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Virgin Media Discovers: As part of the €150,000 total prize pot, a shortlist of 10 entries will receive €9,000 each for the development of their script, while two scripts will win €30,000 each to fund the production of a 10-minute short film.

Director Lenny Abrahamson and screenwriter Lisa McGee are among the judges on this year’s Virgin Media Discovers short film competition, the broadcast(...)

Broken Law gets by on strongly rendered atmosphere and performances that mesh together with admirable smoothness

Over the past decade or so a school of Dublin noir has edged its way into the nation’s consciousness. The films tend to take place on the move – catap(...)

John Connors apologised to Roderic O’Gorman for social media campaign against Minister for Children. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has accepted an apology from actor John Connors following his “wrong and unfair” involvement in a homophobic ca(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

French film-maker Sarah Maldoror in Women Make Film: A New Road Movie through Cinema. 2018. Great Britain. Directed by Mark Cousins. Photograph courtesy of Cohen Media

One week into this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival VMDIFF and we’re a Volta down. Trine Dyrholm, the Danish star of T(...)

Rosamund Pike in Radioactive

The filmmaker Paulette McDonagh, working with her actor sister Isabel McDonagh and art director third sibling, Phyllis McDonagh, made a series of self(...)

From left, Paul Timoney from Batman Needs a Break, with David Green from In The Willows, Tadhg Hickey, of InOne Eye, Out The Other, Dominica Williams mezzo-soprano with How Aria?, programme co-ordinator Edel Doran, Mongoose’s Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Ailbhe Dunne, who play Therapy Sessions, and  dancer Peter Toohey. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

We may talk about having the blues, or the black dog, or the mean reds, but we don’t talk about them enough. Look around next time you’re out and abou(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Charles Haughey waves to supporters outside Leinster House after his election as taoiseach in 1987. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Files from the Department of the Taoiseach show there was unconfined joy among some of Charlie Haughey’s most fervent supporters when he returned as t(...)

The High Court has granted three men permission to challenge an alleged failure by Wicklow County Council to proceed with a process for building three(...)

Three men involved in a drive-by-shooting stemming from a dispute over insurance money have been sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph:  Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Three men involved in a drive-by-shooting stemming from a dispute over insurance money have been sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Michael (...)

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