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Director Lenny Abrahamson has made some of the most astute images of 21st-century Dublin and its buildings in Adam & Paul (starring Tom Murphy and Mark O’Halloran, pictured) and What Richard Did.

Ever since New York established the Mayor’s Office of Motion Pictures and Television in 1966, cities worldwide have sought to develop and shape their (...)

To unpick what really happened, we need to consider the deeply peculiar phenomenon that is the @GerryAdamsSF Twitter account. Photograph: The Irish Times

“The Irish are the n****rs of Europe. ” So Jimmy Rabbitte famously told the band in Roddy Doyle’s 1987 novel The Commitments. But that line didn’t mak(...)

Johnny Murphy with cast members of “Brothers of the Brush”

Johnny Murphy, a versatile and accomplished Dublin actor who has died aged 72, will probably be best remembered for his role as Joey “the Lips” Fagan (...)

Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931)

Even the doziest domestic observer will have noticed that Irish cinema is passing through an unprecedented period of fecundity. Others are blowing ou(...)

ActorJohnny Murphy, pictured at the funeral service for Mick Lally in 2010, has died. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The actor Johnny Murphy, best known for his portrayal of Joey “The Lips” Fagan in The Commitments, has died at the age of 72. In addi(...)

The Commitments: ‘The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin’

The choice for this year’s Dublin: One City, One Book initiative, which encourages everyone to read a particular book connected with the capital in(...)

Glen Hansard who appeared in court today charged with speeding.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Oscar winning singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has been fined €150 after he was caught speeding in Dublin.Hansard (44) of long-running Dublin band The F(...)

The Swedish really know how to make films about children. Pictures such as Fanny and Alexander, My Life as a Dog (...)

Ronnie Masterson, who has died aged 87, was one of the best-known stage actor of her generation in Ireland from the 1940s to the 1970s, who the(...)

Home body: Roddy Doyle in Clontarf, in north Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Roddy Doyle’s writing used to inspire death threats. His 1994 television drama Family angered some people for its depiction of domestic violence and f(...)

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