Gabriel Byrne Makes a Case for the Arts

I suppose it was the holidays. That’s what I’ll blame it on, anyway. Somehow, Gabriel Byrne made a presentation at an event in Ireland a couple of weeks ago and it flew right by me! I never cease to be amazed at how he slips in and out of places, […]

The Fate of the Irish Film Board

It was a star-studded affair in an unlikely place: “the windowless, functional, fluorescent-lit chamber” in Leinster House, Dublin, where the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Arts heard testimony regarding the possible axing of the Irish Film Board. The IrishTimes.com reports Wednesday, 14 October (this article is now behind a paywall at […]

The Late Late Show: Hot Water – Updated!

As most of you have already heard, Gabriel Byrne is in “hot water” over his apparently controversial appearance on a recent episode of The Late Late Show in Ireland (mentioned in more detail in a previous posting), during which he voiced his support for Mannix Flynn, a candidate for the […]

The Byrnes and the Boards

Gay Byrne, famous broadcaster, and Gabriel Byrne, famous hyphenate (actor/writer/producer/activist), laid the first boards of the stage of the new Grand Canal Square Theatre in Dublin yesterday. Gabriel said: “Every village, every city, needs a theatre. It’s not just a building; it’s about being exposed to new ideas. Theatre changes […]

A Late Late Post About The Late Late Show

Finally, here is the scoop on this big event! Gabriel Byrne appeared on the final episode hosted by Pat Kenny of The Late Late Show  on May 29. He talks about his delight in receiving the Golden Globe for his work on In Treatment (yay!), his involvement with The Irish Hospice […]

Irish Film Academy Nomination for “Stories From Home”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) awards nominations were announced today in Dublin. The newly created best feature documentary category nominations  include Gabriel Byrne: Stories From Home. The awards ceremony is scheduled for February 14, 2009 in Dublin. Congratulations to Mr. Byrne and to […]