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Irish Films on the Small Screen this Christmas
22 Dec 2016 | A collection of classic and new Irish film and films featuring Irish talent is scheduled to air over the upcoming holiday period, with a great mix of comedy, documentary and drama lined up from 90s classics to 2016 releases. 
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Irish TV to be Liquidated with Loss of 30 jobs
22 Dec 2016 | The Westport-based television company Irish TV is to be wound up with a loss of 30 jobs, following an order by the High Court. 
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‘Wrecking The Rising’/ ‘Éirí Amach Amú’ Night On TG4
22 Dec 2016 | ‘Wrecking the Rising’ is taking over TG4 on Tuesday the 27th December from 22:15 with all three episodes playing in a row. 
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Commissioner Q&A with Eddie Doyle - RTÉ’s Head of Comedy, Talent Development & Music
21 Dec 2016 | IFTN speaks to Eddie Doyle - RTÉ’s current Head of Comedy, Talent Development & Music. A position he’s had for over three years now. 
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More Than €5.5m Allocated To 126 Projects Under Sound & Vision Scheme
21 Dec 2016 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of the latest package of recommendations under the Sound & Vision Scheme which have been ratified by the Authority at its most recent meeting on the 15th of December. 
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‘Striking Out’ IFTN Speaks With Amy Huberman & Neil Morrissey about the New Irish Legal Drama
20 Dec 2016 | It has been unveiled that RTÉ’s new drama ‘Striking Out’ starring Amy Huberman & Neil Morrissey is to air on New Year’s Day, Sunday the 1st January at 21:30 on RTÉ One. 
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New Irish Language Documentary 'An Fhuil agus an Bindealán' airs to TG4 St Stephen's Day
20 Dec 2016 | The GAA-themed project is directed by Pat Comer and produced by by Éamonn Ó Cualáin and Samuel Kingston of Fócas Films. It airs at 19:45, after the Munster v Leinster Rugby match. 
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BAI Announce Media Research Funding Scheme Recipients
19 Dec 2016 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (19th December) announced the award of funding totalling €50,000 to three applicants under its Media Research Funding Scheme 2016. 
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TV Licence Loophole for Online Content to Be Addressed
19 Dec 2016 | Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has indicated that laws may be changed as those who currently don’t own a television but watch RTÉ programmes online may be obliged to buy a TV licence in the future. 
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‘Tides’ Wins Best Doc Short Award at Malta International Film Festival
19 Dec 2016 | 'Tides - A History of Lives and Dreams Lost and Found (Some broken)’, is an autobiography film about the River Foyle in Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland. 
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Sketch Up: Classes with ‘Vikings’ & ‘The Tudors’ Production Designer Tom Conroy
16 Dec 2016 | Galway Film Centre and Screen Training Ireland are seeking participants for a Sketch-Up training programme. The programme is aimed at both beginners and those with some Sketch-Up experience. 
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Irish-Finnish Children’s Co-Production, ‘Harry and Bip’, on RTÉ 2
16 Dec 2016 | ‘Harry and Bip’ is an Irish-Finnish co-production, produced by Ink and Light and Muste ja Valo with support from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Finnish Film Foundation. Monster Entertainment is the Distributor. 
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SPI Announce New Film & TV Drama Committee 2017-2019
16 Dec 2016 | Screen Producers Ireland announce the new Film and TV Drama Committee 2017-2019. 
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TV3 Call for Diners to Take Part in ‘The Restaurant’
16 Dec 2016 | The brand new series of The Restaurant will go into production this January and will air on TV3 in early 2017. 
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Short Shots Filmbase & RTÉ New Short Film Scheme
16 Dec 2016 | The Short Shots is a unique scheme offering the next generation of filmmakers a programme of development and production support. 
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TG4’s ‘An Biongó’, The Lives of Bingo-Goers Across Ireland
16 Dec 2016 | ‘An Biongó’ is an hour long documentary film that looks at the tradition of bingo nights in Ireland from the indoor parish halls and GAA clubhouses to the outdoor drive-in bingo in Co. Meath, ‘An Biongó’ is an Imagine Media Production for TG4, it airs Friday 30th December at 8pm on TG4. 
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‘Extraordinary’ By Blinder Films Producers Selected for Frontières Finance Forum
16 Dec 2016 | Irish producers Katie Holly and Ailish Bracken (Blinder Films) are among filmmakers who have had a project selected to participate in the inaugural Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum, set to take place 16-18th February in Amsterdam. 
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Patrick Bergin Joins ‘Red Rock’ Cast for 2017
15 Dec 2016 | The new series of IFTA award winning drama ‘Red Rock’ returns Monday 9th January on TV3, with Patrick Bergin joining the 2017 cast to play a character called Jim Tierney, the grandfather of Detective Rory Walsh (played by Chris Newman). 
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21st Century Fox Will Pay £11.7bn in Sky Takeover Bid
15 Dec 2016 | Rupert Murdoch has confirmed 21st Century Fox has lodged a £11.7bn bid for the 61% stake it doesn't own in Sky. 
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‘Vikings’ & ‘Game of Thrones’ Make IMDb’s Top 10 TV Shows of 2016
15 Dec 2016 | IMDb released a list of its ‘Top 10 TV shows of 2016’ this week, with HBO’s drama ‘Game of Thrones’ topping the list for the fifth consecutive year and History’s ‘Vikings’ coming in at number nine. 
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