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(...)

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(...)

Mad Men: the TV series has featured work by the wonderful American poet Frank O’Hara

Is this the consequence of an overly optimistic disposition or is poetry everywhere in recent times? Devotees of B(...)

Boxed in: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge in last weekend’s Love/Hate finale

Such was the hype ahead of the finale of Love/Hate (RTÉ One, Sunday) that Stuart Carolan, its writer, and David Caffrey, its director, could have deli(...)

Peter Coonan, Robbie Sheehan, Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Killian Scott in ‘Love/Hate’.

The ending was flat and confusing on Sunday night, some of the storyline seemed undeveloped and there was a sense nobody knew where the series was goi(...)

Love/Hate: Peter Coonan as Fran, whose reappearing tooth became a topic of conversation

There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that’s not being talked about. It is as true for a television drama as it is when Oscar W(...)

Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Fran (Peter Coonan) attacks Andrew (Peter O’ Meara). Image via RTÉ.

The first episode of this fourth series of Love/Hate was so promising. Gang boss Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) was paranoid and with reason; there was co(...)

Curtains: Silvia Napoleoni as Denise and Susan Loughnane as Debbie in Love/Hate

Spoiler alert! This column discusses crucial plot details from the entire series of Love/Hate so farKeith Duffy popped up in Love/Hate last week, musc(...)

Eamon Dunphy’s  memoir The Rocky Road was launched last night in Patrick Guilbaud’s in Dublin.Photograph: Dave Meehan

The autobiography of the man known as Ireland’s most controversial football pundit was last night launched by the writer of what is currently Ireland’(...)

Monstrous: Peter Coonan as Fran in the opening episode of the new series of ‘Love/Hate’

The opening scene of the new series of Love/Hate (RTÉ One, Sunday) was one of the best in a strong episode: it succinctly showed the strengths of the (...)