Brian Gleeson in The Bisexual

Brian Gleeson was always going to be an actor, even without the benefit of that surname. When should have been tucked up in bed, he was up enthralled (...)

Jim (Cillian Murphy) and Daniele (Eva Birthistle) are smugly married with two children

Jim (Murphy) and Daniele (Birthistle) are smugly married with two children and a Dublin 6 home. They have other smug marrieds, including Chris (Scott)(...)

Patt Shortt: “I think the film board are brilliant. I did two films with them last year and I hope to do three this year.” Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Irish Film Board has reiterated calls for increased State funding, warning that investment is needed to develop the film industry. Speaking at th(...)

The Circuit: Gabe (Adeel Akhtar) and Nat (Eva Birthistle) have inexplicably left their “wonderful old life” and relocated to a place where their neighbours are “highly strung and psychopathic”

‘Channel 4 invites you to the worst dinner party that’s ever happened in the world anywhere.” That’s the pitch for The Circuit (Thursday), a comedy p(...)

Sinéad Kennedy, your guide at the Rose Ball and the drama of the qualifying rounds in Road to the Dome, Monday, RTÉ One, 6.30pm

Debatable Monday-Friday, BBC Two, 6.30pmDo we need yet another quiz show on telly? That’s debatable. Patrick Kielty hosts this new daily quiz show in(...)

Writer Edna O’Brien, in Sligo for  a   celebratory Nobel dinner   for   Yeats2015,  to  mark     the  150th anniversary of  the poet’s  birth. Photograph: James Connolly

For her last significant birthday the writer Edna O’Brien generated headlines stating “still hot at 80”, which arguably made her the ideal person to(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Hostages: Toni Collette with Dylan McDermott (right)

In the opening scene of Hostages (Channel 4, Saturday) the new US political thriller, we saw a nice suburban family – Mom and Dad and two teens – on t(...)

Life’s a Breeze

HHHThey do make them like they used to. Very much a comedy of the recession, Lance Daly’s first Irish movie since the fine Kisses feels a little like (...)