Pat Collins

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Ostensibly, Pat Collins’s film Song of Granite appears to explore the life of Joe Heaney, the sean-nós singer credited with converting the Irish music(...)

Menashe Lustig as Menashe, with Ruben Niborski. 'I was just blown away by this portly, funny comedian,' says the director. Photograph: Federica Valabrega

Made on a micro-budget, shot guerilla-style over two years, and performed almost entirely in Yiddish by non-professional actors, Menashe is a warm and(...)

Wonder ★★★★ Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic, Sonia Bra(...)

It’s unlikely that anybody ever thought to describe Joe Heaney as a cult hero. Such language wasn’t much used about sean-nós singers in the middle par(...)

Rachel O’Reilly, killed by her husband Joe O’Reilly in 2004

Few people who saw it could forget the Late Late Show that was broadcast on October 22, 2004. To the left of Pat Kenny sat a shattered Rose Callaly, w(...)

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(...)

Bandon scouts  at the fishing forum on River Blackwater

Bandon scouts in Co Cork attended a fishing tuition day at the River Blackwater organised by the local angling club and supported by Inland Fisheries (...)

Listen closely to the silence around you right now and you may be able to pick up some remarkable things floating through the atmosphere. Pat Coll(...)

Emigration and Irish Water featured on one of the most topical higher-level economics papers for years. Photograph: Getty Images

Emigration, Irish Water, the price of private rented accommodation, the value of the US dollar and restrictions on residential mortgage lending featur(...)

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