IFTAs back with a bang
The IFTAs are back with a bang. Often criticised for being dull and lifeless, this year's TV3-backed production certainly put on the glitz.
Stars of the small and big screen graced the red carpet outside Dublin's Mansion House as Ireland's acting elite celebrated the best and brightest in the industry.
Dublin directing hero Jim Sheridan was rightly honoured for his contribution to the movie business.
His classic films have put Ireland on the map and propelled many of our actors onto Hollywood screens and beyond.
We look forward to seeing the full ceremony broadcast next weekend.
It's just a pity we have to wait so long to watch it.