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Veterans of The Siege Of Jadotville Presented with Medals for Bravery, and Congratulations from Actors Who Played Them

Veterans of The Siege Of Jadotville Presented with Medals for Bravery, and Congratulations from Actors Who Played Them

The real veterans of A Company 35th Battalion, 157 Irishmen who withstood an attack by 3,000 soldiers of the Katanga Gendarmerie troops loyal to the Katangese Prime Minister, Moise Tshombe, while on a UN peace-keeping mission in the Congo in 1961, were awarded medals for bravery yesterday, at the Irish Army’s Custume Barracks in Athlone. Unfortunately, their commander, […]

Ireland’s Foreign Language Oscar hope ‘Song of Granite’ – Irish cinema release 8th December

Ireland’s Foreign Language Oscar hope ‘Song of Granite’ – Irish cinema release 8th December

The stunningly beautiful, Song of Granite, which is Ireland’s submission for the Foreign Language category at next year’s Academy Awards, will be released in Irish cinemas 8th December. Enigmatic and complex, Joe Heaney was one of the greats of traditional Irish singing (sean nós). Shaped by the myths, fables, and songs of his upbringing in the west […]

Out Now! EILE Magazine March 2017 Edition – FREE!

Out Now! EILE Magazine March 2017 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the March issue of EILE Magazine! We have a jam-packed EILE issue for you this month. Our musical guests for March are LA based band, Sleeplust, Irish singer/songwriter Elaine May, Portugal The Man, Charli XCX, trans-fronted band Stunt Lover, and Paul Middleton, who has just released a new single, Hanging In There. Brian Rochford […]

Docuseries: Five Came Back – Netflix 31st March

Docuseries: Five Came Back – Netflix 31st March

Five Came Back (Docuseries) Five directors went to World War II to tell the truth, and changed filmmaking forever. Five Came Back, only on Netflix from Friday 31 March. Based on Mark Harris’ best-selling book, “Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War,” Netflix’s three-part docuseries Five Came Back tells the extraordinary story […]

UK: Queer Tours – Activists Mapping London’s LGBT History

UK: Queer Tours – Activists Mapping London’s LGBT History

“Queer Tours is a reaction to the mass closure of gay bars, community centres and charities catering to the specific needs of the group, from HIV education to mental health” In the red-carpeted north London town hall where one of the first gay weddings in Britain took place, activists buzz around a map of the […]

Film Review: The Birth of a Nation

Film Review: The Birth of a Nation

Frances Winston feels that The Birth of a Nation, based on a true story about slavery in the US, has its flaws, but is also very moving in parts  Directed by: Nate Parker – Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Colman Domingo, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union The Birth of […]

NI:  ‘Our Kind’ (Roger Casement) Queen’s University Belfast Sunday 18 December, 4-6pm

NI: ‘Our Kind’ (Roger Casement) Queen’s University Belfast Sunday 18 December, 4-6pm

Our Kind screening at The Great Hall Sunday 18 December, 2016 The Great Hall, 4pm–6pm Queen’s University, Belfast, NI ROGER, ROGER Fionnuala Doran / Alan Phelan Marking one hundred years since the death of controversial Irish figure Roger Casement, the Naughton Gallery presents Roger, Roger, a discussion and screening event, with artists Fionnuala Doran and […]