When we say an actor steals a scene we leave the suggestion that some sort of bullying or upstaging has gone on. This is not always the case. In Ge(...)

Jack Reynor in Gerard Barrett’s superb Glassland

Two years ago, Jimmy Deenihan, then Minister for Arts, turned up at the Galway Film Fleadh for the world premiere of Gerard Barrett’s Pilgrim Hill.(...)

James Hickey, Irish Film Board chief executive, who presented an overview of the film industry in Ireland this year and an outlook for 2014. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish film, television and animation industry is on course for a record year generating €168 million worth of activity, Irish Film Board has said.(...)

Ripper Street, shot in Dublin and starring Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, was one of the biggest revenue generators for the Irish film industry in 2013.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish film, television and animation industry is on course for a record year generating €168 million worth of activity.The figure is an 18 per cen(...)

Kerr Logan as Feargal Sharkey in Good Vibrations which, despite rave notices and celebrity endorsements, has already exited the Irish top 10

Oh dear. Irish film is an awfully hard sell at the best of times. So why have we ended up with six Irish releases crammed into the space of as (...)

A myth still permeates that Irish cinema is a little too concerned with the rural and the miserable. Quite the opposite is now the case.(...)

Joe Mullins and Muiris Crowley in Pilgrim Hill
Alone on the hill

‘Iam not comparing myself with Quentin Tarantino at all, at all,” Gerard Barrett says. “But I saw him talking on Charlie Rose and he said that,(...)