Hollywood movie star Barry Keoghan made a surprise visit to his his home-town of Dublin tonight, fresh from his Bafta win. Video of the DayKeoghan hit the headlines globally on Sunday after becoming one of the few Irish actors to claim a Bafta for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Banshees of Inisherin. The Marvel star also spoke of his hopes that his Bafta win and achievements to date will serve as inspiration to other youngsters like him. Banshees is up for nine awards including Best Actor for Colin Farrell while fellow Bafta winner Kerry Condon is up for Best Supporting Actress. Brendan Gleeson will go up against Keoghan in the Best Supporting Actor category while Martin McDonagh will be keeping his fingers crossed for Best Director.
Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Micheál Martin speaking to the media in the courtyard of the Governement Buildings, Dublin, following a meeting of the cabinet to formally sign-off on a spring cost-of-living package. South Dublin family face eviction from their home of 60 years, Dáil toldA family of four fighting eviction from the south Dublin home they have lived in for more than 60 years fear they will end up “living in the car”. Everything you need to know about the latest cost of living measuresThe Government leaders have announced a scaled down cost of living package while insisting they need to keep some exchequer “firepower” for interventions later in the year. Driver of double-decker bus that struck rail bridge is fined €500A bus driver who struck a rail bridge, effectively shearing the top off a double decker bus, has been handed a fine. Man caused false alarm by flying drone into critical area at Dublin Airport, court toldA father-of-two has been accused of causing a false alarm by illegally flying a drone into the "critical area" of Dublin Airport.1 month ago Independent.ie
The Revenue Commissioner has failed to convince the High Court that a Spanish infrastructure company should pay capital gains tax on profits from disposing of shares in the Eurolink consortium that built and operates the tolled M4/M6 Kinnegad-Kilcock motorway. Revenue was appealing a finding by the Tax Appeals Commission (TAC) that Cintra Infraestructureas International SLU, a global transport infrastructure provider, did not need to pay a tax bill of €868,388. In a recent ruling, Ms Justice Nuala Butler held that the TAC had applied the correct legal principles in finding in Cintra’s favour. She said Revenue’s appeal turned on whether the shares in the Irish firm derive their value from “land in the State”. Revenue submitted that the word “land” in the 1997 Act includes rights in or over land, which in this case was the motorway.1 month ago Independent.ie
Charlie Mackesy thanked those who ‘poured heart and soul’ into the animated film (Aaron Chown/PA)Charlie Mackesy said he was “eternally grateful” to the team behind The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse, after winning the Bafta for best British short animation. The British artist said those involved had “poured their hearts and souls” into the project because they had “believed in what we were doing and hoped it would lighten people’s lives a little”. The short film was produced by Star Wars director JJ Abrams and Hannah Minghella of Bad Robot Productions. “I have no words for that, I know they poured their hearts and souls into it,” he said. Mackesy previously worked with Nelson Mandela on a lithograph project, The Unity Series, and also helps support a honey social enterprise in Zambia.1 month ago Independent.ie
Jack Guinness with Pixie Geldof (far left) and Alexa Chung at a private dinner at Wild by Tart in 2019 in London. Jack Guinness attends Nobu Hotel Marrakech launch weekend in January this year in Morocco. Jack Guinness with Pixie Geldof (far left) and Alexa Chung at a private dinner at Wild by Tart in 2019 in London. Jack Guinness with Pixie Geldof (far left) and Alexa Chung at a private dinner at Wild by Tart in 2019 in London. I’ve kind of managed to get my foot in the door and smash it open for everyone else to run in behind me.1 month ago Independent.ie
Liam Brady receiving a warm welcome from fans of Sampdoria, one of the clubs he played for during his seven years in ItalyModern footballers generally don’t make terribly interesting subjects for documentaries. Marcus Rashford, for instance, a young man who’s as fine a human being as he is a footballer. Footballers were built differently in Liam Brady’s day — and not just physically. Later, Brady had wonderful reunions with Cabrini and Marco Tardelli, full of good-natured teasing and brimming with affection, with the Irishman conversing in fluent Italian. Video of the DayDefeated by the 40-degree heat, Brady played terribly in his first game.1 month ago Independent.ie
Celtic's David Turnbull scores their side's fourth goal of the game during the cinch Premiership match at McDiarmid Park, Perth. Celtic flexed their muscles at St Johnstone to ensure the weekend ended with their nine-point lead over Rangers at the top of the cinch Premiership remained intact. However, the visitors remained calm and Jota's clever chip over the St Johnstone defence gave Mooy time and space to calmly lob Matthews from 16 yards. Celtic kept pushing and probing although five minutes later, in a rare St Johnstone attack, McLennan could not get on the end of a Carey cross just yards from goal. Abada lofted a cross from Jota over the bar in the 75th minute before Zak Rudden came on to make his St Johnstone debut amid another batch of substitutions.1 month ago Independent.ie
The balloon had been flying at about 60,000 feet and was estimated to be about the size of three school buses. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Coast Guard worked to clear the airspace and water below the balloon as it reached the ocean. Officials were aiming to time the operation so they could recover as much of the debris as possible before it sinks into the ocean. The Pentagon also acknowledged reports of a second balloon flying over Latin America. “We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon,” Brig Gen Pat Ryder, Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement.1 month ago Independent.ie