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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Gabriel Byrne

Last year
# career guidance
Quiz: What did this famous person work as before they were famous?
This isn’t meant to be inspirational – just an eyebrow-raising FYI.
All time
# not a witch hunt
Gabriel Byrne says #MeToo movement 'hasn't gone far enough'
The actor described Harvey Weinstein as “an absolutely ferocious bully”.
# me too
'It hasn't gone far enough': Gabriel Byrne is winning praise for his comments on #MeToo
Including some words for fellow actor Liam Neeson.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you watched an Irish-produced film in the last year?
Gabriel Byrne has said people making films cheaply here doesn’t actually constitute an industry.
# Challenges
Gabriel Byrne: 'People coming in and making films in Ireland cheaply - that's not an industry'
The legendary actor said that Ireland has the same battle as every small country in succeeding in the film industry.
# hometown boy
From The Riordans to Hollywood: Gabriel Byrne to receive IFTA Lifetime Achievement Award
Byrne’s long career has seen him become one of Ireland’s most-loved actors.
# blind eye
Gabriel Byrne says 'sex pests' were tolerated at RTÉ in the 1970s
Speaking today, Byrne said someone at RTÉ had made a former girlfriend’s life “an absolute misery” when she worked there.
# sons and fathers
Famous Irish sons pay tribute to their amazing dads
It’s being put in a book in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
# fellas
The Rubberbandits are back with a brilliant anti-homophobia song
And it features a Gabriel Byrne puppet.
# The 33
Gabriel Byrne signs on to play engineering hero in Chilean miners movie
The 33 is already filming in Colombia.
# LEDs
Christmas lights are no longer causing a spike in electricity consumption
According to lighting manufacturers, it’s due to the increase in the numbers of LED lights being used.
# dignity fund
Byrne: Help people in Irish hospitals die with dignity
The Hollywood star was speaking at the launch of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Design and Dignity Fund in the USA.
# Coming Soon
Love/Hate, Mad Men, and Tubridy: RTE announces its new schedule
The national broadcaster’s autumn schedule includes Des Bishop going to China, a new Gabriel Byrne thriller, and a look at the biggest labour dispute in Irish history.
# Shakedown
Is The Gathering actually working?
Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.
# be our dad please
9 reasons Gabriel Byrne would be the world's best dad
Imagine how cool it would be.
Column: So, we have recognised Tom Cruise's Irish roots... where's the harm in that?
Those who are cynical or opposed to the efforts of The Gathering should ask themselves why, says Larry Donnelly who questions what ignites such hostility to seemingly harmless endeavours like that of certificates of Irishness.
Column: The Gathering should be encouraged, not belittled and criticised
This initiative is taking tourism away from the bureaucrats and returning it to the people on the ground, writes John Verling.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you getting involved in The Gathering?
It’s the government scheme aimed at encouraging you to invite relatives home and organise events celebrating Irish culture, but are you getting involved?
# The Grabbing
Michael O'Leary renames The Gathering 'The Grabbing'
He also said Leo Varadkar was “all talk” and that Shannon Airport should have been sold off.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: A Gathering storm; Al-Quinnada; and Mitt Romney’s Irish cousin?
# Too Cute
Adorable dogs who want to be invited to 'The Gathering'
Cute dogs who love dressing in all things green and are totally opposed to Gabriel Byrne’s thoughts that The Gathering is a “scam”.
# smooch
Pics: Who's been kissing Gabriel Byrne?
Someone, perhaps ‘of a certain age’, has planted a lipstick kiss on the Irish actor who has hit the headlines in recent days for bad-mouthing a government initiative.
Column: ‘Gabriel Byrne is wrong – The Gathering is volunteerism at its best’
Why do we always have to knock ordinary people who are trying to rebuild Ireland, writes Eddie Barrett.
# Your Say
Poll: Is The Gathering 2013 a good idea?
Gabriel Byrne believes the initiative is a scam. But what do you think?
# Ouch
Gabriel Byrne slams The Gathering, calls it 'a scam'
The actor told Today FM’s Matt Cooper that Irish-American tourists are ‘shaken down’ for money when they visit Ireland.
# TV
Gabriel Byrne to play lead in TV adaptation of John Banville crime series
Banville said Byrne is the “perfect” choice to star in the series – which he penned under the pseudonym Benjamin Black.
# Global Irish
LIVE: Bill Clinton addresses the Global Irish Economic Forum
Watch as the former US president Bill Clinton delivers the keynote speech at the two-day economic forum taking place in Dublin Castle.
# GIEF 2011
LIVE: Global Irish Economic Forum 2011 in Dublin
Live footage, courtesy of RTÉ, of events at the 2011 Global Irish Economic Forum, a two-day event taking place at Dublin Castle.
# Global Irish
In pictures: celebrity, business and politics meet at Dublin Castle
The great and the good have descended on the Global Irish Economic Forum in the capital today.
# Global Irish
Taoiseach opens Global Irish Economic Forum at Dublin Castle
A two-day event will hope to harness the thoughts of the Irish diaspora on how Ireland’s economy can be resuscitated.
# Global Irish
Celebrities and business leaders will mass for second Global Irish Forum
Former US president Bill Clinton, economist David McWilliams and actor Gabriel Byrne are among those attending the event next month.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In today’s Fix: Government minister warns of second bailout; Diarmuid Gavin’s multi-million euro garden; Tron resigns; Malta votes to legalise divorce; and Gabriel Byrne does Jedward, no really, he does…