Tag Archive | Ireland

Epic Irish movie set in The Great Famine, Black 47 in Irish cinemas 7th September

Epic Irish movie set in The Great Famine, Black 47 in Irish cinemas 7th September

The Irish feature film, Black 47, directed by Lance Daly (Kisses, Life’s A Breeze) will go on nationwide release on Friday 7th September, with previews scheduled for the previous weekend, 31st August, 1st September and 2nd September. This action film, set during the Great Irish Famine, stars Hugo Weaving (Hacksaw Ridge, The Lord of the […]

Irish Film MAZE now available to stream on Netflix

Irish Film MAZE now available to stream on Netflix

MAZE is based on the true story of the 1983 mass break-out of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze high-security prison in Northern Ireland.  As Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), the chief architect of the escape, schemes his way towards pulling off this feat, he comes into contact with prison warder, Gordon Close (Barry Ward). 

Ireland’s Eurovision Qualifier – Ryan O’Shaughnessy ‘Together’, and List of 10 Qualifiers in First Semi-Final

Ireland’s Eurovision Qualifier – Ryan O’Shaughnessy ‘Together’, and List of 10 Qualifiers in First Semi-Final

Ireland’s Eurovision 2018 qualifying performance was well-received in the first semi-final, as Ryan O’Shaughnessy sang Ireland’s entry, Together, and qualified for the contest which is being held in Portugal this year. You can watch Ryan as he sang simply and beautifully with only his guitar and some piano accompaniment, and two male dancers to complete […]

Irish Senator proposes bill to ban LGBT conversion therapies

Irish Senator proposes bill to ban LGBT conversion therapies

An Irish Senator has introduced a bill that would ban so-called conversion therapies claiming to ‘cure’ LGBT people. Fintan Warfield, a senator with Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein, proposed the bill on Wednesday, to ban conversion therapy as a “deceptive and harmful act or practice against a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and, or gender […]

Line Out For Workplace Wellbeing Day – Call On Employers To Sign Up For Ireland’s 4th National WWD 2018

Line Out For Workplace Wellbeing Day – Call On Employers To Sign Up For Ireland’s 4th National WWD 2018

Former Munster, Ireland, and the British and Irish Lions rugby player, David Wallace, and Dublin Ladies Footballer, Martha Byrne, call on employers to sign up for Ireland’s 4th National Workplace Wellbeing Day, on 13th April 2018. Workplace Wellbeing Day is an initiative of Food Drink Ireland, part of Ibec, and is part of the organisation’s […]

Athlone: Mario Sughi Exhibition at Luan Gallery

Athlone: Mario Sughi Exhibition at Luan Gallery

Encounters, The Mario Sughi Exhibition, at the beautiful Luan Gallery, Athlone, opened on the June 30, and will continue until August 26. Luma by Helen Mac Mahon, is also featured at the gallery for those dates. The exhibition was officially launched on Friday June 30, 2017, with an address by Dr Ruby Wallis. ‘Encounters’ by Mario Sughi is […]

Opinion: A View Of Recent Events At Home And Abroad

Opinion: A View Of Recent Events At Home And Abroad

Brian Ward gives his opinion on the rise of conservative politics after recent terror attacks, and the conservative policies of first gay upcoming Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar I have avoided commenting on recent events, more because I have found it hard to articulate the horror that has befallen the poor people of Manchester and London. What […]