Donal Foreman: “I wanted it to be a collaboration with the city and that moment and with the actors. Too many Irish filmmakers say ‘I want to make a universal story, it could be set anywhere’. That was something I didn’t want to do”

Lenny Abrahamson has the smarts and Shimmy Marcus has the moves, but the hottest ticket in Irish cinema now is Donal Foreman. When his debut featur(...)

Actor Joe Steve Ó Neachtain at the Poitin Stil pub. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When south Connemara hosted its first Oireachtas Irish language cultural festival four decades ago the main marquee blew down just as a céilí was abo(...)

Kate O’Toole of the Irish Film Board,  Lelia Doolan of Picture Palace and Ros Na Rún actor Máire Uí Dhroighneáin at the launch of Galway’s  bid to become Unesco city of film. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The Irish Film Board is backing Galway’s ambition to become Ireland’s first – and the world’s third – Unesco city of film.Newly appointed film board c(...)

The village of Trevelez in Alpujarras Mountains in Andalucia, Spain

The mountain villages of Las Alpujarras near Granada are a warren of tiny flat-roofed stone houses built by Moorish Berbers in the 16th century(...)