Lola Petticrew and Bronagh Gallagher in A Bump Along the Way

Every now and then a small Irish film creeps up from nowhere and grabs a bit of unexpected, but deserved, attention. Beneficiary of a Northern Ireland(...)

Bronagh Gallagher. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

THE ACTOR AND SINGER ON BREXIT AND IRISHNESS, GROWING UP IN THE CREGGAN, FILMING WITH QUENTIN TARANTINO, AND THE TRIALS OF BEING FAMOUS  Th(...)

Bronagh Gallagher as a middle-aged Derry woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant in A Bump Along the Way

When does a renegade event become an institution? Moving into its seventh edition, IndieCork, conceived by former Cork Film Festival stalwarts Mick Ha(...)

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The Toronto International Film Festival (sometimes Tiff) is not like its rivals in Cannes or Venice. Taking place within the fourth-largest city in No(...)

Sea Fever: Neasa Hardiman’s film stars Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott in a science-fiction tale about a marine-biology student confronting a mysterious organism on an Atlantic trawler

Four Irish films have been announced as part of the Discovery programme at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival. This strong showing at th(...)

Jack Reynor’s horror short ‘Bainne’. Photograph:  Madeline Mulqueen

Jack Reynor is returning to the Galway Film Fleadh. “Yes, I am bringing down my spare liver in my suitcase,” he says. The Fleadh does have that reput(...)

Galway Film Fleadh 2019: Will Forte and Maeve Higgins in Extra Ordinary

It has always been tricky to predict what’s going to emerge most strongly from the programme at a Galway Film Fleadh. That’s the thing about a festiva(...)

The Waterboys will be in full gallop at Leopardstown Racecourse on Thursday

Seoda Summer Party Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick Saturday August 11th 6pm €10 dolans.ie Anyone looking for an easy-peasy guide to what’s happening in t(...)

Derry-born James McClean: the very reason such players choose to appear in a Republic of Ireland jersey is that they do not feel at home in an environment where they have to justify their identities. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Twenty years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, a great deal has changed in Northern Ireland, now a place very much in vogue. Thanks to the s(...)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in a scene from 'Star Wars'. Photograph: LucasFilm

Let me bring you back to early 1978 and the release of George Lucas’s Star Wars. No, I haven’t got that wrong. Hard though it may be to believe, that (...)

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