Mick Hannigan

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Bronagh Gallagher as a middle-aged Derry woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant in A Bump Along the Way

When does a renegade event become an institution? Moving into its seventh edition, IndieCork, conceived by former Cork Film Festival stalwarts Mick Ha(...)

 Crowds at the statue of the Virgin Mary  at Ballinspittle, Co Cork in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

A line from Philip Larkin was on my mind while working on this project. Not the famous reference to his parents, but an aside about beginnin(...)

Cork city: ‘You can come to know a place too well,’ says Cork native Theo Dorgan

All port cities are places of tension: on the one hand, the river flowing down from the hinterlands brings with it people and stories from the deep co(...)

Mick Hannigan, former director of the Cork Film Festival, said about 80 short films will be slected for the Indie Cork Film Festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

One of the founders of a new short film festival in Cork, Mick Hannigan has expressed astonishment at the positive response both in Ireland and intern(...)

 Mick Hannigan, Cork Film Festival director since 1986 and chief executive since 2009, rejected any suggestion that the issue was down to funding and said he believed the festival board simply wanted a change of team. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Cork Film Festival director Mick Hannigan and festival programmer Una Feely have expressed their dismay after being informed that they are to b(...)