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20 February 2018 07:18 David Davis: Britain won't be plunged into 'Mad Max dystopian' world after Brexit

David Davis is set to take aim at Britain’s critics in a speech later today. BREXIT SECRETARY DAVID Davis is set to make a speech today where he will say that the UK will not be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after it leaves the EU. Davis’ is to address Austrian business leaders today as he embarks on a series of speeches 10

19 February 2018 18:16 Three billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh

McDonagh’s father grew up in Lettermullan in the Gaeltacht region of Galway. THREE BILLBOARDS HAVE been erected outside Lettermullen, Co Galway to honour Irish director and filmmaker Martin McDonagh. McDonagh’s latest film - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – has already won a rake of awards (including five Baftas) and is hotly tipped to pick up the Best Picture 6

19 February 2018 12:45 Poll: Do film awards influence your choice of movie?

WE’RE RIGHT IN the middle of the film industry’s (long) awards season at the moment – we had our own Iftas last week, the Baftas were doled out yesterday, and the 90th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday week. Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri captured five Baftas last night, while Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water 6

19 February 2018 09:09 The iconic Waltons music shop on Dublin's George's Street has closed down

The retail business will now operate exclusively from its Blanchardstown branch. THE MUSIC SHOP Waltons has closed down its iconic George’s Street premises, almost a century after it opened its first branch in Dublin city centre. In a blog post, Waltons managing director Niall Walton said that “yes times are changing and we must change with them”. The business 6

16 February 2018 09:34 Poll: Have you watched an Irish-produced film in the last year?

Gabriel Byrne has said people making films cheaply here doesn’t actually constitute an industry. There have been a number of recent notable films that were made by Irish people or starred Irish actors. Saoirse Ronan, who took home the award for Actress in a Leading Role at the Iftas, is in the running for an Oscar next month for her role in Lady Bird (which 5

10 February 2018 11:00 This Bollywood film is tackling the period taboo

The film is loosely based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a new type of sanitary towel. IT’S AN UNLIKELY scene in deeply conservative India: A hugely popular Bollywood male star grinning widely as he holds up a sanitary pad and talks of menstrual hygiene. But that’s exactly what action hero Akshay Kumar did as he promoted 9

09 February 2018 13:23 Production begins on George RR Martin's Nightflyers at Limerick's Troy Studios

THE PRODUCTION OF the television adaptation George RR Martin’s Nightflyers novel has begun in Limerick. The much-anticipated syfy series, being produced by NBC Universal and Universal Cable Productions, along with Wild Atlantic Pictures, is set to be made available on Netflix. Up to 500 people will be employed during its filming at the Troy Studios 1

05 February 2018 23:19 Frasier actor John Mahoney dies aged 77

The actor played Martin Crane in the US sitcom. ACTOR JOHN MAHONEY, most famous for playing Martin Crane in US sitcom Frasier, has died at the age of 77. is reporting that the British-born actor died in the hospice in which he was being cared for. Mahoney had an acting career across TV and film and was also an accomplished voice actor, but it was his role as the father 11

23 January 2018 13:47 Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for an Oscar for leading actress

This is Ronan’s third Oscar nomination. IRISH ACTRESS SAOIRSE Ronan has been nominated for an Oscar for Leading Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Lady Bird. Ronan had previously been nominated four times at both the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, but had come up short on each occasion – until this year. The coming-of-age comedy-drama 5

19 January 2018 08:00 From The Riordans to Hollywood: Gabriel Byrne to receive IFTA Lifetime Achievement Award

Byrne’s long career has seen him become one of Ireland’s most-loved actors. ONE OF IRELAND’S most recognisable film actors will be given a Lifetime Achievement Award at next month’s IFTA Awards. Gabriel Byrne will be presented with the honour by President Michael D Higgins, himself a former recipient of the award, at the ceremony on 15 February 1