Trim Salmon of Knowledge Festival at Trim Castle

If the thought of heading back to homework, uniforms and school lunches is hard to bear, just think how the kids feel. The best way to brush off the b(...)

Jeanne Moreau in New York, March, 2003. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Jeanne Moreau, who passed away in the early hours of July 31st at the age of 89, was arguably the greatest French woman actor ever. Her life and oeuv(...)

Alastair and Emma White with their daughter Sadbh  was born profoundly deaf and had bilateral cochlear implants put in April and ‘switched on’ last month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Emma and Alastair White had been warned not to expect a “YouTube moment” when their 18-month-old, profoundly deaf daughter Sadbh had her cochlear impl(...)

Irish Film Archive still from Ronson advertisement. It is a hair dryer but  one that comes with a shoulder strap. ‘Apart from a mink coat, what else could a girl want?’

It’s easy to age almost any Irish person by asking what their favourite ads were as a child. Hip young millennials will wistfully recall that Kellogg’(...)

Image: Screenshot of commerical from IFI Irish Film Archive

“I always seem to be left out of everything,” says the woman working in an unidentified factory somewhere in 1960s Ireland. “Something I learned in (...)

Milos Forman’s The Fireman’s Ball (1967)

Something unexpected happened to cinema in the 1960s and 1970s. As television began to close its grip, rather than withering and dying, the medium dis(...)

John Rodgers: told Mr Dukes he did not see the legal basis on which access to the files, especially for films made 30 years or more previously, could be resisted or refused. Photograph: David Sleator

There was a series of tense letters between the attorney general and the minister for justice in late 1986 over the release of the film censor’s file(...)

The IFI employed approximately 78 staff members last year at a total cost of €2.1 million

The Irish Film Institute (IFI) returned to profit in 2015, generating a €32,242 surplus after recording a €75,826 deficit a year earlier. Income rose(...)

Ukraine unveiled the world’s largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for future generations. Photgraph: Sergei Supinsky/Getty Images/AFP Photo

A special screening of Robert Kenner’s documentary on the near release of the US’s largest ever nuclear warhead will take place in the Irish Film Inst(...)

Irish soldiers during the opening hours of the Battle of the Somme,  July 1st 1916. Photograph:  IWM/Getty

One of the saddest stories to emerge from Easter Week 1916 was the death of husband and wife John and Margaret Naylor. They were both fatally injured (...)

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