Brian Gleeson

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The Villa, East Main Street, Lismore, Co Waterford

Last week the Church of England sought to distance itself from a controversial decision by one of its ecclesiastical judges, who ruled that an Irish l(...)

83 Shrewsbury Park, Ballsbridge, D4, sold for €500,000, 9 per cent below its asking price

83 Shrewsbury, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4  Spacious two-bedroom apartment with balcony at garden level of this popular development. About 85sq m (914s(...)

Beckett’s Room:  no performers in this Dead Centre and Gate Theatre co-production. Photograph: Kyle Tunney

BECKETT’S ROOM Gate Theatre ★★★★☆ There’s no better audience than young people, enthuses a sinister visitor to Samuel Beckett’s apartment in Nazi-occ(...)

Writers and co-directors Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd

Samuel Beckett’s chair swivels with restless energy as he types, the keys clacking out a new communiqué for the French Resistance. It is 1942, in the(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival has announced a busy programme for its upcoming edition. Beginning on February 20th, this is the first(...)

Brian Gleeson in RTÉ’s new  drama Resistance

History may be written by the victors, but from Tolstoy to O’Casey more interesting stories tend to belong to its bystanders. In Rebellion, RTÉ’s his(...)

Simone Kirby, who plays   a code-breaker in Dublin Castle, and Brian Gleeson as Jimmy Mahon, a Dubliner who survives the Rising to become an intelligence officer in the succeeding mayhem

Heaven help the dramatist who embarks on an interpretation of Irish history. Colin Teevan remembers that after every episode of Rebellion, his recent (...)

Taken Down was divided between its female leads, a wooden Lynn Rafferty and a magnificent Aïssa Maïga

Good TV drama takes us to places we ordinarily never see. The best kind makes it feel vividly real. Despite the suggestion of its title, Taken Down (R(...)

Aïssa Maïga plays the stoic Abeni Bankole in Taken Down

Here’s an arresting idea for a police procedural: a murder mystery where the suspects are already in prison. At least, that’s the forcible impression(...)

Brian Gleeson and Desiree Akhavan: Relationship strictly platonic

In The Bisexual (Channel 4, Wednesday, 10pm), the actor and filmmaker Desiree Akhavan tries to keep her options open. Her character Leila, an editor (...)

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