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Culture - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Thu 8:30 PM 15,628 Views 6 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Monday 16 May, 2022

Final preparations underway for 75th Cannes Film Festival
# Cinema
# Cinema

Final preparations underway for 75th Cannes Film Festival

Mon 11:26 AM 7,092 Views 3 Comments

The French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with an event that promises to be something like normal following the pandemic.

Culture - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Lenny Abrahamson on filming sex scenes: 'You'd never do a stunt scene without a stunt coordinator'
# Conversations With Friends
# Conversations With Friends

Lenny Abrahamson on filming sex scenes: 'You'd never do a stunt scene without a stunt coordinator'

May 15th 2022, 9:30 AM 32,268 Views 10 Comments

The director of the upcoming Conversations With Friends TV series on how he made the film – and those sex scenes.

Culture - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Conversations With Friends' stars on Sally Rooney, love affairs and difficult characters
# Sally Rooney
# Sally Rooney

Conversations With Friends' stars on Sally Rooney, love affairs and difficult characters

May 14th 2022, 9:30 AM 15,745 Views 3 Comments

We caught up with Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn, Sasha Lane and Jemima Quirke to chat about the making of the new series.

Culture - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# New Releases
# New Releases

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

May 12th 2022, 8:30 PM 14,227 Views 12 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

An Cailín Ciúin: 'It shows an Irish language film can speak to people - it seems foolish to think it couldn't'
# The Quiet Girl
# The Quiet Girl

An Cailín Ciúin: 'It shows an Irish language film can speak to people - it seems foolish to think it couldn't'

May 12th 2022, 6:30 AM 11,213 Views 4 Comments

We chat to director Colm Bairéad about making the film An Cailín Ciúin, based on a novella by Claire Keegan.

Culture - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final
# Song Contest
# Song Contest

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final

May 11th 2022, 7:24 AM 25,594 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s entry, Brooke Scullion, will take to the stage in tomorrow’s semi-final.

Culture - Friday 29 April, 2022

Dorothy's Wizard Of Oz dress was discovered in a shoebox and may now fetch $1 million at auction
# Costume Drama
# Costume Drama

Dorothy's Wizard Of Oz dress was discovered in a shoebox and may now fetch $1 million at auction

Apr 29th 2022, 11:00 PM 27,653 Views 11 Comments

For decades, the iconic dress was assumed lost.

Culture - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

'Secret location' Van Gogh experience postponed amid confusion over two similar events
# Seeing Stars
# Seeing Stars

'Secret location' Van Gogh experience postponed amid confusion over two similar events

Apr 27th 2022, 5:30 PM 41,494 Views 0 Comments

Two similar exhibitions have both sold tickets for ‘immersive’ displays of the famous artist’s work in Dublin.

Culture - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Apr 21st 2022, 8:30 PM 17,114 Views 20 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Poll: Who's your favourite Derry Girl?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who's your favourite Derry Girl?

Apr 12th 2022, 8:30 AM 32,157 Views 13 Comments

The new season is finally starting.

Culture - Saturday 9 April, 2022

Opinion: We don’t grant girls autonomy, but when we do, it’s because something is their fault
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: We don’t grant girls autonomy, but when we do, it’s because something is their fault

Apr 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 31,721 Views 20 Comments

Author Catherine Prasifka reflects on what growing up has taught her about how society treats teenage girls.

Culture - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

A lottery will see 2,000 artists receive €325-a-week in pilot income scheme
# Cultural Life
# Cultural Life

A lottery will see 2,000 artists receive €325-a-week in pilot income scheme

Apr 5th 2022, 12:41 PM 27,095 Views 49 Comments

All eligible applications will be entered into a random selection process.

Culture - Friday 1 April, 2022

WIN: One of three literary goody bags from One Dublin One Book
# Competition
# Competition

WIN: One of three literary goody bags from One Dublin One Book

Apr 1st 2022, 11:17 AM 9,643 Views 3 Comments

We have three to give away – they contain books, a notebook and tickets to the Museum of Literature Ireland.

Police were 'ready to arrest' Will Smith after Oscar slap, producer says
# Slapgate
# Slapgate

Police were 'ready to arrest' Will Smith after Oscar slap, producer says

Apr 1st 2022, 7:24 AM 23,328 Views 17 Comments

“They were laying out the options… Chris was like, ‘I’m fine’.”

There are plans for an Irish Language Quarter in Dublin. How would it work?
# Baile Atha Cliath
# Baile Atha Cliath

There are plans for an Irish Language Quarter in Dublin. How would it work?

Apr 1st 2022, 6:01 AM 22,815 Views 46 Comments

The capital has a large community of Irish speakers and there are efforts to harness this.

Culture - Thursday 31 March, 2022

From love-bombing to Covid-19, how Irish words are made and published
# Fiontar
# Fiontar

From love-bombing to Covid-19, how Irish words are made and published

Mar 31st 2022, 8:00 PM 10,633 Views 4 Comments

And how you can suggest one yourself, too.

Culture - Monday 28 March, 2022

Oscars thrown into chaos after Will Smith storms stage and hits Chris Rock in the face
# Oscars
# Oscars

Oscars thrown into chaos after Will Smith storms stage and hits Chris Rock in the face

Mar 28th 2022, 6:31 AM 120,366 Views 74 Comments

It happened just minutes before Smith was named best actor at the ceremony.

Culture - Saturday 26 March, 2022

Tributes paid to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins after sudden death at age 50
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins after sudden death at age 50

Updated Mar 26th 2022, 3:18 PM 91,557 Views 50 Comments

Tributes have been pouring in from music industry heavyweights, describing the news as “heart breaking”.

British Museum cuts ties with major donor name after controversy over link to US opioid crisis
# Sacked
# Sacked

British Museum cuts ties with major donor name after controversy over link to US opioid crisis

Mar 26th 2022, 1:42 PM 25,970 Views 11 Comments

The British Museum will no longer have wings named after the Sackler family.

Culture - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Two-thirds support more Irish in daily life as young people increasingly link language and identity
# CUPLA FOCAL
# CUPLA FOCAL

Two-thirds support more Irish in daily life as young people increasingly link language and identity

Mar 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 16,414 Views 43 Comments
  • Over half of people speak some Irish but are not confident enough to try TG4 or RnaG.
  • Two-thirds of 18-24 year-olds feel the language is 'important' or 'very important' to identity compared to just over half of 55-64 year olds.
  • The highest language fluency at 27% was people aged 18-24, dropping to 20% among 35-44 year-olds.

Culture - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Trailer Watch
# Trailer Watch

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Mar 10th 2022, 8:30 PM 14,818 Views 22 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special
# Trailer Watch
# Trailer Watch

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special

Mar 3rd 2022, 8:00 PM 5,937 Views 0 Comments

We have trailers for films you can see at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Culture - Friday 25 February, 2022

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special
# Trailer Watch
# Trailer Watch

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special

Feb 25th 2022, 8:00 PM 12,586 Views 0 Comments

We have trailers for films you can see at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Culture - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Facebook whistleblower tells TDs that harm from metaverse 'could be worse'
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Facebook whistleblower tells TDs that harm from metaverse 'could be worse'

Feb 23rd 2022, 4:42 PM 21,911 Views 14 Comments

Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower Frances Haugen has made a number of blistering claims about the social network.

Iggy Pop leads tributes to 'huge talent' Mark Lanegan
# SCREAMING TREES
# SCREAMING TREES

Iggy Pop leads tributes to 'huge talent' Mark Lanegan

Feb 23rd 2022, 7:50 AM 24,724 Views 5 Comments

Lanegan was a member of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins.

Culture - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis
# Apology
# Apology

Art group to perform imagined apology from the Taoiseach for the housing crisis

Feb 22nd 2022, 4:09 AM 22,087 Views 12 Comments

Multi-Story Act 1: The Apology will feature an actor playing the Taoiseach apologising for the failures of the State to address the crisis.

Culture - Monday 21 February, 2022

Emotional ghost tales and Dublin vampires: Meet the Irish directors putting their stamp on horror
# Dublin Film Festival
# Dublin Film Festival

Emotional ghost tales and Dublin vampires: Meet the Irish directors putting their stamp on horror

Feb 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 6,828 Views 0 Comments

The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival celebrates 20 years when it kicks off on 23 February.

Culture - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Rubens’ ‘Portrait of a Lady’ to go up for auction in Warsaw
# Art
# Art

Rubens’ ‘Portrait of a Lady’ to go up for auction in Warsaw

Feb 17th 2022, 9:25 PM 21,516 Views 7 Comments

The painting – owned by a British citizen – will go up for auction in Poland on 17 March.

Culture - Monday 14 February, 2022

Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman dies aged 75
# RIP
# RIP

Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman dies aged 75

Feb 14th 2022, 7:25 AM 18,027 Views 7 Comments

Among other notable films he directed are Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Dave, Junior and 1998’s Six Days, Seven Nights.

Culture - Friday 11 February, 2022

Wordle moved to New York Times website and winning streaks reset
# Gaming
# Gaming

Wordle moved to New York Times website and winning streaks reset

Feb 11th 2022, 8:03 AM 16,477 Views 10 Comments

Users who navigate to the game’s original home – powerlanguage.co.uk – are now redirected to the NYT website.

Culture - Monday 7 February, 2022

RTÉ 'in talks' with programme makers as Neighbours faces the axe after 37 years
# Ramsay Street
# Ramsay Street

RTÉ 'in talks' with programme makers as Neighbours faces the axe after 37 years

Updated Feb 7th 2022, 2:24 PM 68,802 Views 34 Comments

The show needs British broadcast backing after it was dropped by Channel 5.

Culture - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

From An Cailín Ciúin to Nightride: Here's what's on in this year's Dublin International Film Festival
# Virgin Media
# Virgin Media

From An Cailín Ciúin to Nightride: Here's what's on in this year's Dublin International Film Festival

Feb 2nd 2022, 4:20 PM 5,115 Views 1 Comment

In-person audiences are back as VMDIFF reveals what’s on show from 23 February.

New James Joyce artefacts and personal letters donated to British university
# Artefacts
# Artefacts

New James Joyce artefacts and personal letters donated to British university

Feb 2nd 2022, 7:45 AM 11,352 Views 14 Comments

Joyce’s grandson, Stephen James Joyce, and his wife Solange, have donated a collection to the University of Reading.

Culture - Saturday 29 January, 2022

Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in boycotting Spotify over Covid 'lies'
# Joe Rogan
# Joe Rogan

Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in boycotting Spotify over Covid 'lies'

Jan 29th 2022, 2:19 PM 43,291 Views 124 Comments

“Irresponsible people are spreading lies that are costing people their lives,” the singer said.

Culture - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Culture - Sunday 16 January, 2022

Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today
# 100 Years On
# 100 Years On

Commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of Dublin Castle handover taking place today

Jan 16th 2022, 7:45 AM 14,380 Views 14 Comments

On 16 January 1922 at 1.45pm, the Viceroy of Ireland formally handed over power.

Culture - Thursday 13 January, 2022

'Be My Baby' singer Ronnie Spector dies at 78
# The Ronettes
# The Ronettes

'Be My Baby' singer Ronnie Spector dies at 78

Jan 13th 2022, 8:52 AM 19,261 Views 6 Comments

The 1960s star singer died after “a brief battle with cancer”, her family said.

Culture - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

The Púca statue will NOT be erected in Ennistymon - but other Clare towns might get it instead
# Like A Horse
# Like A Horse

The Púca statue will NOT be erected in Ennistymon - but other Clare towns might get it instead

Jan 11th 2022, 5:24 PM 27,280 Views 24 Comments

The council u-turn follows an online survey of local opinion.

Culture - Monday 10 January, 2022

US comedian Bob Saget dies aged 65
# RIP
# RIP

US comedian Bob Saget dies aged 65

Jan 10th 2022, 8:24 AM 52,355 Views 10 Comments

Saget was found dead in a Florida hotel room with police saying there were no signs of foul play.

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