With a heavy heart I will be putting CineIreland on hold. Life has got in the way and I just do not have the time to give it the proper attention it needs. To all the people who have visited the blog, many thanks. To all the people I have chatted to on Twitter about it, cheers for the support. To the films and projects I didn’t get around to reviewing, apologies. There just hasn’t been the time. It has been a fun few years and I have seen some great Irish films. Perhaps the most surprising thing for me in the last year was finding the low budget Irish film area in rude health. Make the effort to find them, it is worth it.
Most of all thank you to everyone who took the time to read the reviews. I have tried to be fair and honest and if I didn’t like something I would endeavour to explain why. I think that criticism of Irish film is getting better. Where it used to be either a slating or over hyping with nothing in between, there is now a more considered approach (for the most part). This can only be good for our films.
Anyway I will still be writing for Scannain.com so you can check out my reviews, interviews and articles on that fine site. Who knows, I may re-activate the blog at some point in the future and give it the attention it deserves. But it will remain online should you want to look up any of the reviews.