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LOOKING ON

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Summer, Dublin, 1982: A collective of community activists resist the housing and urban redevelopment of the north inner-city. This largely observational documentary charts the Looking On Festival through theatre, musical performances and off-the-cuff interviews with Peter Sheridan, a young , Tony Gregory, Pat Kenny and Thom ‘The Diceman’ McGinty. The gatekeepers of the community are […]

ALIVE ALIVE O: A REQUIEM FOR DUBLIN

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Alive Alive O – A Requiem for Dublin chronicles the heroes and the ever-changing heart of Dublin over a seven-year period. During this time, Merry Doyle’s lens captures the colourful characters of the city by focusing on Dublin street traders and their daily hustle and bustle. This invaluable record of vanished communities also depicts a […]

MAIRÉAD FARRELL: AN UNFINISHED CONVERSATION

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This Loopline documentary investigates the life and death of Mairéad Farrell who, in 1988, was shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar along with two other unarmed members of the IRA. The violent killing of the three was one of the most controversial incidents during the Northern Ireland Troubles and provoked an international outcry. Bríona […]

A GOOD AGE: AGEISM – EPISODE 1

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Ageism is the first in a six-part television series that tackles the everyday myths and misconceptions that result in ageism. This episode explores ‘the propaganda of old age’ – mainly the senior citizen concerns of aging and illness, sexuality, and self-worth. This episode opens with an appearance by Olwen Fouéré and features contributions by Dr. […]

A GOOD AGE: LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF – EPISODE 3

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Looking After Yourself explores how ageism can create low self-esteem in senior citizens and can compromise the capacity for a full and healthy life. This episode features a range of housing schemes, retirement homes, medical and recreational facilities. Colourful characters with contrasting attitudes and approaches to growing old are also introduced. Residents of Claremont Court, […]

IMPRINT: WRITER IN PROFILE – JENNIFER JOHNSTON

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Irish novelist Jennifer Johnston was born in Dublin, the daughter of actor and director Shelah Richards and writer Denis Johnston. In this episode, she explains how she avoided their influence by delaying the start of her writing career  until  her thirties. Johnston then explores themes in her writing, discusses how her first play and novel […]

JOHN HENRY FOLEY: SCULPTOR OF THE EMPIRE

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John Henry Foley was one of the most influential sculptors in Irish history. The Dubliner’s breath-taking equestrian masterpieces strode across city squares and parklands from Dublin, to Kolkata and Virginia. Foley’s best-known Irish works include the Daniel O’Connell monument on O’Connell Street and the Henry Grattan statue on College Green, as well as the figures […]

ESSIE’S LAST STAND

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It’s Dublin, 1999, and 76 year old Essie Keeling, Georgie her dog and her neighbour Karl Byrne are fighting eviction by property developers and homelessness. This timely, inspiring story of determination and resistance offers a crucial lens through which to view Dublin’s current housing crisis. Despite her age and ill health, the lovable Essie is […]

PATRICK KAVANAGH – NO MAN’S FOOL

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Sé Merry Doyle’s award-winning Patrick Kavanagh – No Man’s Fool is a rich visual journey, exposing the contradiction that existed between Kavanagh’s public persona and his poetry. The film maps out Kavanagh’s life from his native Inniskeen in County Monaghan, to Dublin where he spent most of his life. Against the odds he survived great […]

JAMES GANDON: A LIFE

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This Loopline documentary follows the life of  architect, James Gandon, whose plans were realised when Ireland operated under British colonial rule. James Gandon (1743–1823) is recognised today as one of the leading architects to have worked in Ireland in the late 18th century and early 19th century. His neo-classical buildings still dominate Dublin’s urban landscape, […]