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Posts Tagged ‘ Love/Hate ’

IFTA Reveals Shortlist Of Nominees

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The Irish Film and Television Academy have announced the shortlist of nominees in 40 strongly contested categories for the 11th annual Irish Film and Television Awards, which takes place on Saturday 5th April at the DoubleTree at Hilton Burlington Road and broadcast primetime on RTÉ ONE (reaching 1.24 Million viewers last year).

Nominations are announced in categories across film and television, celebrating the highest standard of Irish talent over the past twelve months. All IFTA’s categories have been shortlisted by Members of the Irish Film & Television Academy alongside a select Jury panel of industry experts from around the world.  IFTA received 311 titles submitted for consideration in the 2013 Awards. Continue reading

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20 Year Old Gunman Jailed For Love/Hate Like Botch

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A Dublin man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the attempted murder of his lifelong friend in a case a judge labelled as reminiscent of Love/Hate.

20 year old Patrick McCann of Decies Road, Ballyfermot shot Luke Wilson three times in Memorial Park, Inchicore on 13 January last causing him to lose an eye.  Continue reading

Love/Hate : An Alternative Look

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The penultimate series of Love/Hate finished last night with fans somewhat aggrieved that only two mid card characters met a gruesome death.

Here we take a look back at the hit show to date, explaining all amidst the backdrop of the Irish government.

Nigel “Nidge” Delaney – The Taoiseach

So starting at the top of the food chain, we have Nidge. The replacement to former Taoiseach, John-Boy, R.I.P. , who did not get to retire with a state pension. Nidge acts like a boss simply cause he is the boss. As well as the post of Taoiseach he also doubles up as the Minister for Finance. Nidge is a busy boy, agitated constantly from his sheer work load he keeps everything going, allocates finance where necessary and watches the budget with hawk eyes. He, like all bosses , has had to make some big and hurtful decisions so far in his career. He has had to let staff go with a bang to ensure that the State stays afloat. He has had to be ruthless to repel any ideas of him being overturned. He is not a big fan of democracy, he would rather be a dictator. What you wouldn’t say to Nidge, ‘Did you have Darren clipped?’. Continue reading

Dano Opens Up After Love/Hate Exit

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Actor Jason Barry has spoken out after his character Dano Loughman made a dramatic exit from Love/Hate on Sunday night.

Los Angeles based Barry joined the hit show in season three and played the Continuity-IRA member , who sought to avenge the murder of his father Git (Jimmy Smallhorne), who was beaten to death by Nidge’s (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) gang after he raped Tommy’s  (Killian Scott) girlfriend Siobhan (Charlie Murphy). Continue reading

News In Brief-Fine Gael TD Puts His Foot In It As Gingers Set To Revolt

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Some weeks NIB thinks the World can be a strange place, others it is completely and utterly insane.

These are modern times, if asked who they love with all their hearts, most young children are more likely to say Santy than Jesus. Or Harry Styles and the rest of One Direction. Kids in Limerick then will be disappointed that the date of their first Holy Communion has not been changed so they can go to a 1D concert. Gaelscoil an Raithin was forced to ballot parents after discussions about a potential move to three weeks earlier got out of hand. You might not see them in mass but they love a good row. Parents voted overwhelmingly to keep the original date, 24th May for communion, also the day of the boys sold out gig in Croke Park. Don’t worry though kids, they’re shit. Continue reading

End Of The Road For King Nidge?

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With the new series of Love/Hate fast approaching some details have emerged as to what fans can expect in series 4.

Fans will be happy to see that Tommy (Killian Scott) has apparently made a recovery after crime boss Nidge put him into a coma in series three. However, one notable absentee from the line-up is Darren (Robert Sheehan). The final episode of season three last year drew nearly a million viewers as Darren was gunned down. Continue reading

Republic Of Telly Primed For Screenwriting Success

cookerThe Republic Of Telly go head to head with fellow RTE show Love/Hate and Ràsai Na Gaillimhe tomorrow night at the Zebbie Awards after they were nominated by the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild.

The award which is named in honour of acclaimed American actor O. Z. Whitehead, acknowledges the best scripts written by Irish playwrights and screenwriters during the previous year.

Stuart Carolan gets the nod for the season finale of  Love/Hate series 3 while James Cotter, Dermot Whelan, Bernard O’Shea, Shane Mulvey, Jason Butler, Chris Tordoff, Damien Fox, Stephen Shields, and Luc O’Cinnseala share the nomination for the Republic of Telly Christmas Special.

Ahead of the big bash at Dublin’s Sugar Club tomorrow night, we caught up with Stephen Shields to discuss the Republic Of Telly’s nomination and ambitions for the future now that leading star Dermot Whelan has announced his departure from the hit show. Continue reading

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