John Connors

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The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

Actor and film-maker John Connors: “A BBC presenter should be trying to bring people together, trying to mediate.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Actor John Connors turned down an appearance on BBC television as he was “disgusted” at the presenter’s attitude to the Irish language. He was invite(...)

 Stormont is seen at night, in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin and the DUP had agreed a mechanism that would have prevented disputes between the parties from immediately collapsing the Northern Ireland E(...)

 Coolock has a sprawling suburban feel. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coolock, on Dublin’s northside, has had a number of building spurts, with the early 1970s producing one of Dublin’s most intriguingly named group of s(...)

Iftas 2018: full list of award winners
  • Film
  • February 15, 2018, 22:19

Best Film Michael Inside Best International Film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Drama Game of Thrones Best Actress: Film Saoirse Ro(...)

John Connors, who received the Ifta for the best lead actor in a film for 'Cardboard Gangsters' at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2018 at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Frank Berry’s Michael Inside, a searing drama of crime and punishment, has won best film at the 15th Irish Film and Television Awards. The picture pr(...)

Saoirse Ronan, will win for ‘Lady Bird’.  Reuters/Mike Blake

The Irish Film and Television Awards have had a torrid time of it over the last few awards seasons. Four years ago, after a ceremony swollen with tech(...)

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(...)

Actor and film-maker John Connors: “I used to love watching The Sopranos because I’d sometimes feel like Tony Soprano, with the big belly to rest things on.” Photograph:  Dave Meehan

Favourite play? A while back I saw 100 More Like These with Stephen Jones at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, which blew me away. He adapted the play (...)

Who doesn’t like a good war film?

The New York critics have decided. The Los Angeles critics have decided. And now the Dublin Film Critics Circle has awards its prizes for the year. Ch(...)

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