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Irish co-production Four Kids And It releases exclusively on Sky Cinema this April 3rd
01 Apr 2020 | Based on the book by Jacqueline Wilson and starring Russell Brand, Matthew Goode, Paula Patton and the voice of Sir Michael Caine 
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Blood writer Sophie Petzal talks with IFTN
30 Mar 2020 | We caught up with award-winning writer Sophie Petzal to find out more about penning the second season of Virgin Media Televisions’ original Irish drama series, Blood, picking up a Writers’ Guild of Britain Award, writing for established characters and the process of introducing new ones, and what advice she would give to aspiring writers. 
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Element Pictures adaptation of Sally Rooney's Normal People to air on RTÉ this spring
30 Mar 2020 | RTÉ has announced that it will be airing Normal People, the Element Pictures adaptation of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel for the BBC. 
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Northern Ireland Screen accepting applications for ILBF Development Funding Round
27 Mar 2020 | In light of the current production constraints because of Covid-19 the ILBF in conjunction with TG4, BBC Gaeilge and RTÉ is seeking applications from Irish language production companies for projects that can be developed in both the short and long term. 
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RTÉ and Macalla Teo launches daily virtual classroom for primary school children
27 Mar 2020 | RTÉ has announced a new Home School Hub across its television and online platforms, which will provide primary school children with fun daily lessons from the comfort of their homes. 
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Trailer released for HBO series Run starring Domnhall Gleeson and Merritt Wever
24 Mar 2020 | Run, written and produced by Vicky Jones (Killing Eve, Fleabag), starts on Wednesday, 15th April on Sky Comedy and NOW TV. 
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Winners announced behind closed doors for Youtube Kids Animation Dingle Student Awards 2020
23 Mar 2020 | Although Animation Dingle 2020 came to a halt last week when it was decided to cancel the Festival in respect of health and safety and in the wake of Coronavirus, the Festival arrange for an alternative awards presentation to be held online so that the winners could be announced. 
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Rosie set for TV premiere on RTÉ One this St. Patrick’s Day
13 Mar 2020 | Paddy Breathnach’s “enormously powerful and deeply affecting” film Rosie will receive its Irish television premiere this St Patrick’s Day on RTÉ One at 9.30pm. 
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Jack Reynor's debut short film Bainne to air on Sky Arts this St. Patrick's Day
12 Mar 2020 | Sky Arts will celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a special screening of Bainne, Jack Reynor’s award-winning short film. 
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Dervla Kirwan and Seána Kerslake revealed as leads for new thriller Smother; commissioned by RTÉ
10 Mar 2020 | The key cast has been announced for Treasure Entertainment new drama, Smother, which recently began filming in Lahinch, Co. Clare back in February. 
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Almost 500,000 viewers tune in for new documentary series The Guards: Inside The K
06 Mar 2020 | Almost 500,000 viewers tuned in to watch the first episode of the ground-breaking documentary series, The Guards: Inside The K, on Virgin Media Television on Wednesday. 
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Alleycats Films receives series order from RTÉ for second season of Pulling with my Parents
06 Mar 2020 | The Northern Irish independent production company has started 2020 with a string of commissions, including three new documentary orders for BBC Northern Ireland, and a second-series renewal from RTÉ for dating format Pulling With My Parents. 
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Niamh Algar, Aisling Bea, and Saoirse-Monica Jackson among Irish nominees for RTS Programme Awards
04 Mar 2020 | Five Irish actors have been recognised across four categories as the nominations for the 2020 RTS Programme Awards have been announced. 
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Sky and Disney strike new multi-year deal for Disney+ in Ireland and UK
04 Mar 2020 | Sky and Disney has announced a new non-exclusive multi-year deal, making Disney+ available for purchase in the UK and Ireland on Sky Q. 
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Other Voices to air on RTÉ 2 this Thursday, Feb 27th at 11:30pm
27 Feb 2020 | With an array of dynamic and diverse performances, recorded in Dingle, Cardigan and Ballina, Other Voices will air at 11.30 pm on RTÉ2 and on RTÉ Player. 
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Green Inc. launches European office in Republic of Ireland
27 Feb 2020 | Northern Irish independent production company, Green Inc., has announced the launch of a new office in the Republic of Ireland. 
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Virgin Media Television reveals TX date for new access series, The Guards: Inside The K
24 Feb 2020 | The five-part series will give viewers unprecedented access to the work carried out by An Garda Síochána in The K, Ireland’s busiest policing district which includes Blanchardstown, Finglas and Cabra. 
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New documentary An Fhidil Bheo: Ceol An Northern Fiddler to air on TG4 and BBC
20 Feb 2020 | An Fhidil Bheo: ceol An Northern Fiddler, a documentary about the fiddle tradition of the north of Ireland, is explored through performance and discussion in an exclusive screening on TG4 on Sunday 1st March at 9:30pm and BBC Northern Ireland on Sunday 15th March. 
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First look trailer released for new Sky original drama Gangs of London starring Colm Meaney
13 Feb 2020 | Sky has revealed the first look trailer and images for its new visceral, action-packed thriller, Gangs of London, which takes audiences on an immersive journey into the hidden heart of the British capital. 
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Virgin Media Television announces TX date for second season of Irish drama Blood
13 Feb 2020 | Virgin Media Television has announced that series two of acclaimed Irish drama Blood will broadcast from 9pm on Monday 24th February on Virgin Media One. 
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