Film & Television

John Maguire: Two brave and forthright women who were minimised and mistreated by society

Documentaries tell the inspiring stories of Sineád O’Connor and Vicky Phelan, who used their voices to tell truths that people didn’t want to hear

Sinéad O’Connor: Nothing Compares revisits the first decade of her musical career

Two documentaries about inspirational Irish women, directed by first-time Irish women filmmakers, are released in cinemas this weekend. Kathryn Ferguson’s Nothing Compares revisits the first decade or so of Sinéad O’Connor’s musical career, when she went from being idolised to demonised. Sasha King’s Vicky tells in intimate detail the story of Vicky Phelan, who was mistakenly given the all-clear by a HSE cervical cancer screening programme and has spent the last years of her life ...