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Iftas 2021: Normal People is nominated in a staggering 15 categories

The nominations for the 2021 Iftas – the Irish Film and Television Academy awards – in the film and TV drama categories have been unveiled. David Frey(...)

The newest Octavia RS arrives looking none-more-cop-spec

I am obsessed with Line of Duty, the BBC police drama in which bent coppers are investigated, OCG vehicles trigger ambushes, and the magisterial Adria(...)

New Ireland: Jimmy Nesbitt, Fergal Keane, Síona Cahill (top row), Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, Adrian Dunbar and Hazel Chu

Politicians, civic leaders and public figures imagine the Ireland they would like to see in the next 100 years The year 2021 is the centena(...)

Kelly Macdonald’s DCI Davidson is in the process of extracting herself from a messy romance

“Back to basics” is the promise as Line of Duty (BBC One, 9pm) returns for a long-anticipated sixth series. That’s a relief to hear as Jed Mercurio’s (...)

Kelly Macdonald in Line of Duty: ‘My first thought was that this would be really challenging.’ Photograph: Steffan Hill/World Productions/BBC

Kelly Macdonald’s roles are typically quiet and fraught with internal conflict, and entailing journeys that are more reflective than active. As a(...)

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as VIsion in Marvel Studios’ Wandavision exclusively on Disney+. Photograph: Marvel Studios 2020

Think twice before writing obituaries for any venerable genre or format. The record album is not what it once was, but great excitement still greets t(...)

James Nesbitt in Bloodlands. Photographer: Steffan Hill/BBC

During these purgatorial days, television has become our reliable friend, confidante and beacon of sanity. A terrible hush has, it is true, settled ov(...)

Richard Corrigan is sharing his family soda bread and signature shellfish cocktail recipes

The comedian Dara Ó Briain is to join the Irish chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan to host a livestreamed cookalong on Monday evening in aid of th(...)

Actor Jessie Buckley has been nominated for the recent film Wild Rose and the series The Woman in White and Chernobyl.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has announced its nominations for the Irish Academy Awards. There was no ceremony in 2019 and, as a resul(...)

Blood: Adrian Dunbar does his best to elevate a plot that occasionally sparks to life but often plods along

Ireland has come late to prestige television, and it’s an open question if we’ve even made landfall yet. There was Love/Hate, which was slick and swea(...)

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