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Beloved Enemy was Hollywood’s take on the War of Independence.

History has always supplied cinema with exciting narrative opportunities – with heroes, villains, gunfire, and intrigue. The War of Independence is no(...)

Alexander Rou, whose father was from Wexford town, became a celebrated filmmaker in the USSR

In the early 1960s the Rowe family of Wexford placed an advert in a Soviet newspaper seeking to make contact with a cousin, Alexander, whom they belie(...)

Vicki McGrath at Harry’s Hole, Marble Hill, Co Donegal.

One thing this island does not lack is great swimming spots. Mary MCCarthy has picked some of the VERY best LOCATIONS FOR A DIP – in the sea, (...)

Elaine Geraghty, CEO, Ardmore and Troy Studios: ‘I’ve never really been in places where it has been a smooth ride.’ Photograph: Naoise Culhane

The sound stages at Ardmore Studios are about to be transformed for a second time into Alfea, the “Otherworld” boarding school of teen-led Netflix fan(...)

Robert Pether with his daughter, eight-year-old Nala.

The Irish family of an engineer, who was arrested three weeks ago after being summoned to a meeting in Iraq, have spoken to him for the first time sin(...)

Tullamore Golf Club closed last March as the Covid-19 pandemic set in. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As golf clubs around the Republic of Ireland prepare for next Monday’s long-awaited reopening, committees and management are faced with a dilemma - wh(...)

Brian and Domhnall Gleeson in Frank of Ireland

In Frank of Ireland (Channel 4, Thursday), Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson are two stars looking at the gutter. Channel 4’s new sitcom, which the b(...)

Screen Ireland chief executive Désirée Finnegan (centre, bottom row) and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin (centre) lead a virtual trade mission to Los Angeles. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Lights, camera, unmute: Screen Ireland will aim to build on this week’s Oscar nomination success for Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers by staging a virtual(...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneur(...)

Dolly Parton photographed by Stacie Huckeba

Through decades of fame and success – and emerging as a vaccine hero – Dolly Parton has remained universally loved. ‘I just think people relate to (...)

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