| May 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Nominees for the 35th annual Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards were announced today, honoring excellence in television and media content from around the globe. Nominees in the Serial Drama category, which is currently a shortlist of 25 entries,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:21 PM
In the pantheon of contemporary Irish playwrights, Billy Roche's star has been eclipsed Stateside both by elder statesmen such as Brian Friel and younger masters of the craft, particularly Conor McPherson. Roche, best known for his late 1980s "Wexford...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Canada's premiere animation studio, Mercury Filmworks, has expanded into the European marketplace by adding a production studio in Dublin. Teletoon Canada content chief Alan Gregg has been tapped as president.
In addition to his leading role, Gregg...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Marsha Mehran, author of the international bestselling novel "Pomegranate Soup," was found dead in her home in Ireland on Wednesday. Officials say there is nothing suspicious about the death of the 36-year-old; toxicology reports are pending.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Twenty-four up-and-coming European producers have been selected to take part in European Film Promotion's networking platform Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival.
The event, which runs May 17-19, aims to help the producers work...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:47 PM
What exactly was Bill Donohue, the cranky public face of the Catholic League and tireless critic of gay rights, trying to prove when he asked to be included in this year’s gay pride parade in New York City? That the gays would reject him? Oh please....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I TIPPED the steward five dollars to seat you here if you came in."
"Is that a proposition?"
"I never discuss love on an empty stomach."
"You've already eaten."
"But you haven't."
That was just a bit of the double-entendre-loaded exchanges between...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:05 AM
LONDON — In a historic first, the president of Ireland began a state visit to Britain on Tuesday to mark the growing reconciliation between his nation and the one that long ruled it from afar through centuries of oppression and rebellion.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:14 PM
In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more than a tad successful....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Until this past week — and I find this rather incredible — Conor McPherson had never been to Chicago. It's surprising because few theater-loving cities, outside of Dublin anyway, have been so obsessed with the works of a fellow who is, to my...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:12 AM
ROME -- Pope Francis on Friday made his first public plea for forgiveness on behalf of priests who have abused children.
“I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests -- quite a few in number, [although] obviously not...