Roger Casement and John Devoy  in 1915

The very name of this three-part documentary is like a proclamation. By calling it 1916 (RTÉ One, 9.35pm, Wednesday), filmmaker Bríona Nic Dhiarmada a(...)

Liam Neeson. Photograph: James Mooney

RTÉ’s documentary on the Easter Rising 1916 has been sold to 120 television stations in the United States and to the BBC. The $3 million (€2.6 milli(...)

RTÉ One’s three-part documentary 1916 has not only been picked up by 120 PBS stations in the US, it has been acquired by SBS in Australia, TF1 Histoir(...)

Landscape of Lies: the Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean (right) unwittingly took part in the film

This weekend, as part of its Storyville documentary series, BBC Four airs The Great Gangster Film Fraud, the strange story of a bankrupt Iraqi-born pr(...)

On location: Catherine Geary, who has worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones and Skyfall. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

To explain what the life of a film location manager is like, Catherine Geary shows me a sketch on her laptop. Actually, it’s more of a scribble. It lo(...)

Hollywood star Liam Neeson, who hails from Ballymena, has lent his support for a major rally in the town

Hollywood star Liam Neeson is lending his support to a major rally that is being organised by trade unions to highlight the impact that hundreds of pl(...)

Something about the boy? In total, 82,000 boys were born in the Netherlands last year, 720 of whom were named Liam. Photograph: Getty Images

In an extraordinary example of cultural homogenisation, the most popular boy’s name in the Netherlands last year was Liam, regarded by the Dutch as a (...)

“Nearly 20 years ago, I went to the Project Arts Centre in Dublin to see a play called Ladies and Gentlemen by Emma Donoghue, who now has an Oscar nomination for adapting her superb novel, Room. The play wasn’t all that good.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Put the word Oscar into a word-association test and most of our political leaders won’t say “Wilde”, they’ll say “nomination”. Last week, when the Osc(...)

Saoirse Ronan speaks onstage at 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Saoirse Ronan won the award for Best Actress at the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday night. The Irish actress was recognise(...)

Ruth Bradley as Frances in RTÉ’s ‘Rebellion’

RTÉ One’s 1916 drama Rebellion got off to a strong start on Sunday night, when its first hour-long episode was watched by 619,000 viewers, or 41 per c(...)