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The Young Offenders: Connor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) and Jock O’Keeffe (Chris Walley).  Photograph: Miki Barlok

It was unclear whether the first series of The Young Offenders (RTE Two, Thursday, 9pm) would go quietly or be dragged out kicking and screaming for i(...)

Chris Walley and Alex Murphy are exquisitely cast as Jock and Conor

If you’ve already met Conor and Jock, the delinquent stars of Peter Foott’s glorious coming-of-age caper The Young Offenders, you shouldn’t be surpris(...)

Chris Whalley and Alex Murphy play, respectively, the lanky Jock and the compact Conor as the most amiable sorts of idiot. Photograph: Miki Barlok

It is early September and we are stationed on a windy patch of grass in the northern suburbs of Cork city. I doubt film crews often turn up in this pa(...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

Chris Walley and Alex Murphy   in The Young Offenders

Here’s some news worth celebrating. Peter Foott’s The Young Offenders, a huge hit at the Irish box office in 2016, is about to become a television ser(...)

A scene from ‘The Young Offenders’, which topped the cinema nominations for this year’s Iftas, along with ‘The Siege of Jadotville’.

Two very different projects have topped the cinema nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Academy awards (Iftas). The Ifta nominations(...)

Seána Kerslake is incandescent in A Date For Mad Mary

If you craved a sense of occasion on Saturday then the Galway Film Fleadh was the place to be. The organisers of the 28th event pulled off a coup by (...)

Mona McSharry in action during  the Swim Ireland Irish Open  Championships at the  National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conor Ferguson came agonisingly close to the Olympic A time in winning Friday night’s 100m backstroke final on the second day of competition at the Ir(...)

Fiona Doyle shows off the silver medal she won  in the 50m breaststroke at the  World University Games in Gwangju.

Not long after winning her second swimming medal at last month’s World University Games in Gwangju – securing a Rio Olympic qualifying time in the pro(...)

Grainne Murphy may be remembered from London 2012 as the athlete who swam below par in the 400m freestyle heats, almost a full 10 seconds slower than (...)

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