Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Normal People. Element Pictures is also behind the upcoming TV series Conversations with Friends, based on Sally Rooney’s debut novel. Photograph: Enda Bowe

British production company Fremantle has acquired a majority stake in Element Pictures, the Dublin-based company behind global phenomenon Normal Peopl(...)

BBC Three’s re-launch night saw the debut of sketch series Lazy Susan, who are Celeste Dring and Freya Parker. Their Sketch Hotline skit went viral online. Photograph: Tiger Aspect

Sky Ireland is expected to add the relaunched BBC Three to its electronic programme guide (EPG) in the coming weeks, while Virgin Media Ireland has in(...)

     Element Pictures, who produced the television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People, welcomed the proposal for a levy on streaming services.

The Irish television and film production industry has welcomed proposals to make streaming services, such as Netflix, pay a levy to fund more independ(...)

Charlie Cox and Ciarán Hinds in new crime drama series Kin. Photograph: RTÉ

Drama and entertainment took centre stage as RTÉ held its autumn season launch event virtually for a second straight year, with director-general Dee F(...)

The late Nika McGuigan (left), who won the Actress in a Lead Role award, and Nora-Jane Noone in Wildfire

The winners of the 2021 Iftas – the Irish Film and Television Academy awards – in the film and TV drama categories have been announced in a virtual ce(...)

Charlene Lydon: “I genuinely feel another Saturday night at home watching a new release film doesn’t do it for me. Everyone wants out of their house.”

The speed of June’s reopenings took the team at the Light House Cinema by surprise. “Yes,” says programme manager Charlene Lydon. “We’ve been having a(...)

Golden Globes 2021: Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Normal People. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element/BBC

Paul Mescal has missed out on a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Normal People, but his costar Daisy Edgar-Jones is up for one of this year’s a(...)

RTÉ drama Dead Still, featuring Eileen O’Higgins as Nancy, will receive BAI funding for its second series.

The Dry, a six-part comedy drama made by Element Pictures for RTÉ One, received the highest funding award under the latest round of the Broadcasting A(...)

No matter how ‘Irish’ a drama,  representations of Ireland and the Irish can be as much about meeting expectations as subverting them.

To reduce nausea caused by Wild Mountain Thyme, the prescription is money, more of it, and not just to pay for national therapy. Money is needed to p(...)

Orla Brady stars in The South Westerlies, currently airing on RTÉ One. The series is among the television dramas that have been supported by Screen Ireland.

Five Irish television dramas and a talent academy initiative are among the television-focused projects to be given new funding from Screen Ireland aft(...)

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