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Mark Grantham: writer and co-creator of the radio drama The Kennedys of Castleross

Before the Kennedys of Massachusetts became a big thing in these parts, Ireland was in thrall to the doings of another family of that surname, the Ken(...)

The Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Photograph: Inpho

Back in July five Slovenian workers arrived in Mayo, isolated at a house in Kiltimagh before commencing work just over the road on a site outside Knoc(...)

Belfast Harbour Studios applied for planning permission to quadruple the size of its existing complex.

In an isolated corner of Northern Ireland a small number of aged, wooden buildings sit on the edge of Torr Head, a stone’s throw away from the Irish S(...)

Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) in Vikings. A spin-off for Netflix called Vikings: Valhalla was about to start production in Ashford Studios before Covid-19 restrictions were introduced.

The Irish screen industry is facing into a deeply uncertain future after at least 24 productions were stood down in response to Covid-19, with 59 comp(...)

Troy Studios based in Castletroy, Co Limerick.

Troy Studios in Limerick has completed its fourth sound stage, making it the largest production studio facility in Ireland. The latest expansion addi(...)

St Mary’s cathedral in Nagasaki was once the biggest Christian church in the Far East

It’s a fun fact, useful to know if you do table quizzes, that the only real country visited by the hero of Gulliver’s Travels is Japan.   That o(...)

I loved the range of discussion on writing, comics, film, theatre, illustration and performance at WorldCon.

If you were down around Dublin’s convention centre or the 3Arena in mid-August, you may well have encountered a few aliens, orcs, wizards or other vis(...)

Colm Tóibín: “I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.”  Photograph: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

That thing Voltaire didn’t actually say about defending loopy opinions to the death (I paraphrase) has gone out of fashion in recent years. Too often (...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple: the company is unveiling streaming video and news subscriptions, key parts of Apple’s push to transform itself into a leading digital services provider. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Science fiction fans will have much cause to be pleased by Apple’s late lurch into television. Investors believing they can ride an upswing from a roc(...)

 Tim Cook’s latest bet is that an acceleration in cord-cutting and the proliferation of streaming services has created a new role for Apple as aggregator

Steve Jobs told his biographer in 2011 that Apple had “finally cracked” a winning formula for television. But eight years later, his successor Tim Coo(...)

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