IFTUK chose Maeve Murphy as one of the three Irish Female Creatives celebrated in their St Bridget St Patrick's Day programme at the ICA in March 2024.
There was a director's Q&A and 20th Anniversary screening of
Silent Grace preceded by her new short film St Pancras Sunrise.

Below: Maeve with IFTUK Festival director Michael Hayden during the Q&A at the ICA

Q&A on Silent Grace IFTUK March 2024

A piece Maeve wrote in the Irish Times about Irish Women Oscar Green Wave

A piece Maeve wrote in the
Irish Times about Shane MacGowan

Indiewire "Maeve Murphy award winning and controversial writer/director. A name to watch"

WFT Irl "Talented writer and director, beautiful and complex films... impressive body of work"

Producer James Flynn chairing Silent Grace Q&A with writer director Maeve Murphy and actress Orla Brady at a special Foyle Film Festival screening of Silent Grace in 2020

Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2021 Master Class with Maeve Murphy

Silent Grace was added to Hulu in 2015 as mentioned in Vulture and The Hollywood Reporter


Silent Grace Directed by Maeve is now available on


"Several years before Steve McQueen cast Michael Fassbender in Hunger, Maeve Murphy dramatised the largely unreported women's involvement in the Dirty Protest and Hunger Strike." BFI Player

Maeve Murphy author of 'Christmas at the Cross' in conversation with Richard Balls author of 'A Furious Devotion: The Authorised Story of Shane MacGowan'. Recorded at the Water Rats in Kings Cross on the 4th of October 2022.


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Christmas at the Cross available at Waterstones and Amazon.

Christmas at the Cross was published end of October 2021 by Bridgehouse. It was critically acclaimed and a great success. 


The Irish Times described it as "A story of triumph over male violence...short sharp read that packs a punch."
The Irish Examiner said it was "A perfect Christmas tale. Full of insight and heart."
The Daily Mail Ireland placed it in their book choice guide, saying it was "highly acclaimed novel."
Maeve figured in the publicity and did a number of interviews focussing on her time living in Kings Cross, most notably The Sunday Independent two page
interview with Maeve with best selling author Emily Hourican was no 3 Most read. 
Film maker Jim Sheridan
said "This is a book about women who have had enough...you will be astonished by Maeve's riveting tale." 

On the 22nd August 2021, Maeve gave a masterclass for Dublin Feminist Film Festival and Irish Film Institute about screenwriting.

On the 26th of December 2020, the Irish Times published Maeve's short story The Little Statue. It is part 2 of the Christmas at the Cross story published the previous year. Links to both below.

Christmas at the Cross & The Little Statue

Silent Grace had a special 20th Anniversary screening and Q&A at the online Foyle Film Festival 2020.

Silent Grace voted no. 38 in the Irish Times top 50 Irish films of all time


During 2018-2020 Maeve wrote a feature film  screenplay with Victoria Mary Clarke about the life/love story of Victoria and Shane MacGowan.
Vico films were the production company with draft development finance from NIS

Taking Stock featuring on Popular on Netflix page

Maeve at the 2018 Foyle Film Festival in Derry. Click here

Siobhan - award winning short film screened at the 2018 Foyle Film Festival and winner of the SIFA President's Award at the 2017 Sochi International Festival

Review by Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall

Global. Network For Peace 2018 short documentary directed by Maeve featured on BBC World News

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