From left, Paddy Breathnach, director of Viva and I Went Down; Rebecca Daly, director of Mammal; James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board; and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures. Photographs: Alan Betson, Getty Images

What’s going with Irish cinema? Two Irish films – Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn – have picked up nominations for best picture a(...)

Actresses Kelly Thornton and Nika McGuigan at the Programme launch for The Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The programme for the 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival was launched on Thursday evening at Whelan’s on Camden Street. Gráinne Humphreys,(...)

Irish actor’s Jack Reynor, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, English actress Lucy Boynton and Mark McKenna arrive for the premiere of ‘Sing Street’. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s opening skirmishes at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah have proved hugely successful. Both Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship, produced(...)

Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in Creed

Twitter, that most reliably intemperate of mediums, went into a tizzy when Sylvester Stallone, having won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor,(...)

The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

Saoirse Ronan arrives for the British Independent Film Awards   in December. “In terms of acting talent, it’s almost ridiculous the extent to which Irish male and female actors punch above their weight internationally.” Photograph: Will Oliver

Before the Oscar nominations are revealed this week, it is impossible not to assume multiple nominations for the Irish. When that happens, you have to(...)

L-R: Jordanne Jones, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Charlie Kelly, Stephen Fingelton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ferdia Walsh-Peelo Actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo was always likely to become famous. Born and raised in Co Wicklow, the good-looking, sleek 16-year-old ha(...)

 Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’, John Crowley’s film adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel. Photograph: Kerry Brown/Mongrel Media

Irish film and television has come of age this year with a number of critical and box office success stories, Irish Film Board chief executive James H(...)

Colin Farrell in The Lobster, a film by Yorgos Lanthimos

Six Irish films are to play at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah next month. It had already been announced that Rebecca Daly’s Mammal, a(...)

Saul Williams: “I started to earn money from reading poems. I didn’t even know you could do that.” Photograph: Geordie Wood

Struggling for recognition never came into it for US poet, writer and actor Saul Williams. On a dodgy phone line from Paris, a city he lived in fro(...)

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