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Feature film on Irish banking crisis ‘The Guarantee’ begins shooting in Dublin
23 Jul 2014 |

New Irish feature film The Guarantee, which recreates the drama surrounding the Irish banking crisis in 2008 has begun shooting in Dublin this week. The film’s casting has already raised some eyebrows with Irish actors taking on roles of some of the most talked-about political and financial figures in modern Irish history. The film will tell the story of the bank guarantee given by the Irish government in 2008 to secure the domestic banking system, beginning the story four years before and charting the origin of that pivotal decision. 

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Robert Sheehan to star in new supernatural drama ‘The Messenger’
22 Jul 2014 | Irish actor Robert Sheehan has been confirmed for the leading role in new UK supernatural film ‘The Messenger’ which begins filming in England’s Peak District this week. The Misfits & Love/Hate star will appear opposite Lily Cole and Jack Fox in the film directed by David Blair. 
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RTÉ Global’s Award-Winning ‘Somebody to Love’ Sells in Europe
22 Jul 2014 | RTÉ GLOBAL has licensed ‘Somebody to Love’, Wildfire Films’ candid documentary about the romantic lives of the disabled, to YLE Finland, TV4 Sweden, Channel 8 Israel and Indigenius for RTVE Spain. The announcement was made by Edel Edwards, head of programme sales for the Irish public broadcaster’s newly rebranded television sales arm. 
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Eve Hewson in Talks to Star in Spielberg Thriller
22 Jul 2014 | Steven Spielberg will be producing and directing what is an as-yet-untitled new Cold War thriller for Dreamworks, and none other than Irish actress Eve Hewson has been attached to the project. Deadline.com first reported the news that Hewson is in talks to join the project and also reported that production is set to commence in September with shooting on location in New York and Berlin. 
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Documentary ‘Addicts’ Symphony’ Airs on Channel 4 this August
22 Jul 2014 | The highly respectable world of classical musicians is rarely linked to addictive behaviour. In this uplifting one-off documentary, the composer and musician James McConnel examines music’s extraordinary transformative power, as he unites ten classical musicians whose lives have all been blighted by addiction, in an orchestra for a spectacular one-off performance with the London Symphony Orchestra. 
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Conor McGregor Fight Highest Rating Sporting Event on 3e
22 Jul 2014 | Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night Dublin has become the highest rating sporting event on 3e. 
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Jack Reynor cast in ‘The Secret Scripture’
21 Jul 2014 | Twenty two year old Wicklow native Jack Reynor (‘What Richard Did’), who most recently appeared in Dublin for the premiere of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ and was in Galway last week for the premiere of ‘Glassland’, will return to Ireland for his next movie role in the film adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s ‘The Secret Scripture’. 
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Jim Sheridan's ‘In America’ to be adapted for TV Series
21 Jul 2014 | Filmmaker Jim Sheridan is set to adapt his 2002 film 'In America' into a series for the small screen. ‘In America’, which starred Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger and Djimon Hounsou, followed an Irish immigrant family as they tried to adjust to life in the USA with little money. Sheridan is in discussions with a leading American network network about the project, which deals with the issue of illegal immigration in the States. 
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RTÉ Enjoys Record-Breaking Figures for FIFA 2104 World Cup
21 Jul 2014 | Audiences in Ireland tuned into the 2014 FIFA World Cup on RTÉ in record numbers, across RTÉ Two television, RTÉ Player and RTÉ.ie. It marked the highest television audience for a World Cup Final since USA ‘94. 
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‘Domestic Divas’ to Air this Autumn
21 Jul 2014 | Many of those who grew up through the Celtic Tiger years have side-stepped basic life skills such as cooking, mending, sewing and cleaning, instead having take-away dinners, bringing the washing home once a week and throwing out things that aren’t as new as the moment we bought it. 
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‘Let Us Prey’ Gets Asian Premiere
21 Jul 2014 | ‘Let Us Prey’, directed by Brian O’Malley in his feature debut, had its Asian premiere at the recent 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. The horror film received its premiere on Saturday (19th July) night and will also screen later today and on the 25th July. 
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Dublin Animation Film Festival – Deadline for entries
18 Jul 2014 | There’s less than 10 days left to enter your short animated film to the Dublin Animation Film Festival. The deadline is 5pm, Monday, 28 July 2014. 
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Shorts Round-Up: ‘Ghost Train’ at International Film Festivals; ‘Daisyhouse’ Tells Stories of Former Homeless; ‘Coda’ Screens at the IFI
18 Jul 2014 | There is positive news for Irish shorts all around… 
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New Series of ‘Domhan an Dúlra’ Airs This Weekend
18 Jul 2014 | This iconic and landmark series brings us on a journey around Africa to see its most amazing locations and natural wonders. It is a celebration of Africa’s most spectacular locations, showcasing the full African experience. We journey from the cradle of human civilisation to the most awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world. Madagascar is where the series begins. 
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New Trailer for Season 2 of ‘The Fall’
18 Jul 2014 | A new trailer for the second season of hit crime drama The Fall has just been released. The new series sees Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson return as serial killer Paul Spector and DSI Stella Gibson respectively in the six-part second season which has finished shooting in Belfast. The series is due for broadcast this autumn. 
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TG4 Launches Nationwide Broadcasting in the USA
18 Jul 2014 | ‘Today's Ireland’ - the public service, educational and free to air channel that broadcasts in the United States has commenced broadcasting Irish language content from TG4 – the award-winning Irish language television station. 
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Reminder: Deadline Approaching to Submit to Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to Broadcasting Access Rules
17 Jul 2014 | The deadline to submit feedback to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s (BAI) public consultation on proposed changes to rules governing the level of subtitling, sign language and audio-description that Irish television broadcasters must offer is 5pm Wednesday, 23rd July 2014. 
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The Radharc Awards 2014 Call for Entries
17 Jul 2014 | The Radharc Trust is delighted to announce details of the Radharc Awards 2014 to be presented on the 22nd October 2014 and now calls for entries of documentary films of outstanding quality in the spirit of Radharc. 
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‘GOLD’ to Hit Irish Cinemas This Autumn
17 Jul 2014 | IFTA winning Niall Heery’s latest film GOLD which stars Screen International’s ‘Star of Tomorrow’ Maisie Williams (‘Game of Thrones’), David Wilmot (‘Calvary’), Kerry Condon (‘The Runway’) and James Nesbitt (‘The Hobbit’) will be released in Irish cinemas this autumn. Wildcard Distribution who is distributing the film in Ireland have also released the official trailer (see below). 
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TV3 announces new Documentary Unit and New Primetime Evening Show
17 Jul 2014 | A new Primetime evening show will air on TV3 in January 2015, adding over 127 hours of Irish home produced content to the schedule. A major new production team will be assembled for the new weeknight show comprising of a number of TV3 reporters and anchored by a new name, still to be revealed.
A new Public Affairs Documentary Unit will replace ‘Midweek’. 3e’s news programme ‘fyi’ is to be replaced with 60 second news bulletins throughout the day. 
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