Clare Dunne

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The best film in 2020 ends with a tantalising unanswered question.

There was a faint sense of relief as the Dublin Film Critics Circle (DFCC) — presided over by this newspaper’s Tara Brady — gathered to present their (...)

Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself

The pulling forward of the Oscars has caused confusion for Irish folk who structure their calendars around the world of film. Doesn’t the event usuall(...)

Irish film Herself, developed from an idea by its lead actor and co-writer Clare Dunne and supported by Screen Ireland.

The Irish housing crisis film that won a standing ovation at Sundance, the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney novel Normal People and the 17th century Kilk(...)

Herself stars Clare Dunne, who is alo co-writer, and is directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Photograph: Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

The Irish film Herself has premiered to breathlessly positive notices at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Mention has already been made of the 2021(...)

Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly (left) in a study of sexual harassment at Fox News, with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

What a cornucopia of delights are coming our way in 2020. We offer a few warnings. One or two of these may slide into 2021. On the upside, the odd exc(...)

DIFF 2020: the festival programme includes Rose Plays Julie, featuring Ann Skelly, Orla Brady and Aidan Gillen

The 2020 Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival will feature the film-maker Charlie Kaufman, a string of new Irish films, and Women Make Film(...)

Sectors such as fruit picking are seen as the most likely beneficiaries of the proposed new system. Photograph: iStock

The Republic is an “outlier” in Europe because it has no system for granting seasonal employment permits for foreign workers in sectors such as fruit (...)

Ciara O’Callaghan: ‘I love all Cate Blanchett’s work. I’d love to see her on stage, I’d say that’s something else.’

Current favourite book At Christmas, I was given a book about called Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, and it’s nice to drift bac(...)

Clare Dunne: a fine actor finding her own voice in Sure Look It, Fuck It

SURE LOOK IT, FUCK IT ★★★★☆ Project Arts Centre, Dublin “Swearing can bring sudden calmness,” performer and writer Clare Dunne declares, encouraging(...)

Clare Dunne, already an accomplished actor, is now making another mark as a writer.

Sure Look It, Fuck It Project Arts Centre, Dublin March 19th-23rd, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) €15-€22, projectartscentre.ie “The thing is, ya see, I k(...)

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