Ireland Expels Four Russian Officials Four senior officials at the Russian Embassy in Dublin have been asked to leave Ireland, the Taoiseach confirmed this week. Micheál Martin informed the Dáil of the development, which came after security advised the Taoiseach on Monday. Russian Ambassador to Ireland Yuri Filatov had been summoned to a meeting at the Department of Foreign … [Read more...] about News Roundup April 2, 2022
Meaney's Horror Unwelcome It’s going to be a creepy St. Patrick’s Day for Colm Meaney. In March, look for the great Irish actor in a new horror thriller –set in Ireland - called Unwelcome. The film explores a young London couple (Hannah John-Kamen, Douglas Booth) whose exciting dreams of big city living have turned into a nightmare. With a baby on the way, the couple … [Read more...] about Hibernia: Irish Eye on Hollywood
That’s the big question the Irish – north and south, and on both sides of the Atlantic – will be asking when they tune into the Academy Awards ceremonies on Sunday, March 27th, at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. No matter who wins, it’s going to be a big night for the Irish. Van Morrison, Jessie Buckley and Ciarán Hinds join Branagh as Irish-born entertainers looking to grab … [Read more...] about Hibernia Arts: Will this finally be the year for Kenneth Branagh?
In just a few weeks, Ireland - and the world - will mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” That was the gruesome, January 1972 day when British soldiers opened fire on civil rights marchers in Derry, killing over a dozen, and sending the Northern Ireland Troubles into a violent new phase. All those bullets and bombs have made it difficult to tell more intimate … [Read more...] about Belfast and Young Plato
Protests over closure of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum As the United States begins to return to a post-pandemic normality, the “end-emic” may not see the re-opening of one beloved institution for the Irish American community. Protests have been held over the closing of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. The museum, which displays … [Read more...] about Irish Pride Stands Astride the Atlantic