Ireland

Growing up on Sing Street; floundering on Mother’s Day and a sneak peak at one oddball DOXA film

But there’s more: a drag queen singing, a conflicted detective, a Maori chess teacher, a hot comedy duo and a video game’s move to the big screen

My VIFF picks: a delicate immigration yarn, two music stars and a crazed Kevin Bacon

Also: love in a tumultuous China, and a magazine that shaped modern comedy
Dubliner Conor O’Brien

As Ireland's Marriage Equality vote passes, Villagers sing loud and proud here

O' Brien tackles the difficulties that arise with being a gay man in Ireland, and having to deal with 'homophobes' and 'bigots.'

Vancouver welcomes Hozier with open arms at sold out Commodore Show

When 24 year old Andrew Hozier-Byrne first popped onto the scene in 2013 with his single "Take Me to Church" debuting on YouTube, the video went viral.  Racking up near 14 million views, and...

Dancing at Lughnasa: five sisters, five personalities, one house

Dancing for Lughnasa tells the story of five Irish sisters fending for themselves in their very Catholic Baile Beag ("Little Town").

Vancouver's The Travel Guys to air in Canada

They've gotten up close and personal with panda bears in Xian, China, snorkeled along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and dressed as samurai warriors in Osaka, Japan. All in a days work for...

It takes an Effin village to get through to Facebook

Irish woman wants social media site to cut her unfortunately named village some slack.

Canada has 'tools to deal with new recession'

Country will take a battering if the world tanks, but it has strong companies, a working banking system and a sound fiscal position, says governor of central bank.

Drive, The Guard, Lion King 3-D, I Don’t Know How She Does It and a VIFF update

Ryan Gosling doesn’t say a great deal but communicates a lot in Drive. To find out what, read more.

Vic Sarin and A Shine of Rainbows

"I think what makes life rich is the experience of life. It's not the money, it's not the fame, it's the experience of life. And how you get those experiences is by doing different things all the time