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Film & Animation to Feature at the UFAD
06 Mar 2014 | Sandra Scott, Colin Williams and Peter Maybury will be among those participating in the seventh annual Ulster Festival of Art & Design (UFAD), which takes place at the University of Ulster, Belfast, from March 10th – 14th.


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04 Mar 2014 | It’s been quite a year for Andrew Scott, what with ‘Sherlock’, working with Ken Loach and now making his first big Hollywood blockbuster. Making ‘The Stag’, the Dublin actor tells Paul Byrne, was “like a welcome trip back home, and reality”. 
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TV3 Announces its Preferred Soap Partners
03 Mar 2014 | Irish company Element Pictures and UK-based Company Pictures have been confirmed as TV3’s preferred partners for a new soap which will arrive in 2015. The soap is to be a multi-million euro investment, funded from a number of sources including TV3, Element and section 481, and will create between 80 and 120 new jobs in Ireland. 
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Observe Hosts the 6 Nations in Rome
03 Mar 2014 | Observe Outside Broadcasting has been appointed host broadcaster for Italy's home fixtures in Rome during this seasons RBS 6 Nations Championship. The host broadcaster contract means that the company covered both the Italy VS Scotland match on Saturday 22 February and the Italy VS England match on Saturday 15 March in Rome. 
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IFTA Announces Nominees for the 11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards
02 Mar 2014 | The Irish Film and Television Academy is delighted to announce the shortlist of nominees in 40 strongly contested categories for the 11th annual Irish Film and Television Awards, which takes place on Saturday 5th April at the DoubleTree at Hilton Burlington Road and broadcast primetime on RTÉ ONE (reaching 1.24 Million viewers last year). 
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RTÉ and BBCW renew output deal
28 Feb 2014 | Irish broadcaster RTÉ has renewed its output deal with BBC Worldwide giving it access to British series including Quirke and Eastenders. 
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Sean Moncrieff to Present New 3Studios and Nice Group Co-Production ‘Crossfire’
28 Feb 2014 | Sean Moncrieff will make his return to our TV screens this March as host of TV3’s new game show ‘Crossfire’. 
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Channel Controller RTÉ One George Dixon To Take up position in the UK
27 Feb 2014 | George Dixon, Channel Controller of RTÉ One, is to leave RTÉ to take up a senior position with a UK broadcaster. The post of Channel Controller, RTÉ One, will be advertised in the coming week with an appointment made as soon as possible. Glen Killane, Managing Director RTÉ Television, is to take on the role of Channel Controller of RTÉ One in the intervening period. 
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Good Company Productions presents ‘Hector Goes’
27 Feb 2014 | Good Company Productions ‘Hector Goes’ returns to RTÉ One Monday night for a second four part series which follows TV personality Hector O' hEochagain. 
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Amazon Revives BBC Crime Drama ‘Ripper Street’
26 Feb 2014 | ‘Ripper Street’, the period crime drama which was axed by the BBC last year, will be returning for a third series on Amazon’s video-on-demand service. 
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RTÉ Publishes Report of the Irish-language Working Group
26 Feb 2014 | RTÉ has published a report on the Irish Language Working Group, which has revised its designation of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and made it a core service with a distinct remit. 
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IFTA’s Ceremony to be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Road, 5th April 2014
24 Feb 2014 | The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced that the 11th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, 5th April 2014 at Dublin’s DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Road, and will be broadcast live on RTÉ One at 9.35pm. Last year’s ceremony attracted a record audience of 1.24 million viewers. 
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Irish Webseries ‘Cuckoo’ Secures Distribution Deal in France & LA
24 Feb 2014 | ‘Cuckoo’, a 28-minute Irish webseries has secured a distribution deal with Channel France 4 and JRS.TV (Just the Story) based in Los Angeles. 
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Chris O’Dowd to Voice New Children’s TV Series ‘Puffin Rock’
19 Feb 2014 | Oscar nominated Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon has teamed up with Gorilla Post Production to create the new children’s animated series ‘Puffin Rock’, starring Chris O’Dowd as the voice of its leading character. 
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New Crime Thriller ‘Quirke’, TX Sunday 16th
14 Feb 2014 | The new crime series ‘Quirke’ will start this Sunday February 16th on RTÉ One at 9.30pm. 
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RTÉ One plans Dedicated Arts Coverage for Spring Season
13 Feb 2014 | Following on from the success of ‘Play Next Door’, RTÉ One intends to continue covering the arts by broadcasting arts programming and scheduling it into peak-time slots. The changes will be instigated for the channel’s spring season. 
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TV3’s New Game Show, ‘The Lie’, Premieres on Monday 17th February
13 Feb 2014 | TV3 is less than a week away from airing its brand new game show, ‘The Lie’, a co-production between 3Studios and Scottish Television Productions (STV). The two studios developed the original idea for the show together, and the series is also unique in that for the first time, Irish viewers can play along live with ‘The Lie’ via TV3’s second screen companion app ShowPal. 
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‘Lads mar Dads’ – New TG4 Series Funded by BAI starting Sunday
12 Feb 2014 | ‘Lads mar Dads’ is a new TG4 series, co-funded by the BAI and TG4, for Good Company Productions. Directed by Evan Chamberlain (Feirm Factor, Hector Goes), the series will air every Sunday night at 9.30 for six weeks, starting February 16th. 
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‘True North’ Returns to BBC One Northern Ireland
10 Feb 2014 | The second series of ‘True North’ begins on BBC One Northern Ireland tonight at 10.35pm. It is a series of fresh, revelatory and uniquely personal single documentaries from BBC Northern Ireland. 
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Cecelia Ahern’s Films to Air on German TV
10 Feb 2014 | Irish novelist Cecelia Ahern will have two of her films, ‘Between Heaven and Here’ and ‘My Whole Half Life’, aired on German TV station ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen). The announcement was made in Munich by TV and film producer Andreas Bareiss (Heart of Fire). 
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