Judging Consultants

Maureen Harding Clarke, chairperson of the Inquiry into Lourdes Hospital is lucid, coherent and efficient. Her superb report was delivered in less than two years. By John Byrne.


Roy turns to family

  • 15 March 2006
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Roy Keane was in Dublin on Tuesday (14 March) at a charity event for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. He spoke to Ken Early about Ireland, Steve Staunton, Manchester United, Celtic and England in the World Cup. For the first time he indicated he might quit football in the interests of his family


Celtic Hero

  • 15 March 2006
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St Patrick is misrepresented in his present day image; by looking at his writings, we can learn the fascinating truth about the patron saint of Ireland. Padraigín Clancy profiles him.


shooting in rwanda

They have made the first film about the Rwandan genocide to be shot in Rwanda, and the experience both gratified and scarred them. John Byrne meets John Hurt and director Michael Caton Jones to talk about the making of Shooting Dogs

Oscar Shooter

He wrote seven plays in nine months in 1994, and has spent the years since receiving awards and plaudits – but not writing. Now his first foray into film has won him an Oscar. Ailbhe Jordan profiles Martin McDonagh.


Open for interview

British novelist Sarah Waters made her name as the writer of bodice-ripping, lesbian blockbusters. But now she's done with decadence, and has turned her energies to writing a melancholy portrait of post-war London. She tells Fionola Meredith why


An intervew with JP Donleavy

Fifty years after its publication The Ginger Man is being made into a film. Brian Lavery talks to reclusive author JP Donleavy as he approaches 80, anything but gingerly


The Keane is dead...

A sporting reputation is a shimmering, delicate thing. It has been a career defining season for Robbie Keane. Back in Se...

Reliable, loyal, sensible and her father's child

The new chairperson of the RTÉ Authority is the apolitical daughter of a former TD. Behind a contrived air-head exterior there is a calculating, formidable executive, on whom RTÉ can rely. By Colin Murphy.