George MacKay: ‘I think the real joy of the job is going to do the research, to explore yourself and explore things outside of yourself that you probably wouldn’t even know to look for.’

George MacKay bounds into the room with the winning demeanour of a puppy that has just won Crufts. It’s not the energy you might expect from someone w(...)

These city films could equally be romcoms (When Brendan Met Trudy, 2000), musicals (Once, 2007) or horrors (The Canal, 2014)

Had they stopped to consider it, the audiences queueing for this year’s unexpected box office hit and awards darling, The Favourite, might have been f(...)

Ian Duhig with brothers Kevin (left) and Adrian and sister Geraldine in about 1962

Ian Duhig’s parents emigrated to England in the 1950s in search of a better life. In this essay, he looks at growing up IN London under the influen(...)

“Love/Hate” star Tom Vaughan-Lawlor: its production company, Octagon Films, is going to the  High Court with a German investor.

Octagon Films, the production company that has been embroiled in a High Court drama with a German investor, reported a drop in profits last year, newl(...)

Three billboards: John Bhaba Jeaic Ó Conghaíle at the tribute to Martin McDonagh. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Martin McDonagh has long been celebrated in his second home in south Connemara, and now a Gaeltacht community has erected three billboards to honour (...)

John Connors, who received the Ifta for the best lead actor in a film for 'Cardboard Gangsters' at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2018 at the Mansion House in Dublin. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Frank Berry’s Michael Inside, a searing drama of crime and punishment, has won best film at the 15th Irish Film and Television Awards. The picture pr(...)

Explore Your Archive Week: Members of Horgan’s Picture Theatre Orchestra, Youghal, Co Cork, circa 1920. Image courtesy of the IFI Irish Film Archive

WHAT’S HOT The Francis Street Collective Featuring Two Pups Coffee, at the Cork Street end of Francis Street Waking The Feminists Wrapping up its pu(...)

Alexander Skarsgård (right) and Michael Peña in ‘War on Everyone’, a bad cop comedy movie, written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, who previously made ‘The Guard’ and ‘Calvary’

‘I really hate monotony,” laughs Alexander Skarsgård. “I hate when things get too familiar and comfortable. There’s no better feeling than going out i(...)

Tomm Moore, who is in Los Angeles for this weekend’s Oscar ceremony, said his greatest ambition for his nominated film The Song of the Sea is that Irish people will go and see it.  Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore has said Irish people have a “post-colonial” attitude to going to the cinema to see Irish films. Moore, who is in (...)

Brendan Gleeson: beat Oscar contenders Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall to the prize of best actor at the British Independent Film Awards. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott, Irish performers of different generations, have taken the two male acting prizes at the Moët British Independent Fil(...)

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