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Agnes Brown (Brendan O’Carroll) celebrates ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ topping the Irish Christmas television charts again. Photograph: BBC / RTÉ.

The festive episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys claimed what is by now its traditional prize of being the most-watched programme on Irish television over the (...)

Sarah Greene was awarded the Ros Hubbard Award for Acting in advance of this year’s Irish Film Festival London, for her role in ‘Rosie’. Photograph: Courtesy of Element Pictures

The Irish Film Festival London returns to London’s cinemas next week for the eighth year. The festival showcases Ireland’s latest mainstream and indep(...)

Rising stars: actor Chris Walley and film producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly. Photographs: BAFTA/Phil Fisk

While you might not expect to find any Irish people on an initiative named BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, the British academy has named Young Offenders act(...)

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 (...)

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