Peter Foott

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Paul Linehan: “Morrissey has an uncanny ability to highlight life’s injustices with a dry sense of humour and sinister undertones”

Current favourite podcast? I love that podcasts are like radio stations where you can choose the subject you’re interested in. I have an app called P(...)

 Dee Forbes, director general of RTÉ: “A properly funded RTÉ can deliver an exciting offering to the Irish public.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Played for dark laughs, there is a moment in coming-of-age comedy The Young Offenders when a dropped hammer takes a comically long time to bounce off (...)

Chris Walley and Alex Murphy are exquisitely cast as Jock and Conor

If you’ve already met Conor and Jock, the delinquent stars of Peter Foott’s glorious coming-of-age caper The Young Offenders, you shouldn’t be surpris(...)

Chris Whalley and Alex Murphy play, respectively, the lanky Jock and the compact Conor as the most amiable sorts of idiot. Photograph: Miki Barlok

It is early September and we are stationed on a windy patch of grass in the northern suburbs of Cork city. I doubt film crews often turn up in this pa(...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, among the summer’s most anticipated films, will receive its Irish premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. Nolan’s fi(...)

Chris Walley and Alex Murphy   in The Young Offenders

Here’s some news worth celebrating. Peter Foott’s The Young Offenders, a huge hit at the Irish box office in 2016, is about to become a television ser(...)

A scene from ‘The Young Offenders’, which topped the cinema nominations for this year’s Iftas, along with ‘The Siege of Jadotville’.

Two very different projects have topped the cinema nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Academy awards (Iftas). The Ifta nominations(...)