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February 2023
Eamon Ryan dismisses remaining members of Inland Fisheries Ireland board after resignations
Since April 2022 five members have resigned, leaving the board unable to make key decisions.
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# life on screen
IFI holds day of free cinema to celebrate 30 years in Temple Bar
Here are all the details.
All time
# Irish Film
From coffee ads to Michael Collins - delve into the IFI archive while in isolation
Give up yer aul Netflix and Disney+.
# Street leagues
'I never felt such support in my life': The football club that has become a lifeline for homeless people
Homeless people from all walks of life attend regular training sessions in what has become a vital resource for players.
# Loopline
'900 hours of footage that tells the story of Ireland': Video from the last 30 years archived at IFI
The collection, provided by Loopline Film, features rare early footage of U2 as well as documentary features and programmes.
# irish cinema
'It brings back all sorts of memories ... I'm crying now': New project brings archive Irish clips to nursing homes
Hard-to-find TV shows, ads and docs were being shown as part of the Reel Memories project .
# Awkward
Hillary Clinton and James Comey are coming to Dublin on Friday week (separately)
Don’t expect them to be meeting up for a pint or anything though.
Restored newsreel footage shows Ireland's fight for Independence
The footage was restored from the original nitrate film and will be available on the IFI Player.
# very old school
A rake of old Irish TV ads have been restored online and it's just pure nostalgia
The amount of jingles.
# Ballinagh
Irish Water fined after polluting river in Cavan
The judge said the delay in rectifying the issue, and the serious level of pollution, merited a conviction.
6 things I learned when I got to hold an Oscar today
How’d ya like that, Leo.
# keeping it local
Archived film footage is being screened across the country in the communities that made it
A screening will be held in Kerry and Leitrim this month, could your area be next?
# wartime watching
Shhh! Let's go to the cinema just like it's 1914
Charlie Chaplin, looping-the-loop, and suffragettes in action get a rare outing on Dublin screen.
# everyone's a critic
Want to be a film critic? Here’s your chance
The Irish Film Institute has set up an award scheme for potential movie critics in tribute to late programmer Pete Walsh.
Column: Sean-nós singing resonates with something deep within people
Having had the privilege of teaching sean-nós singing in the Múscraí Gaeltacht of County Cork, I really wanted to share the wonder of this intimate shared experience through film, writes Máire Ní Cheallachair.
Column: How did this young woman scandalise her entire village? By writing poetry.
As a young woman, Salma was forced into a life of virtual isolation – in first her father’s and then her husband’s home. But when her raw and eloquent poetry finally found an audience, the reaction was explosive, writes filmmaker Kim Longinotto.
# Human Rights
Are European leaders turning blind eye to Azerbaijan's human rights record?
Irish-produced film asks question as Eurovision 2012 hosts put under the lens for corruption and alleged human rights abuses.
# Controversy
Story of late-term abortion doctors in USA set for Irish film festival
Stranger Than Fiction festival in Dublin will see Irish premiere of controversial documentary, with one of the doctors to attend the screening.
# Winter Soldier
Rare screening of Vietnam war documentary in Dublin
Winter Soldier will have three screenings at the IFI this weekend.
# Film
Irish Film Institute highlights Roman Polanski films
Controversial director under the spotlight in January schedule of films as two of his major movies are re-released.
# Call me al
Every Hitchcock film ever to play in Irish Film Institute
Well, every one of his 52 surviving films. Which is rather a lot.
# homeless festival
Festival shines light on homelessness in Ireland
The classic Irish dark comedy Adam & Paul will be shown at the IFI on Saturday as part of an international festival raising awareness about homelessness.
# Jobswatch
Irish Film Institute gets new Director
Ross Keane moves into the hot seat as current IFI head goes to IMMA.
# Irish Film
Watch: Saoirse Ronan with JFK and Michael Collins in IFI funding appeal
The Irish actress has joined an appeal for funding to preserve the film institute’s historic archive.