Sea Fever: Neasa Hardiman’s film stars Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen and Dougray Scott in a science-fiction tale about a marine-biology student confronting a mysterious organism on an Atlantic trawler

Four Irish films have been announced as part of the Discovery programme at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival. This strong showing at th(...)

“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Dave Rudden: “I came to Doctor Who through the novelisations. I didn’t know it was a TV show as a kid.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

These are heady days for fans of eccentric British time travellers. Doctor Who has just returned to our screens in the mildly controversial incarnatio(...)

An instinctual understanding of art: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane in Citizen Lane

There’s a wonderful tableau in the new Irish historical film Citizen Lane depicting Hugh Lane’s wildly ambitious vision for Dublin: architect Edwin La(...)

Director Frank Berry and Actor Dafhyd Flynn. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Having scooped various five-star reviews and major awards at Galway, Cork and the IFTAs, Michael Inside is the hottest ticket in Irish cinema for year(...)

Saoirse Ronan, will win for ‘Lady Bird’.  Reuters/Mike Blake

The Irish Film and Television Awards have had a torrid time of it over the last few awards seasons. Four years ago, after a ceremony swollen with tech(...)

 Churchtown  has landscaped estates, mature greenery and a string of commercial centres. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Churchtown used to be farmland: Rolling fields on the southern fringes of Co Dublin – much like nearby Ballinteer, which featured in this column in Oc(...)

Emily Beecham as a thoroughly modern Millie

There’s quite rightly a great deal of buzz around Peter Mackie Burns’s spiky debut feature. Daphne, a character study that, much like its titular subj(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor  during a press previews for Maze at The Movie House cinema in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is awfully chipper for a man who got up 5am to catch a flight to Dublin. “My son just about woke up to ask me where I was going,” s(...)

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery Netflix, September 25th In the 1960s, Star Trek viewers had the swashbuckling Kennedyesque James T Kirk exploring the universe on(...)

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