Fleabag: the Irish Film Institute hosted a live screening of the sell-out West End play. Photograph: Joan Marcus

On Thursday evening, a long queue had formed outside Cinema 1 in the foyer of the Irish Film Institute. People weren’t lining up to attend a film prem(...)

An Irish soldier and an RUC officer share a joke at the original Irish Border in 1924. Still from Pathé, courtesy of the Irish Film Institute

The original hard Border on the island of Ireland was imposed by the Irish Free State in 1923, and footage of it has now been digitised and put online(...)

Bono in a  still from the film U2: An Cat Dubh.  Photograph:  IFI/Merry Doyle

For the first time in nearly 40 years, extended footage of U2 shot when they played the roof of an inner-city Dublin community centre in 1982 is to be(...)

Lion dance performance on Parnell Street, Dublin, as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council offered to censor topics politically sensitive to Beijing from its Chinese New Year festival last year, following pressure from th(...)

Steve McQueen: Wore his own clothes

Just last week, Jack Lyon, among the few remaining veterans of the escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944, died at his home in Bexhill-on-Sea. A former R(...)

The well-known statue of the cinema usher which once stood outside the Screen Cinema. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

You can date a Dubliner by what comes into their head when you mention the building that sits on the eastern corner of Townsend Street and Hawkins Str(...)

What Time Is Death? Paul Duane’s documentary charts Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty’s project to build a pyramid of  bricks containing human ashes

A little bit of urban English magick arrived at the Irish Film Institute on Tuesday night when Paul Duane, a singular director of films about singular(...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

Detailing Chinese Communist Party atrocities in the 1950s, Dead Souls clocks in at around eight hours

Thirty-one years ago I spent two successive afternoons in the delightfully old-school (even then) stalls of the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley. It wa(...)

Sarah Henochsberg, Bouli Lanners and Justine Lacroix in Claire Burger’s “Real Love”

For all the wealth of cinema in Europe, no nation has managed to catch up with French for breadth of output or rep. The annual French Film Festival at(...)

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