The cinema gunman’s escape plan was thwarted by police officers who arrived almost immediately; a Dublin man fraudulently claimed almost €30,000 in benefits for three years when he was living in Lanzarote; Katie Taylor has responded to the views of Billy Joe Saunders who said women should not be boxing, but "are there for sex".
The returning Game of Thrones exuded cinematic sweep and a wide-screen grandeur so it was fitting Sky had chosen to hold a preview of the forthcoming fifth season — attended by cast members Liam Cunningham and Michael McElhatton — at Dublin’s Irish Film Institute.
RTÉ drama, Charlie, about the political career of Charles Haughey, has rewritten history with dramatic licence by showing the former taoiseach resigning not so much because of revelations over the phone-tapping scandal of a decade earlier but because of a threat that the full truth of his involvement in the 1970 arms crisis would be made public, suggests
ACTOR Aidan Gillen played John Boy in the RTÉ crime series, Love/Hate, and will be back on our screens as Charlie Haughey, in Charlie, later this year. Gillen has selected seven of his favourite films for showings at Triskel Christchurch from Jan 17-20.