Joy Porter

The dangerous myth-making in the Banshees of Inisherin

The Bafta-winning film perpetuates falsehoods about Ireland's history

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Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin – with the miniature donkey who was the true star of the show [Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Studios]

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