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Young socialists demonstrate at a meeting held by Conservative MP for Smethwick Peter Griffiths in Birmingham in 1965. Photograph: Jobson/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

I wanted to write about where I now lived, England, but I had no pre-existing knowledge of the place, no map to guide me. Eventually I found the ans(...)

The Chinese arthouse market stretches to some 2,000 cinemas. Photograph: iStock

The Chinese film market isn’t just an opportunity for Hollywood blockbusters is the message emerging at this week’s China Ireland International Film F(...)

 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

Charles de Gaulle and  Eamon de Valera at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

Fifty years before Donald Trump’s trip, another globally recognised politician came to Ireland on a private visit that turned out to be far from priva(...)

Matt Bomer: 'We live in times where society is becoming more divided.' Photograph: Fred Hayes/Getty for SAGindie

Fate has made at least one effort to keep Matt Bomer in Ireland against his will. About 20 years ago, when he was still a student, he spent time as a (...)

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. Photograph: Helen Sloan/HBO

“The single most positive thing to happen to the screen industry in Northern Ireland is Game of Thrones.” That’s the assessment of Richard Williams, (...)

Irish actors Nora-Jane Noone (left) and Nika McGuigan  in Wildfire, the upcoming debut feature from  Irish director Cathy Brady. Photograph: Great Point Media

Screen Ireland will sponsor a sold-out international networking event for female talent at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Monday. The event is (...)

Chief executive and founder of Overcast Philippe Brodeur with co-founder Zsolt Lorincz:  Vodafone Ireland  recently commissioned the company to stream VoD content directly to 35,000 household TVs.

The Republic of Ireland is a hotbed for multimedia technology and, with so many groundbreaking companies working in the space, has the potential to be(...)

‘We love TV,’ says Apple chief executive Tim Cook. And they’re not the only ones. Photograph: David Paul Morris / Bloomberg

The arrival of Apple TV+, Disney+ and an array of new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services may tickle the fancy of some viewers, bamboozle oth(...)

Depression, from Latin depressare; to press down, depress

I didn’t so much wake up as emerge slowly from a grim thicket into consciousness. Trapped. As though a great weight lay across my body, pinned to the (...)

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