Labour TD Pat Rabbitte with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland chief executive Michael O’Keeffe: “The BAI is particularly pleased to have been able to support a number of projects associated with the 1916 Rising and we look forward to seeing these on our screens next year.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three television projects about the Easter Rising have received €1.3 million in funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The money f(...)

Actor Brian Gleeson: been confirmed for the series which begins shooting in the summer and will air in the first quarter of next year

  RTÉ has announced details of a five-part television drama series which will be the centrepoint of its Easter Rising commemoration schedu(...)

RTÉ head of drama Jane Gogan: “ We wanted to work with creative media entrepreneurs and get them thinking about television”. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

RTÉ head of drama Jane Gogan has got her eye on the future: Love/Hate has come to a bloody end, and Raw got the chop in 2013, meaning the station curr(...)

Charlie Murphy knows the Christmas drill: “Too many tins of Roses. Sweating in your jumper. Watching an old film on TV. Popping over to different p(...)

Behind bars: Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt as Bates  and Anna in Downton Abbey

It has been recommissioned for a sixth series – and why wouldn’t it when the viewing figures are so huge? It’s as much a cultural phenomenon as a t(...)

Uncanny: Sinéad Cusack, Charlie Murphy and Ciarán Hinds in Our Few and Evil Days

There is a line in Mark O’Rowe’s new play, Our Few and Evil Days, at the Abbey Theatre, that is so obedient to the rhythm of reported speech, and n(...)

Flint-hard: Claire Danes in Homeland

Few jobs are so interesting that a camera crew can knock two hours of relatively consecutive, engaging television out of them. Even actors describe(...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor who plays Nidge in Love/Hate is seen in the first episode of the fifth series of which was broadcast tonight.

So just to recap on where the last series of RTÉ’s flagship TV drama, Love/Hate, left off: we saw gang boss Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) going mental in(...)

Our Few and Evil Days: “You listen to the painstaking dialogue, though, like a surveillance team hoping to catch someone in confession”

Our Few and Evil Days Abbey Theatre, Dublin ****It isn’t remarkable that Mark O’Rowe, a master of sensational monologues, should return to dialogue fo(...)

We’re used to thinking about Sam Reid as a very English gentleman or a very upright officer. In fact the actor grew up on a cattle ranch in rural New South Wales.  Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Sam Reid is having a moment. No. Scratch that. Sam Reid is having a year’s worth of moments. So far in 2014, movie hounds have had reason to gasp over(...)