Irish actor’s Jack Reynor, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, English actress Lucy Boynton and Mark McKenna arrive for the premiere of ‘Sing Street’. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s opening skirmishes at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah have proved hugely successful. Both Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship, produced(...)

Saoirse Ronan is announced as a nominee for best actress at the 88th Academy Awards nominations ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, US. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

Olé, olé, olé! We rule! Eat our celluloid! Take that Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, Walt Disney and Stanley Kubrick! Your boys took a hell of a beating. (...)

The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

Director Lenny Abrahamson, his wife Monika and James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board, at a party in the Light House cinema in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

For some months, there has been cautious talk of domestic success at the Academy Awards. Both Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, People’s Choice Award winner (...)

Daniel Day-Lewis and Alison Whelan in My Left Foot directed by Jim Sheridan (1989). The film received five Academy Award nominations and Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker went on to take the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards

In 1989, first-time film director Jim Sheridan’s My Left Foot, a small television drama made for ITV, shocked the Hollywood establishment when it rec(...)

Saoirse Ronan at last Sunday night’s  Golden Globe Awards. The Irish star has recieved a best actress nomination for her performance in   Brooklyn, which also got  a Best Picture  nod alongside Lenny Abrahamson’s Room. (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

In an extraordinary day for the Irish film industry, both Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn have been nominated for best picture at(...)

Julianne Moore (right) presents Leonardo DiCaprio with the award for Best Actor - Motion Picture, Drama for “The Revenant”at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10th, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

As expected, Brie Larson, star of Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, took the Golden Globe for best drama actress in Los Angeles on Sunday night. An Irish-Canad(...)

 Emma Donohoe, who is nominated for a  Golden Globe  for best screenplay for Room, photographed at The Lighthouse cinema in Dublin on Thursday night.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The initial skirmishes have taken place. In September, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room won the Oscar-friendly People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festiv(...)

Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn: There is no significant British investment in Ronan’s frame. The BBC has not financed Michael Fassbender’s left leg

Relations have not always been sweet between the two largest islands in our archipelago. After a millennium of atrocity, outrage, and misunderstanding(...)

The Irish have been outperforming throughout this year’s awards season, with Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn catching the eye. Photograph: Reuters

Paddy Breathnach’s Viva has made it on to the penultimate Oscar shortlist for the best foreign language feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture (...)