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Les Arcs European Film Festival Celebrates Irish Film
22 Dec 2014 | Last weekend, the sixth edition of the Les Arcs European Film Festival wrapped having included a focus on Ireland with the goal of celebrating the country’s cinematic beauty, history, and filmic opportunities. 
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Ratings released for Irish Movies showing on RTÉ2 on Saturday Nights
19 Dec 2014 | RTÉ2 have released the official figures for the Irish movies that have been broadcasting on the channel since September 27th as part of the ‘Supporting Irish Film’ initiative. 
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UTV Ireland hire two new Continuity Presenters
19 Dec 2014 | Two new continuity presenters have been chosen to guide viewers through UTV Ireland’s nightly television programmes – including ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Emmerdale’ and all drama, entertainment, documentaries and comedy due to air on the channel. 
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RTÉ & the National Lottery Launch ‘The Million Euro Challenge’
19 Dec 2014 | RTÉ and The National Lottery have teamed up again to bring the nation’s viewers and Lottery players an all-new broadcasting treat, ‘The Million Euro Challenge’. RTE’s Nicky Byrne will present the new National Lottery gameshow which will go out on Saturday nights from 10 January 2015, and which promises to be a fun and entertaining show for all the family. 
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Christmas/New Year Edition: IFTN Interviews ‘Damo & Ivor’’s Hannah Crowley
19 Dec 2014 | In the midst of the holiday season and looking back on the year gone by, IFTN interviews Hannah Crowley, who plays the wealthy-but-witless Sarah-Jane in RTE’s ‘Damo And Ivor’… 
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RTÉ Cláracha Gaeilge call for ideas
19 Dec 2014 | Tá Cláracha Gaeilge RTÉ ar thóir smaointe úr nua do shráithe cláracha formáidithe, sraith 4, 6 nó 8 eagrán leath-uair a’chloig do RTÉ a hAon. Formáid struchtúrtha / Clár Faisnéise Breathnaitheach / Ceisteanna Comhaimseartha, Uirbeach nó Tuaithe, le hinsint láidir agus pearsain a léiríonn scéal na hÉireann i 2015. Níor mhór go mbeadh na cláracha cróga, samhlaíoch, fíor-tharraingteach do lucht féachana leathan RTÉ a hAon agus ábalta có-mhaoiniú a mhealladh ón ILBF agus/nó an BAI. 
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Irish Composer Patrick Cassidy on Oscar Longlist
19 Dec 2014 | The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Irish composer Patrick Cassidy’s score for ‘Calvary’ is one of the 114 scores eligible in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars. 
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Pat Kenny to present ‘Out With The Old – In With The U’ on UTV Ireland on January 1st
19 Dec 2014 | Pat Kenny will host ‘Out With The Old – In With The U’ due to air on UTV Ireland on its launch date of Thursday 1st January 2015, at 8.30pm. 
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Production Begins on Treasure Entertainment’s ‘Viva’ in Cuba
18 Dec 2014 | Production has begun on the new Irish Film ‘Viva’, written by IFTA-winning Irish writer Mark O'Halloran (‘Adam and Paul’, ‘Garage’), and helmed by director Paddy Breathnach (‘I Went Down’, ‘Man About Dog’, ‘Shrooms’). 
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‘Moone Boy’ wins Best Sitcom at the British Comedy Awards
17 Dec 2014 | Irish comedy ‘Moone Boy’ won Best Sitcom at the 2014 British Comedy Awards last night, while there were also awards for Irish performers Brendan O’ Carroll, Graham Norton, Aisling Bea - and for Arthur Matthews new show ‘Toast of London’. 
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‘Lily's Driftwood Bay’ nominated for Broadcast Award
17 Dec 2014 | Belfast-based Sixteen South has been nominated for a Broadcast Award for animation series ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’ whose cast includes stars Stephen Fry, Ardal O’Hanlon, Richard Dormer and Peter Mullan. 
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Saoirse Ronan and Corey McKinley nominated for Young Performer of the Year at London Critics' Circle Film Awards
17 Dec 2014 | Irish actors Saoirse Ronan (‘Brooklyn’, ‘Byzantium’) and Corey McKinley have both been nominated in the Young Performer of the Year category at the 35th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. 
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Two new Home-grown shows ‘Ireland’s Oyster Clan’ and ‘Renovation Nation’ coming to TV3 in January
17 Dec 2014 | ‘Ireland’s Oyster Clan’ and ‘Renovation Nation, two new home-grown shows, are to air on TV3 in January of the new year. 
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World Premiere of ‘You’re Ugly Too’ at Berlin Film Festival 2015
17 Dec 2014 | Irish film ‘You’re Ugly Too’ will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. The film was selected as part of the Generation section. 
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Allan Cubitt talks to IFTN – Creator of ‘The Fall’
15 Dec 2014 | Ahead of the IFTA panel discussion on ‘The Fall’ with creator/writer/director Allan Cubitt and producer Julian Stevens (Artist’s Studio) taking place at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday December 16th at 12.30pm, IFTN caught up with Cubitt to talk about the IFTA-winning show which concludes its second season on Wednesday, December 17th on RTÉ One. 
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BIFA winning composer Stephen Rennicks talks to IFTN
15 Dec 2014 | Primarily known as a key collaborator of director Lenny Abrahamson over the past decade, composer Stephen Rennicks has cemented his position as one of Ireland’s leading composers with three IFTA nominations and a filmography consisting of celebrated Irish films like ‘What Richard Did’, ‘Garage’, ‘Man About Dog’, and ‘Adam and Paul’. 
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TVM wins Woman Led Business Award at Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards
15 Dec 2014 | Cork company TVM has won the Woman Led Business Award at the national final of the 2014 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards. 
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Irish Casting Round-Up
15 Dec 2014 | This week saw Irish actors Sarah Bolger, Andrew Scott and Brian F O’Byrne land roles in major international productions, while Chris O’Dowd signs with WME… 
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In His Element: Ed Guiney talks co-productions ahead of receiving award in Riga on December 13th
12 Dec 2014 | Co-founder of Element Pictures Ed Guiney is set to receive this year’s European Co-Production Award – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday, 13 December. 
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An Taoiseach officially opens UTV Ireland’s Dublin Docklands headquarters
12 Dec 2014 | With UTV Ireland officially launching on January 1st, 2015 - An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. has officially opened the channels’ brand new HD studios and headquarters, at Macken House, Dublin 1. 
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