eyes which stays with you long after you spend time in his company – but that sparkle is nowhere to(...)

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