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Ready for your close-up? Good, it's time for you to be the first person ever to win a Best Actor or Best Actress gong at the Oscars for work as an extra.

West Coast Casting has put out a call for extras for a new movie starring Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt as lovers in John Patrick Shanley’s adaptation of Outside Mullingar.

Wild Mountain Thyme boasts a star-studded cast, with Jon Hamm, Dearbhla Molloy and Christopher Walken also on board for the future Hollywood hit.


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The movie begins shooting in County Mayo at the end of September, so you've got some time to plan your trip to 'The Wesht' of Ireland for future film fame.

West Coast Casting is inviting anyone interested in being involved in the movie to come to the casting call for extras, running in Ballina Arts Centre from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, September 14.

Adults of all ages and a number of kids are required for scenes in the film, set to be shot in Crossmolina and Ballina between September and November of this year.


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Mairead Campbell of West Coast Casting said that she intends to give priority in the casting to those applying directly from Crossmolina and Ballina, but she's considering all candidates.

The extras will be paid for the job and anyone unavailable for the open casting on September 14 can email their details and a recent photograph to westcoastcastingireland@gmail.com

Time to shine, gals.

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Shockingly, two people have been pronounced dead as a result of the deadly Toronto shooting. A child was reported critically injured early this morning, but it has not been confirmed whether she is the second victim.

Our hearts go out the families, as Toronto police say the girl is just eight or nine years old and was injured along with 12 others. 

The shooting took place in the city’s Greektown district when a large crowd was walking down the street.

The motive behind the attack is unknown, but it has been reported that the shooter targeted at least two cafes or restaurants, according to BBC News.

Canadian media has footage of the alleged shooter. He has been described as a white male with a dark baseball hat and dark clothing, carrying a shoulder bag. He is shown pulling out a handgun before firing.

The Globe and Mail reported that the gunman terrified civilians in a cafe called the Demetres when he opened fire and injured customers. He also fired into a crowd waiting to cross the street.

The paper interviewed one of the witnesses, Andrew Matzios, who was in this crowd when he saw the shooter coming towards them.

‘He had this horrible expression on his face,' Andrew recalled the experience with horror.

While pedestrians desperately ducked for cover, the gunman continued his frightening rampage, firing into businesses as he passed.

Police verified that the shooter was killed but have not confirmed if he shot himself or was gunned down by officers.

While Canada has a lot fewer shootings than its U.S. neighbour, there has been a major increase in gun violence in recent years.

The number of shootings in Toronto more than doubled between 2014-2017, according to police findings.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his support to victims and called the people of Toronto ‘strong, resilient and brave.’

The Prime Minister has been fighting for stricter background checks. However, debates regarding gun laws continue to cause controversy in Canada.

Our thoughts go out to all affected by the shooting.



World Champion Katie Taylor's father Pete Taylor reported to be among three men who were shot at Bray Boxing Club this morning. 

Gardaí confirmed that one man aged 50 has died following a shooting incident. 

Pete Taylor and one other man have been taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries. 

There is no formal information on their condition. 

According to Dublin Live, Pete was shot in the arm.

Pete Taylor founded the boxing club where the incident occurred. 


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Following examination of CCTV in the area, Gardia are appealing for information for a silver coloured Volkswagen Caddy with Northern Irish plates.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bray Garda Station on 01 6665300.

Correction – At the time of publishing, the deceased was misreported as being aged 30.



A man has been shot dead in Dublin last night.

The man, aged 26, was killed by gunfire at around 10pm last night at James Larkin House in North inner city Dublin.

He was taken to the Mater hospital for his injuries when he later died.

Witnesses say that the gunman was wearing dark coloured clothing.

He is believed to have escaped from the scene on foot.

The scene is sealed off to facilitate a technical examination of the area .

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Store Street Garda Station on 01 666 800.



Gardai are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on the South Circular Road in Dublin city last night.

At around 10pm, Gardai responded to a call relating to shots being fired.

On arrival a male in his 40s and a male in his 20s were discovered with gunshot injuries after a gunman had opened fire.

The gunman is reported to have left the scene in a dark coloured car. 

Both men were taken to St James Hospital with injuries, and their condition is described as non-life threatening.

The scene is preserved for a technical examination and South Circular Road is currently closed from Donore Avenue to Leonards Corner.

Gardai wish to appeal for witnesses or to anyone who can assist with the investigation to contact Kevin Street Garda Station on 01 6669400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.



The search for the gunman involved in a fatal shooting in Dublin continues this morning.

A 27-year-old man was shot multiple as he sat in his car at the Brideview Halting site in Roanstown yesterday afternoon.

He was discovered by two friends who returned to the vehicle after hearing gunshots.

The State Pathologist and members of the Garda Technical Bureau attended the scene yesterday evening and a forensic examination is due to continue today.

A second scene has been preserved on Crag Ave where a car was located on fire shortly after the incident.

It's understood the victim was aware his life was in danger and had received a formal Garda information letter warning of threats made against him.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact the incident room which has been established at Lucan Garda Station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lucan Garda Station 01-6667300, Ronanstown Garda Station 01-6667700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.



Gardaí are currently at the scene of a shooting incident in which one man is understood to be seriously injured.

The victim is in critical condition.

The shooting occurred at Bridgeview Halting Site on Cloverhill Road.

Gardaí were made aware of the incident at around 3pm this afternoon.

Gardaí are investigating whether or not the shooting is gang related, as it is understood that the injured man is involved in the Hutch-Kinahan feud

Emerging reports suggest that a second person is also injured, but this has yet to be confirmed. 

We will bring you more on this story as we have it. 



A 23-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the shooting in Parslickstown, Mulhuddart, Dublin, the Irish Mirror reports. 

The incident left a baby boy, his mother, and his 17-year-old uncle injured. 

The young woman was detained in the Wicklow area and is being held under the provisions of section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 as amended at a Dublin Garda Station. 

Gardaí have also found a gun.

They said in a statement, "Gardaí can also confirm that they have recovered a firearm as a result of searches in the Parslickstown area earlier today. The male arrested yesterday in connection with the incident remains in custody."

17-year-old Matthew 'Matsie' Collins and his infant nephew John Collins underwent surgery last night after the close-range attack. The baby boy was taken to Temple Street Children's Hospital and the teenager was rushed to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown.

The baby's mum, 29-year-old Lynn Doyle, was holding her child when a person started shooting them with shotgun pellets. Matsie was shot in the stomach.

Thankfully, their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

It is thought that the attack was the result of a feud within the Traveller community, the Irish Times reports. 

Arthur Collins, father of Matsie and grandfather to John, told the Irish Times that the incident was 'all over a dispute that happened two or three years ago, but we thought it was all over'.

Superintendent Liam Carolan from the Blanchardstown Garda Station said that 'there is a quite volatile situation' surrounding the shooting. He also commented that it was too early for any speculation on 'who or what has been involved'.

He urged anyone with information to come forward, saying, "Anyone who was in the vicinity of Parlickstown Gardens from 12 noon — if they saw a car driving at high speed, if they saw people hanging around or thought something seemed strange, anything like that.

“We’ve set up an incident room at Blanchardstown Garda station if they could contact us there on 016667000 or the confidential line 1800666111."

We hope that the victims make a speedy recovery. 


According to emerging reports this morning, a garda and another individual have sustained injuries following a shooting in Ballymun earlier today.

The incident occurred during a drugs raid which saw armed officers from the Emergency Response Unit support unarmed colleagues.

It is believed the shooting began from within the house on Barnwell Drive as officers attempted to gain entry.

A garda spokesman has elaborated on the incident, saying: "Two people have been injured, a Garda and male civilian, both were treated at the scene by trained Gardaí and DFB."

"They have taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening."

It has been established that the Garda Ombudsman has been notified of this morning's incident due to the fact a gun was discharged by a garda member during a planned operation.

The area around the home has been sealed off and Gardaí remain at the scene.



An investigation has been launched following a shooting incident in Athlone on Saturday night.

A man in his 20s was shot in the lower leg at around 9.40pm on Retreat Road.

He was brought to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore where he was treated for his injuries and had since been discharged.

The area was sealed off for technical examination. 

A teenage boy has been arrested in relation to the incident and he is currently detained at Athlone Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against The Sate Act, 1939.

Anyone with information can contact Gardaí in Athlone on (090) 649 2609.



Gardaí in Coolock are investigating the death of a 23-year-old man.

The young man was shot on Motaview Avenue in the very early hours of this morning at around 2.20am.

His injuries were fatal, and his body remains at the scene for technical examination. 

The area has been sealed off for examination and the office of the State Pathologist has been notified

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Coolock on 016664200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

We will bring you more on this story as we have it.



According to emerging reports, two men have died after being shot on a college campus in the United States earlier today.

It has been established that an altercation, which began in the dorm rooms of Grambling State University in northern Louisiana, ultimately led to the shooting in the university's courtyard.

The victims have been named a Earl Andrews, a senior at GSU, and Monquiarious Caldwell, who did not attend the university.

Condemning the incident, Grambling State University Director of University Communications, Will Sutton, said: "This is a horrible tragedy. Nothing that anybody would've ever wanted to have happened."

"Our prayers are with the victims and their families," he added.

"There’s no place for violence on Grambling State University campus. We always encourage our students to be safe, to be aware, watch who they hang out with, and watch who’s around at all times. This is a most unfortunate situation."

Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department do not believe the assailant, who has yet to be apprehended, was a student of the university.