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Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 23 June, 2018

Culture - Today’s News

From a Harry Potter treasure hunt to a sing song in Cork: Here's what's happening this weekend

Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the weekend.

Culture - Monday 18 June, 2018

Rupert Everett: 'The UK and Ireland are probably the two best places in the world to be gay'

The actor has directed and written a new film about Oscar Wilde.

Culture - Sunday 17 June, 2018

We took a tour of the Newbridge Silverware factory to learn how they make their wares Kildare This post contains videos

We took a tour of the Newbridge Silverware factory to learn how they make their wares

The Kildare-based company has been making products since 1934 when it was known as The Newbridge Cutlery Co.

Culture - Saturday 16 June, 2018

How Mike McCormack went from 'not being able to give a book away' to winning a €100k award

The Irish author won the €100k International Dublin Literary Award this week for his novel Solar Bones.

City Assembly House has been restored - and is recreating an 18th-century art exhibition

The ambitious exhibition will see works not seen in decades go on display to the public.

By day, John Shevlin makes hats, but once a year he transforms into James Joyce

Meet Dublin’s go-to James Joyce lookalike.

Culture - Friday 15 June, 2018

'And then a rocket sprang and bang': We asked David Norris to read his favourite section of Ulysses Bloomsday This post contains videos

Culture - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Over 100,000 Irish people are following Love Island on 3e

The summer show is a hit for British broadcaster ITV2.

Culture - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

President Higgins unveils plaque at Dublin Castle where an Irish suffragette smashed a window

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Franchise League, which aimed to ensure that women got the right to vote as part of the Home Rule Bill.

Hillary Clinton and James Comey are coming to Dublin on Friday week (separately)

Don’t expect them to be meeting up for a pint or anything though.

Mike McCormack's 'brave, challenging' book Solar Bones wins €100k Dublin Literary Award

McCormack was nominated alongside writers like Eimear McBride, Han Kang and Elizabeth Strout.

Ifco stands by 18s rating for Irish film despite it being given a 15s cert in the UK Kissing Candice This post contains videos

Ifco stands by 18s rating for Irish film despite it being given a 15s cert in the UK

Kissing Candice is the debut feature by director Aoife McArdle.

Culture - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Over 2,500 women went skinny dipping on a Wicklow beach and smashed a world record

The money raised will go towards a children’s cancer charity.

Culture - Saturday 9 June, 2018

'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan Ramadan This post contains videos

'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan

Due to the long summer days in western Europe, fasting can last up to 19 hours in some countries.

Culture - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Peter Stringfellow opened a club in Dublin in 2006. It did not go well. Not one bit

Stringfellow’s Dublin was forced to close its doors after just five months in existence.

Culture - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

'I had to imagine I was the Butcher Boy': What it's like writing the music for Hollywood movies

We spoke to Elliot Goldenthal ahead of his event on Friday with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Culture - Sunday 3 June, 2018

'My story is not a particular case - there are many orphans of AIDS in Spain' Film This post contains videos

'My story is not a particular case - there are many orphans of AIDS in Spain'

By 1997, Spain had 120,000 HIV/AIDS cases in an adult population of around 21 million – the highest rate in the European Union.

"Loneliness can take 4 to 5 years off you": how an arts-based service for older people in Wexford is looking to fight social isolation

The originally Dublin-based initiative is looking to expand to the rest of the country and help older people connect.

Culture - Saturday 2 June, 2018

How a bittersweet coming-of-age love story became the Light House's longest running film ever

Call Me By Your Name was a hit with Irish audiences, running for 30 weeks in the Smithfield cinema.

Father Ted's 'real final episode' is on the way - in stage musical form

Ted writer Graham Linehan made the announcement on Twitter earlier today.

An iconic 170-year-old tree collapsed overnight in Trinity College

The Oregon Maple had dated from the 1840s.

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch hailed for fighting off real-life villains on London street

The Hollywood star came to the aid of a Deliveroo delivery cyclist who was being assaulted by muggers on a London street.

Culture - Thursday 31 May, 2018

The photo nominations for National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year are pretty special...

You may be struck with a scarcely controllable urge to go travelling when you see them unfortunately.

Culture - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Plans for a rooftop cinema in Stephen's Green Shopping Centre are dead in the water... for now

Marketing firm Outset said it has been ‘frustrated’ by the planning process.

Saoirse Ronan's new film is about sex, the sixties, and a doomed marriage

We talked to the director of Saoirse Ronan’s new film, On Chesil Beach.

Why a historic site next to the Poolbeg Towers could become Dublin's newest cultural hub

A motion from the Green Party seeks to secure the Pigeon House Precinct for cultural and green uses.

Culture - Saturday 26 May, 2018

From The42 ‘A lot of players have said it makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up’ Banger

‘A lot of players have said it makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up’

The story behind the Champions League anthem, in the words of composer Tony Britten.

Culture - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Harvey Weinstein is set to hand himself in to the police tomorrow

Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault by more than 100 women, but has not yet been charged with any crime.

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

No Disco: 'There wasn't really anything like it on RTÉ at the time'

A new radio documentary shows off the legacy of the iconic music TV show.

Culture - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Philip Roth, a giant of American literature, has died aged 85 RIP

Philip Roth, a giant of American literature, has died aged 85

His body of work includes American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and The Human Stain.

Culture - Monday 21 May, 2018

Short story: 'To all their dues'

We feature a short story by Belfast writer Wendy Erskine from the new collection, Stinging Fly Stories.

Culture - Sunday 20 May, 2018

From Dublin Port to the 'Medieval Mile': People are being asked to vote for Ireland's favourite building

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland wants your opinion.

Culture - Saturday 19 May, 2018

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role Good Boy This post contains videos

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role

‘Rehearsal, Playing the Dane’ opens on Wednesday.

From royal wedding afternoon tea to whale watching in Kerry: Here's what to do this weekend

From Waterford to Galway, some ideas to get you out of the house.

Culture - Friday 18 May, 2018

Whitney Houston documentary alleges singer was molested by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick Troubled Childhood This post contains videos

Whitney Houston documentary alleges singer was molested by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick

Houston died in 2012 from what was ruled an accidental drowning in a bathtub.

Culture - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Dublin City Council says it's NOT planning to demolish historic housing blocks

Concern was raised last week that a number of protected structures designed by Herbert Sims would be demolished.

Culture - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88 RIP

'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

The acclaimed writer passed away in a New York hospital according to his agent.

Dublin eatery named best place to eat in Ireland at Irish Restaurant Awards

For 2018. The awards ceremony was held last night at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin.

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