Jeremy Irons and Colin Farrell at the Iftas  in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The RTÉ broadcast of the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (Iftas) on Saturday is one to file away under “I” for irony: the award c(...)

Michael Fassbender, Actor in a Supporting Role winner for 12 Years A Slave, at the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTA). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Calvary was the big winner at last night’s Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) in Dublin. The story of a good priest confronting bad(...)

The stars of Mupets Most Wanted arrive for their interview with The Irish Times. “Everybody got on famously and did not compete with moi at all,” says Miss Piggy

Well, this is strange. One gets to meet all sorts in the interviewing lark: faded, fetid heartthrobs; just-about-living legends; distinguished avat(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel

CALVARY Fresh from an avalanche of positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to The Guard looks like a ca(...)

Michael Legge, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Andrew Bennett and Brian Gleeson in 'The Stag'

Hugh O’Conor mentions the fact while we are arranging coffee and cake. So, I presume he won’t mind me repeating it here. The fresh-faced star of My(...)

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(...)

A photo issued by the Tate of ‘Wantee’ 2013 by Laure Prouvost which was tonight annunced as the winner of the Turner Prize 2013 in Derry. Photo credit should read: Laure Prouvost/MOTInternational/PA.

French artist Laure Prouvost is the winner of this year’s Turner Prize, worth £20,000. Actress Saoirse Ronan announced the award at a ceremony in Derr(...)

 Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan who are both in the running to pick up gongs at an awards ceremony celebrating the best in independent British cinema. Photograph: PA

Philomena stars Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan are both in the running to pick up gongs at an awards ceremony celebrating the best in independent Br(...)

Clockwise from main: Marina & the Diamonds sporting Natalie B Coleman designs; Turkish-born designer Umit Kutluk; Dublin styling powerhouse Grace Moore

Angela Scanlon. Her documentary Oi Ginger is top of the RTÉ Player charts at time of writing, and her own star is in the ascendant – she has been prof(...)

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