Maeve Higgins

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Culture Night 2020, which will be held on September 18th, will comprise of physical and online events. Photograph: Twitter

The strangest of years for the arts is to have some familiarity at last, with Culture Night 2020 set to take place on Friday September 18th. Having s(...)

Letters to loved ones, friends, colleagues and essential workers on life under lockdown from Vicky Phelan, Joe Schmidt, Maeve Higgins, LYNN RU(...)

Soupy Norman

Gone be with the days of swapping Scrap Saturday tapes in the playground. Or struggling with the VCR to record the last episode of Father Ted. Or meet(...)

Sinéad Gleeson:  “Buy vouchers for theatres and make a pact with yourself to see more plays when we’re out the other side of this pandemic.” Photograph:  Bríd O’Donovan

Current favourite book Elaine Feeney’s As You Were is published soon and tells the story of a woman who has cancer but keeps it from her family,(...)

Maybe the best One Change we can make is to lobby RTÉ and the other national stations to start creating programmes like the excellent podcasts on climate change.

Radio and television have been slow to inform audiences about the challenges of climate change and the potential actions we can take to alleviate the (...)

‘When we started making Extra Ordinary, we wrote on a piece of paper “A film only we could make” with a sharpie and taped it on the wall in our office’

What is the biggest challenge you have faced in your life? Creatively, most recently with making Extra Ordinary, it’s been about perseverance. Gettin(...)

Extra Ordinary requires epic suspension of disbelief

You couldn’t accuse Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, writer-directors of this amusing Irish comedy, of selling us short on knockabout content. Extra Ordi(...)

Jack Reynor’s horror short ‘Bainne’. Photograph:  Madeline Mulqueen

Jack Reynor is returning to the Galway Film Fleadh. “Yes, I am bringing down my spare liver in my suitcase,” he says. The Fleadh does have that reput(...)

Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old, a western starring Emile Hirsch and John Cusack.

The three busiest film festivals in the Irish calendar have positioned themselves at a respectful distance from each other. Dublin arrives at the star(...)

Galway Film Fleadh 2019: Will Forte and Maeve Higgins in Extra Ordinary

It has always been tricky to predict what’s going to emerge most strongly from the programme at a Galway Film Fleadh. That’s the thing about a festiva(...)

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