Jessica Hynes in the BBC’s Years and Years, now airing in the US on HBO. Ireland’s Lisa Mulcahy,  Ifta winner for her work on Irish soap Red Rock, directed two episodes. Photograph: Red Productions.

A group of leading Irish screen directors, including Lenny Abrahamson, Dearbhla Walsh, Neil Jordan and Lisa Mulcahy, have called on the Government to (...)

Lorna Larkin is a convincing stand-in for Price

Here is a hypnotic, troubling study of a key agent in the Troubles. Maurice Sweeney’s picture, constructed around a lengthy interview between veteran (...)

Former IRA member Dolours Price, who was convicted of the 1973 bombing of the Old Bailey and sentenced to life imprisonment. Photograph: PA

“I think the relationship that a journalist has with his sources is a unique one,” Ed Moloney says. “It falls outside the category of friendship. It i(...)

Hugh O’Conor, the admired actor and photographer, made a charming directorial debut with his humane comedy Metal Heart.

To celebrate 30 years on the go, the Galway Film Fleadh offered us a photographic exhibition in the Tribeton complex on Merchant’s Road. We saw Michae(...)

Waterford-based A&E nurse Berna Breen heads to Tegucigalpa in Honduras, one of the most violent places on Earth

It’s hard to guess at the precise intention behind Toughest Place To Be . . . (RTÉ One, Monday, 9.35pm), which you can watch as a sobering documentary(...)

Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

‘The 1916 commemoration on O’Connell Street was like a bad North Korea-type military parade with emotionally overblown television coverage” – no, not(...)

Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor stars as Patrick Pearse in TV3’s new 1916 commemorative three-part series ‘Trial of the Century’.  photograph: brian mcevoy

TV3 has announced dates for Trial of the Century starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Charlie, Love/Hate) as Patrick Pearse in a three-part series that imagin(...)

Simply Delicious Christmas: Darina Allen and Rory O’ Connell

’Tis the season for cookery shows to clog up the schedules, like fat in an artery, promising inventive ways with turkey and interesting things to d(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Bill O'Herlihy takes over from James Morris. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

RONAN McGREEVY Veteran RTÉ broadcaster and public relations executive B ill O’Herlihy has been appointed as the chairman designate of the(...)