A dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.

Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?”

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Is iad Colm Meaney, Donal O’Kelly and Brendan Conroy na príomhaisteoirí sa scannán seo faoi stiúir Tom Collins. Scéal seisear fear a chuaigh ar imirce go Sasana i lár na 70idí. Bhí siad lena saibhreas a dhéanamh agus le filleadh ar an mbaile arís. Tríocha bliain ina dhiaidh is i gcónra a fhilleann duine acu agus bailíonn a chairde ag an tórramh. Tá athrú mór ar an saol agus orthu féin ón gcéad lá a ndeachaigh siad ar a mbád bán.

D’fhéadfadh muid a bheith mar “kings” is iad na focail deireannach. (2007) http://ga.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_%2…


Starring Colm Meaney, Donal O’Kelly and Brendan Conroy. Directed by Tom Collins. A universal story of disenfranchisement and search for identity. In the mid 1970s, a group of six young men left their homes in the West of Ireland, took the boat out of Dublin Bay and sailed across the sea to England in the hope of making their fortunes and returning home. Thirty years later only one, Jackie Flavin, makes it home – but does so in a coffin. Jackie’s five friends reunite at his wake where they are forced to face up to the reality of their alienation as long term emigrants who no longer have any real place to call home.

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Performance Date: 24th Jan 2019

“In this stunning new play by Katie Holly, Jon Kenny plays numerous characters but primarily Dan, a man in his 50s who is living alone. Dan is a loner and feels himself an outsider looking in on the community but he discovers during the play that he is not as much an outsider as he thinks. When he hears about the passing of a dear friend, he is forced to look back on his own troubled youth and face up to his demons.

At times poignant and tragic, this play also has warmth and humour as Jon slips seamlessly in and out of the many uproariously funny characters.

Duration 75 minutes, including interval”

Read interview with playwright here

Read a Summer interview with Jon Kenny here


Posted: December 4, 2017 in Uncategorized



Since I first uncovered crime writing, I instantly fell in love with this adrenaline pumping genre; whether it is a police procedural novel, a heart stopping thriller or, dare I say it, a novel written from the perpetrator’s point of view, I will never tire of delving into the murky depths of this fascinating and hugely engrossing style of literature. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I heard about NOIRELAND, a three-day crime fiction festival which was recently held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, to celebrate and showcase the amazing talent emerging from Ireland as well as to explore crime writing from across the world, and looking at the impact Ireland has had on the genre.

The Festival, in addition to a series of talks from authors such as Benjamin Black, Adrian McKinty, Stuart Neville, Arne Dahl and Sophie Hannah, to name but a mere few, also offered workshops for budding…

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This morning, while the radio news talked of nothing but Manchester, my 10-year-old daughter asked me if it was still safe to go and see Adele at Wembley Stadium in July. The ticket was her big Christmas present and the printout of the order confirmation has been blu-tacked to her wall for months. She’s as […]

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Dynamic Ecology has had a couple of recent posts relating to peer review roles (reviewer, associate editor) that seem to have struck a nerve. I want to provide some thoughts on the two fundamental roles of peer-review: gatekeeping and editing.

via As a peer-reviewer are you gatekeeping or editing? — Dynamic Ecology

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Which me am I today?

Last year I was lucky enough to meet and strike up a friendship with mother and daughter Jo Allmond and Jess Hiles. I met them at an event I was speaking at in Milton Keynes for McIntyre Care, which is leading the way for highlighting the issue of those with a learning disability that also has dementia.

Jess is an amazing person whose Nan had dementia. Sadly she died very recently, but during the process of trying to understand dementia we became friends.

Jo kindly asked me to contribute one of my poems to a book of poems described as:

“A selection of poems by those not always heard”

Well the book is out around the 1st May and Jo and Jess will be appearing at the Hawksbury Upton Literary Festival on the 22nd April – you can see them in a list of speakers on the web site:

Here’s Jess’…

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