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Saoirse Ronan talks politics in the August issue of US Vogue

Ronan was born in the 1990s and grew up in Ireland at a time of rapid social change. The dominance of the Catholic Church over state institutions was beginning to fall away, homosexuality was decriminalized, divorce became legal, and contraception was made widely available for the first time.

In 2015, when Ronan was 21, the Irish electorate affirmed the right to same-sex marriage with a 62 percent majority. She remembers that day:

“driving through north Dublin, and everyone had the flags out,” she says. “They were having street parties. It felt as though we had moved into a new stage. It was like we had woken up.

I ask if Ronan ever worried about facing a backlash for speaking her mind on abortion, long considered a particularly divisive issue in Ireland.

“I just felt like that wasn’t important,” she says. “I know people who had to travel abroad in order to get an abortion, and that’s when I knew I would speak out.”

But Ronan doesn’t engage only with policy concerns that touch her life directly. She also voiced her support in 2016 for the illegal takeover of an empty building in Dublin’s city centere to accommodate the homeless; and she takes the time to recommend me Jeff Chang’s We Gon’ Be Alright, a book of essays on racial resegregation in the U.S._

“I wouldn’t say I grew up politically minded,” she tells me, “but the older I get, the more in touch I am with what activists are doing—and the more I want to help them.”

In fairness

Saoirse Ronan on Growing Up on Camera, the Changing Politics of Ireland, and Becoming a Queen (Vogue)

Saoirse Ronan (top) at tonight’s Academy Awards ; Frances McDormand receives her Best Actress Oscar

Tonight

The Academy Awards 2018.

Best Picture: “The Shape of Water”

Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

*ceremoniously tears up betting slip in two*

The 2018 Oscar Winners: Full List (New York Times)

Pic:s Rex/Variety

 

Gayle Follard writes:

En route to the U.S.: I see Aer Lingus have gotten over that Saoirse Ronan sketch on SNL. Didn’t take long for her to appear on EI flights… No mention of you know what… (or the lack of decent sausages on the in-flight breakfast)…

Previously:

Aer Lingus trolls Saoirse Ronan’s Saturday Night Live skit (RTÉ)

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In fairness.

Saoirse Ronan and Martin McDonagh win Golden Globe (RTÉ)

Golden Globe Award Winners 2018: The Complete List (New York Times)

The Golden Globe nominations are being have been announced…

Carlow actress Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical of Comedy, for her role in Lady Bird.

Saoirse’s nomination was announced with a little difficulty by actress Alfre Woodward when she called her ‘Sheer-sa’ before correcting herself.

She did try and tell them, in fairness.

Meanwhile Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner has also been nominated for Best Motion Picture (Animated).

And Martin McDonagh is up for Best Director in a Motion Picture with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Yay!

Watch the nominations being announced back here

Here Are the 2018 Golden Globes Nominees (Time)

Last night.

Saturday Night Live on NBC.

SNL guest host Saoirse Ronan plays an Aer Lingus cabin member on a dog-filled flight from Dublin to New York via Cork…with only potatoes on the menu.

You’ll laugh.

You’ll Howl.

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Warning:
contains Riverdancing.

Ted writes:

Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl video [featuring Saoirse Ronan] was released this morning. A few Galway scenes missing like a pair of language students getting tackled and their bikes stolen. But overall a nice video…

FIGHT!

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A card from the Poland Embassy to celebrate International Women’s Day

Ted writes:

Polish Embassy in Dublin has Saoirse Ronan right up there with Nobel Prize winners Marie Curie and Wislawa Szymborska, and even Constance Markievicz on their International Women’ Day graphic.

She is a good actress in fairness…

FIGHT!

Poland Embassy (Facebook)

 

 

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Tonight.

The Savoy cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Saoirse Ronan at the Dublin premiere of the movie adaptation, by Nick Hornby, of Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn.

Lovely frock, in fairness.

With ‘Brooklyn,’ Saoirse Ronan Embraces Her Journey (New York Times)

(Leah Farrell/RollingNews)

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Also tonight.

At the Double Tree Hotel (formerly The Burlington), Dublin 4.

The inaugural IFTA Gala Television Awards 2015 with all the slebs including from top: Joe Duffy, Rory Cowan, Jedward, Amanda Byram, Brendan O’Carroll and Jennifer Gibney; bemused tourist attempting to leave hotel.

(Sam Boal/RollingNews)

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Ruining a perfectly good Aran jumper.

Saoirse Ronan in distressed irish traditional knitwear promoting her lead role in Nick Hornby’s  Oscar-baiting adaptation of Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn (2015) in American style mag Wonderland.

She’s changed.

Previously: The Aran Jumper, An Evolution

Pic: Stefan Khoo