“People hope they go to heaven when they die… you go to heaven when you are born.”
“We have to stop talking ourselves down.” Eamon Dunphy’s words immediately following the Republic of Ireland’s nervy 1-0 victory over Georgia last night make for a welcome change. Yes, we seem to scrape vital wins in not always the sexiest of manners, but this writer thinks it’s time to be a little more positive.
‘The Last Man on the Moon’ is a spellbinding documentary film about the tragic loss and unparalleled legacy of the Apollo Program, told through the words and emotions of Captain Gene Cernan, his friends, family, and former NASA colleagues. Shane Hannon sat down with the film’s director Mark Craig and producer Gareth Dodds before a special screening at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in March.
‘Breaking Bad’ was one of the most ground-breaking television shows of recent times, and its influence is still being felt worldwide. Shane Hannon had a chat with one of the stars of the series, RJ Mitte, about life on the set, breakfast, music and attacking the stigma of living with a disability.
High-profile cases of concussion in various sports recently have shone the spotlight on the issue once more. Shane Hannon explores the history of head trauma on the field of play and in the ring, and outlines why the matter needs to be taken more seriously.
The Camino de Santiago, or ‘Way of St James’, is a famous pilgrimage route in northern Spain with a history dating back thousands of years. Shane Hannon documents his experiences walking the final 113km over four summer days from Sarria into Santiago de Compostela.