US film-maker Michael Moore has spoken angrily about the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, during a visit to Dublin. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Michael Moore, the radical documentarian behind Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, has spoken angrily about the recent mass shooting in Orland(...)

Simon Fitzmaurice directed ‘My Name is Emily’ – a crowd-funded production – from a wheelchair, while struggling with the symptoms of motor neurone disease. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An extraordinary awards season for the domestic film industry comes to a close on Saturday night with the Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) Awa(...)

Michael Fassbender attends  2014’s  much-criticised Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta) ceremony in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Iftas, aka the Irish Film and Television Academy awards, generated a heap of chatter last year and not only in the hotel function room where it wa(...)

Rob Clark: ‘Audiences will want to get a better season two than season one.’

What are the next big trends for television formats? Game shows “that are funny” are one genre where the industry is currently experimenting, says Rob(...)

Susanna Reid, with her professional partner Kevin Clifton on the 2013 series of Strictly Come Dancing. “What is there at the moment is still working.”

The global television industry is searching for that next “big idea” to help broadcasters pull in a mass family audience, the Irish Film and Televisio(...)