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 Derek O’Shaughnessy from Dublin waits in line for his audition for the upcoming movie The Last Duel, an epic period film soon to shoot in various locations in Ireland. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Recently a casting call went out from the producers of The Last Duel. “A tale of betrayal and justice” set in medieval France, much of it will be shot(...)

Seamus Moynighan: “We should not be changing rules so that these guys can come over, look at our game and see who they like.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We anticipated a gentle stroll down memory lane with one of the true greats of Kerry football but a half hour sit-down with Séamus Moynihan turned in(...)

The  unapologetically violent Darklands is filmed with cinematic flourish and queasy realism

Darklands (Virgin Media One, Monday, 9pm), a sombre new Irish crime drama created by filmmaker Mark O’Connor, begins by offering its young protagonist(...)

In the woods: Killian Scott and Sarah Greene as detectives Rob and Cassie in the BBC / RTÉ / Starz series Dublin Murders. Image: Euston Films.

After a summer schedule of sport, repeats and the very popular Love Island, Irish broadcasters will embark on a fresh hunt for viewers again this autu(...)

Medical professionals, healthcare, science, pharmaceutical and food graduates are in particularly high demand. Photograph: iStock

Graduates of 2019: the lottery of time is on your side. Unlike those unfortunate enough to be blasted out into the labour market of 2009, we’re now ap(...)

Christian Brothers School’s Billy Cain in action against Ardscoil Rís during the Munster Senior Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Irish Independent Park, Cork. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

CBC 48 Ardscoil Rís 12 CBC ensured an all-Cork Munster Schools Senior Cup final on St Patrick’s Day with a magnificent display at Musgrave Park on Tu(...)

When the school play was staged in 2004 or 2005, the young actor already had a life’s worth of experience

’Tis the season of the Christmas school play, with many a mobile phone held aloft, recording youthful prancing for posterity. Every so often one pops (...)

Barry Keoghan. Photograph: Julien Mignot/Contour by Getty Images

Pressures come with being the Next Big Thing. There may be even greater pressures associated with a subsequent move to Established National Treasure. (...)

Finding an audience: Amy Huberman on the set of her RTÉ / Treasure Entertainment comedy ‘Finding Joy’.

It’s that time of year when there’s nothing on except repeats and Love Island. And Sharp Objects and The Affair, if you have Sky. And Picnic at Hangin(...)

The Filmbase building in Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Filmbase, the Temple Bar-based training and facilities resource for the independent film sector, is to enter voluntary liquidation with the loss of 13(...)

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