Archive for the Culture Category

From the creators of Normal People – Conversations with Friends to hit our screens

David Prendeville Following the outstanding success of Normal People, Dublin 4 based production company, Element Pictures, recently announced the casting for the BBC and Hulu TV adaptation, in association with RTÉ, of Sally Rooney’s debut literary sensation, ‘Conversations with Friends’. […]

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Golden Fleece Award 2021

Michael Greene “It has always been my wish that those with talent be encouraged to develop their talents, particularly in Ireland” Lillias Mitchell (1915-2000) Founder of the Golden Fleece Award. All her life Lillias Mitchell displayed energetic enthusiasm for the […]

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Oscar Contenders in a year without Cinema

David Prendeville The 93rd Academy Awards Ceremony will take place in the early hours of Monday the 26th of April. It will likely be the strangest ceremony in its long history, given that there will be no in-person attendance. It […]

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The Forty Foot on Film

The Forty Foot, a screenplay and film project written by two MetFilm School Berlin graduates; Caolan Flood, and Brian Hose was selected for the 2021 international Junior Entertainment Talent Slate (JETS) Initiative. Only 27 potential film projects were selected. The […]

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The Majesty of Ice: BEACONS – new photographic exhibition by Daragh Muldowney

David Prendeville BEACONS, a new exhibition by Photographer Daragh Muldowney, celebrates the beauty of ice and the small pine trees found along the vast ice roads of Lake Baikal. Muldowney has been travelling to Lake Baikal, Siberia, the largest freshwater […]

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Magpie Murders production filming in Donnybrook!

Magpie Murders production filming in Donnybrook!

Geneva Pattison. The book, Magpie Murders by international bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, is being adapted for television as we speak and where better to film a detective mystery story than Donnybrook’s very own Belmont Avenue? The 2021 Dublin City Council […]

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The Outlook for Cinemas in 2021

David Prendeville The landscape for cinema exhibition remains very uncertain in the early months of 2021. I have covered in this paper the impact Covid-19 has had on film productions and exhibitors. Despite the hope of vaccines on the horizon, […]

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Remote Working: Is this the way of the future?

Peter McNamara Remote working is not new. Since personal computing and the internet came into its own in the late 1990s, people have been clocking-in from home. Up to this point, however, it has been a fringe phenomenon – an […]

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St. Patrick’s Day 2021: Awaken Ireland!

St. Patrick's Day 2021: Awaken Ireland!

Geneva Pattison The 2021 virtual lineup for the 2021 St. Patrick’s festival has been announced. The festival will run for 6 days and nights online and will be viewable across Ireland and the world. Due to the ongoing prevalence of […]

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New to Streaming/Blu-Ray

David Prendeville Here I round up some of the best new offerings on streaming and newly released on Blu-ray. Piece of a Woman Hungarian director Kondrel Mundruczo makes his English language debut with this acclaimed drama featuring Vanessa Kirby and […]

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