John Carney

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The Hole in the Ground played to great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival

I’m guessing Seána Kerslake is used to being the centre of attention. A Date for Mad Mary was a smash in Irish cinemas. Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, made fo(...)

Percy Chamburuka aka Jafaris will release his debut album Stride on March 78th

What Singer/rapper/actor poised to make a breakthrough Where Dublin Why Since appearing as member of the teenage band in John Carney’s 2016 film Sin(...)

Seana Kerslake in The Hole in the Ground

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival , once again swelling Park City, Utah with independent film royalty, clanked straight into fifth gear with scandals, p(...)

Four men in a boat: Danny Sheehy, Brendan Begley, Glen Hansard and Liam Holden. “Danny told me, ‘If you can play a gig for three hours then you can row for six’”

Glen Hansard has been away. Has he been for a week on the beach or a few days at a spa? He has not. The craggy, bearded singer has just returned from (...)

The Dig, the first feature from Belfast directors Ryan and Andrew Tohill, won best film at the Galway Film Fleadh

The 30th Galway Film Fleadh has come to a close with the presentation of the festival’s annual awards. President Michael D Higgins was at the Town H(...)

The Commitments (1991): Alan Parker's euphoric adaptation of the 1987 Roddy Doyle novel

Over the past 20 years, since the Irish film industry shook itself properly awake, somebody or other has been talking about showing us a Dublin you ne(...)

 Catherine Keener:  “I did not know about Harvey Weinstein at all. And I worked for him.” Photograph: Henny Garfunkel/The New York Times

Not for the first time, Catherine Keener laughs her appealingly dirty laugh and nods and swears. “Fucking A, man,” says the affable 58-year-old. &nbs(...)

 Churchtown  has landscaped estates, mature greenery and a string of commercial centres. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Churchtown used to be farmland: Rolling fields on the southern fringes of Co Dublin – much like nearby Ballinteer, which featured in this column in Oc(...)

Katie Honan  as Eli and Craig Connolly as Oskar in ‘Let the Right One In’ at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

At one grimly appropriate moment during John Tiffany’s conversation, the lights suddenly go out and we are plunged into darkness. “I’ve heard about t(...)

A European premiere of John Carney’s “Sing Street” opened the 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

The Dublin International Film Festival (Diff) returned to profitability last year despite a sharp decline in sponsorship and box office income. The f(...)

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