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TG4 and RTÉ partner to broadcast over 150 hours of free-to-air rugby coverage
15 Sep 2021 | As the brand new United Rugby Championship (URC) is officially launched, RTÉ and TG4 have confirmed that together they will deliver over 150 hours of club rugby to Irish audiences free-to-air. 
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Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman to helm Sci-Fi film Sid for Amazon Studios
14 Sep 2021 | Irish directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman (a.k.a. Team D.A.D.D.Y) are set to direct Amazon Studios latest science fiction feature film Sid. 
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Over half a million viewers tune in as Irish crime drama Kin debuts on RTÉ One; All-Ireland Final becomes most watched programme in 2021 to date
14 Sep 2021 | A busy weekend of Irish content saw the national broadcast record the highest viewing figures of the year thus far as almost 950,000 tuned in to see Tyrone beat Mayo in the All-Ireland Final. 
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"I just felt like it was a story that had to be told"; Herself director Phyllida Lloyd talks with IFTN
10 Sep 2021 | Ahead of the nationwide cinematic release of Herself this Friday, September 10th, IFTN caught up with the film’s director Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia; The Iron Lady) to find out more about how she got involved with the film, her established theatre shorthand with actors Clare Dunne and Harriet Walter, encouraging Dunne to take on the role of Sandra, and why the story of Herself needs to be heard. 
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IFTA welcomes Oscar-nominated Production Designer Peter Francis for Skills in Focus: Production Design event
10 Sep 2021 | On September 16th, the Irish Film & Television will welcome celebrated Production Designer Peter Francis for an in conversation as part of the latest Skills in Focus event, in association with Screen Skills Ireland. 
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“I felt like a yin had met a yang”; Cathy Brady and Nora Jane Noone on the journey of Wildfire
10 Sep 2021 | We caught up with director/writer Cathy Brady and actor Nora Jane Noone to find out more about their incredibly poignant drama Wildfire – the unique workshopping process, developing an intimate shorthand, and shining light on taboo subject matters. 
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Quorn opens applications to filmmakers for new sustainability film fund
09 Sep 2021 | Plant-based food company Quorn has launched a film fund worth £15,000, which is looking to select three teams of filmmakers from Ireland and the UK to create short documentaries (8-12 mins) exploring the topic and the challenges faced to become a society with more sustainable sources of food. 
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A24 boards Shane Meadows' new BBC drama The Gallows Pole; George Mackay named among cast
08 Sep 2021 | In tandem with the casting announcement, Element Pictures has also confirmed that A24 have boarded the six-part series for the BBC, which is currently filming in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. 
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TG4 reveals 2021 Gradam Ceoil Awards recipients; ceremony to air as part of TG4's 25th anniversary celebrations
08 Sep 2021 | TG4 has announced the recipients of the 2021 Gradam Ceoil Awards, which pay homage to musicians who have advanced, strengthened, and preserved traditional music in Ireland. 
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Pat Collins' The Dance selected for 65th BFI London Film Festival
07 Sep 2021 | Irish director Pat Collins latest film, The Dance, will have its world premiere at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival where it will compete for the acclaimed Grierson Award for best documentary. 
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Netflix acquires Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot starring Moe Dunford and Olwen Fouéré
06 Sep 2021 | The global streaming giant has struck a deal with Legendary Pictures for global rights to the latest instalment of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (TCM). 
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“We had very little money… so my blissful ignorance was ‘let’s make a feature film!'”; Philip Doherty and Aaron Monaghan discuss Redemption of a Rogue
27 Aug 2021 | Ahead of the release of Cavan-set comedy Redemption of a Rogue this Friday, August 27th, IFTN caught up with the director Philip Doherty and lead actor Aaron Monaghan, to find out more about their ambitious 21-day shoot, the benefit of longstanding local collaboration, and help from the authorities in building their very own rain machine. 
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Irish Famine film Arracht optioned by Hurt Locker producer for Hollywood remake
27 Aug 2021 | Following on from the films critical acclaim, award wins, and selection as Ireland’s official entry for the 2021 Oscars® Arracht has now been optioned by Smuggler and Kingsgate Films for a Hollywood remake. 
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Virgin Media Television launches its New Season Schedule; Irish thriller Redemption & variety show The Big Deal lead line-up
26 Aug 2021 | Virgin Media Television (VMTV) has promised viewers more original drama and entertainment this autumn at the launch of the broadcaster’s new season schedule. 
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Stephen Fingleton's Nightride starring Moe Dunford selected for Toronto International Film Festival
25 Aug 2021 | Irish director Stephen Fingleton’s latest feature film Nightride has been selected for the Industry Selects strand at the Toronto International film festival. 
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Bankside Films boards TIFF-bound Irish horror You Are Not My Mother
24 Aug 2021 | Irish horror film You Are Not My Mother, from writer/director Kate Dolan and producer Deirdre Levins, has received an Official Selection at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). 
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More Government “ambition” called for as TG4 prepares to celebrate 25th birthday
23 Aug 2021 | The TG4 Director General Alan Esslemont has issued the Government with a call to action at the launch of the Irish language broadcaster’s autumn line-up. 
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Victoria Smurfit and Freedom Films to adapt Frankie Sheehan novels as returning crime series
19 Aug 2021 | Irish actor/producer Victoria Smurfit has teamed up with LA-based Freedom Films to acquire the rights to Irish author Olivia Kiernan’s DCS Frankie Sheehan novel series. 
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“I never thought in a million years that it would become a reality”; Irish music documentary Ryan McMullan: Debut releases in Irish cinemas on September 3rd
18 Aug 2021 | Following the World Premiere of the film at the recent Galway Film Fleadh, Ryan McMullan: DEBUT will have a theatrical release in selected cinemas from September 3rd. 
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The Arts Council opens applications for forthcoming Arts Council film award
17 Aug 2021 | The Arts Council has announced that applications are now open for the Authored Works Award. 
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