Tomm Moore, who is in Los Angeles for this weekend’s Oscar ceremony, said his greatest ambition for his nominated film The Song of the Sea is that Irish people will go and see it.  Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore has said Irish people have a “post-colonial” attitude to going to the cinema to see Irish films. Moore, who is in (...)

Brendan Gleeson: beat Oscar contenders Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall to the prize of best actor at the British Independent Film Awards. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott, Irish performers of different generations, have taken the two male acting prizes at the Moët British Independent Fil(...)

Calvary has been nominated for best film at the Moet British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). Director John Michael McDonagh, who sparked a cont(...)

The Cinémobile, Ireland’s ‘pop-up’ picture house on wheels, is twinning with four other countries to bring independent film to some of northern Europe’s farthest corners. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Cinémobile, Ireland’s ‘pop-up’ picture house on wheels, is twinning with four other countries to bring independent film to some of northern Europe(...)

 Brendan Gleeson pictured in 2009. Photograph: Getty 1:44

Actor Brendan Gleeson has said director John Michael McDonagh was right to question the standards of Irish films. Speaking at the launch of The Walwor(...)

John Michael McDonagh:   said  his comments had been “wilfully misrepresented by a small section of the Dublin media with an axe to grind”.

Director John Michael McDonagh has been subject to fierce criticism for effectively disowning the Irish film industry, but his latest release Calvary (...)

Brendan Meyer and Maika Monroe in The Guest

Well, we had a good innings but this, dear reader, is the end. Rotten Potatoes is brown bread. So from now on, you’ll have to come up with up-to-the-m(...)

Despite President Higgins’s recent jaunt to Windsor, our British chums could not be persuaded to take much interest in the muddled Hibernian mu(...)

John Michael McDonagh’s problematic follow-up to The Guard begins with an ingenious, arrest(...)

David McSavage: ‘Your mother would do anything for you, but she sort of sent you out into the world like some sort of useless orphan.’ Photograph: Eric Luke 2:49

Angry Emer is a strident career woman whose clipped nasal Mount Merrion accent would cut flesh. She will appear in the fourth series of the sat(...)