Ireland

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’s October Edition FREE To Read Or Download!

Out Now! EILE Magazine’s October Edition FREE To Read Or Download!

Welcome to the October issue of EILE Magazine! As usual, we have a packed magazine to keep you entertained this month. For your musical enjoyment, we bring you American singer-songwriters, Julia Othmer and Veronica Bianqui. Brian Rochford tells us about fats in our diet and Lisa Reynolds reviews LGBT-themed film Pretty Boy. Irish emigrant, Paul Dowling, writes […]

New €2m Fund for Film, TV and Game Industry in West of Ireland

New €2m Fund for Film, TV and Game Industry in West of Ireland

A new €2m film fund will encourage Film, TV and the Game Industry in the West of Ireland. It is called the WRAP Fund, and will cover film, TV, animation, and game sectors. The €2m fund will run over a three-year period, and aims to create 90 direct jobs in the Western Region. The new fund is being […]

Irish Documentary: Trailer for ‘Kevin Roche The Quiet Architect’ released

Irish Documentary: Trailer for ‘Kevin Roche The Quiet Architect’ released

Opens at the IFI Cinemas on October 13th, with additional screenings nationwide ‘Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect’ will open at the IFI Cinemas, Dublin, on October 13th.  This will follow its World Premiere at the Irish Film Institute on October 1st, where it is screening as the closing night film of IFI Documentary Festival. 

LGBT activist calls for national AIDS memorial

LGBT activist calls for national AIDS memorial

LGBT activist, Tonie Walsh, has called on the Irish Government to fund an Irish AIDS Memorial, to honour those who have died from AIDS in Ireland, as well as their caregivers and activists. Mr Walsh will outline his vision at this week’s HIV Ireland National Conference on HIV and Stigma. The conference, which marks the […]

Production Wraps On New Irish Film The Belly Of The Whale

Production Wraps On New Irish Film The Belly Of The Whale

Shooting has just finished on Fastnet Films latest feature film, The Belly Of The Whale, which will be released by Wildcard Distribution in Irish cinemas later this year. Directed by Morgan Bushe, and shot on location in North County Dublin, the black comedy follows two down-and-out drifters, who attempt to alter their circumstances by teaming […]

BOBBY SANDS 66 DAYS breaks Irish Opening W/end Box Office Records

BOBBY SANDS 66 DAYS breaks Irish Opening W/end Box Office Records

BOBBY SANDS 66 DAYS has achieved the highest opening weekend ever at the Irish box office for an Irish-made documentary.  The film, which was released in Irish cinemas by Wildcard Distribution, is now the second highest (non-concert) documentary opening of all time, after the international cinema hit Farenheit 911.  The Oscar-winning Amy (also released in […]