Archive for May, 2019


8th May 2019

The writers who have been nominated in all seven categories of the 2019 ZeBBie Awards have now been announced. Warmest congratulations to all of the Nominated writers.

This year we have two new awards: Animation and Continuing Drama.

Members will read the nominated scripts and cast their votes.

The 2019 ZeBBie Awards will take place on Wednesday 19th June in Dublin and will be hosted by Senator David Norris.

The full list of nominations:


Northern Lights

Stephen Jones


Sonya Kelly

The Man Who Fell to Pieces

Patrick J. O’Reilly


Good Night Irene

Jennifer Johnston

Wild West

Emmet Kirwan


Elaine Murphy


The Dig

Stuart Drennan

The Ranger (produced as Black ’47)

PJ Dillon, Pierce Ryan, Eugene O’Brien

Float Like A Butterfly

Carmel Winters


Five Letters to the Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain

Oonagh Kearney

I Didn’t..I Wasn’t..I Amn’t

Laoisa Sexton

Boy Saint

Tom Speers


Young Offenders Ep.6

Peter Foott

Women on the Verge Ep.1

Sharon Horgan (& Lorna Martin)

Derry Girls Ep.6

Lisa McGee


Peek Zoo – Cheeky Monkeys

Emma Hogan

Claude – Twinkle Toes Terry

Maria O’Loughlin

Space Chickens in Space – Blibli-sitting

Shane Perez


Ros na Rún S.22 Ep.54

Gemma Breathnach

Fair City S.29 Ep.59

Clare Dowling

Red Rock Ep.187

Paul Walker

The Writers Guild of Ireland Wishes to Appoint a Director

2nd May 2019

The Writers Guild of Ireland wishes to appoint a Director to replace David Kavanagh, who is taking a post in Europe.

We are seeking a dynamic and driven person, who can manage and develop our existing goals and policies and, building on our ambitions for the Guild, lead the organisation in its next stage. The ideal candidate should have excellent negotiation skills, some experience in policy development and execution, and be passionate about the arts in Ireland, and writers and their requirements in particular.

The Director will represent the organisation nationally and internationally.

The successful candidate will have knowledge or experience of negotiation, familiarity with principles of copyright contracts and a good understanding of the film, television and theatre industries in Ireland. The guild is in receipt of state funding and a knowledge of application processes and procedures would be an advantage. The full-time post is for a minimum of three years, based on a six-month probation period and an annual salary review.  Annual salary €40,000.

Additional information and a description of the application and appointment procedure can be received on request from:   info[at]

Applications including c.v. should be emailed to:   info[at] by COB Friday May 24th 2019.

Initial interviews will take place on Thursday 6th or Friday 7th June 2019.

The successful candidate is expected to start work on or about the 2nd September 2019.