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Culture - Yesterday’s News

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Culture - Yesterday’s News

Fancy tickets to a live Colm O'Regan talk in a Temple Bar bookshop?

Comedian Colm O’Regan will be at The Gutter Bookshop next Monday to talk about his new book – and we have tickets for it.

'The Rosary is a weapon': New documentary reveals how a CIA-funded Irish priest fought Communism

Fr Patrick Peyton taught Americans to recite the Rosary from the 1940s onwards.

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Culture - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

More to Ireland den dis? Alan Partridge 'Men Behind the Wire' clip prompts amusement, bemusement

Viewers’ jaws may have dropped a little when the songs were aired – but a joke’s a joke right? Hopefully.

Irish author makes shortlist for Wellcome Book Prize

Arnold Thomas Fanning has made the shortlist for Mind on Fire.

Culture - Monday 18 March, 2019

Opinion: When the Beatles played Dublin in 1963 John Lennon declared: ‘We’re all Irish’

Lennon’s search for rebellion was nurtured by his embrace of Liverpool’s Irish influence and the dynamic effect of the city’s seafarer culture via the movement of ideas across oceans, writes Francis Kenny.

Culture - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Opinion: In many ways St Patrick's Day is an Irish American festival

‘Maybe this St Patrick’s Day we should concede ownership of our patron saint and accept that we have been sharing him with America for centuries’, writes Robbie Smyth.

'It makes you proud to see': The 10th year of the Global Greening takes place this week - here's how it started

The annual initiative will take place in more than 50 countries this year.

Culture - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Iconic Dublin nightclub Coppers is up for sale

Cathal and Paula Jackson, the club’s owners, have decided to retire.

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people

My new play attempts to capture the perspective of young people who have been in state care – humanity has to be at the core of our response, writes Fionnuala Kennedy.

Culture - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101 RIP

'Great Escape' veteran who called film 'absolute rubbish' dies aged 101

The former RAF navigator never managed to escape the camp in events later portrayed in the Steve McQueen film.

Culture - Sunday 10 March, 2019

'An unprecedented number': 1,700 buildings in Dublin are awaiting protected status

“A lot of amazing buildings are being torn down because they aren’t protected,” Green Party councillor Patrick Costello has said.

A Joycean time capsule: This former Dublin chemist's shop has barely changed in more than 100 years

The pharmacy opened in 1847 and was in business right up until 2009.

How tech could help students learn Irish more easily in school Gaeilge This post contains videos

How tech could help students learn Irish more easily in school

Oisín Ó Doinn was speaking at Lá na Meán Sóisialta as part of the Seachtain na Gaeilge festival.

Culture - Saturday 9 March, 2019

'A true broadcasting legend': Marian Richardson bids farewell to RTÉ

“Go raibh maith agaibh as bhur gcomhluadar, go dtí an cheád uair eile, go dté sibh slán.”

Culture - Friday 8 March, 2019

'Deeply suspicious': Sam Smyth and Eamon Dunphy wrote concerned letter to Jackson accuser in 1988

Smyth recalled covering the singer’s visit to Cork as part of the ‘Bad’ tour.

Choice Music Awards: This band made the best album in Ireland last year

According to the RTÉ Choice Music Prize 2018, that is.

Culture - Thursday 7 March, 2019

RTÉ won't be playlisting Michael Jackson as it could be insensitive to listeners

This is due to allegations about the famed singer, which are detailed in a new four-hour documentary.

Culture - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'It means a huge amount to us as parents': How buying this Incognito artwork can help children in need Jack And Jill Foundation This post contains videos

'It means a huge amount to us as parents': How buying this Incognito artwork can help children in need

You won’t know whose picture you have – amateur or world famous professional – until after the purchase, but all proceeds go to the Jack and Jill foundation.

Culture - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Opinion: Is the Catholic Church still covering up child sex abuse on the grounds that it is a 'pontifical secret'?

The summit heard that the canon law protection of ‘pontifical secret’ had been applied to numerous clerical abuse cases. Bizarrely, it was suggested that this practice should not continue – indicating that it is ongoing. writes Shane Dunphy.

John Cooper Clarke: 'I heard on the news that Bono's leather pants were robbed, so I put it to rhyme'

The godfather of British performance poetry will embark on an Irish tour in March and April.

The Irish For: While Europe was stuck in the Dark Ages - Ireland's Brehon laws were relatively enlightened

Satire (Áer) was taken as seriously as physical assault in old Ireland and a range of satirical offences were deemed to warrant compensation, including ‘coining a nickname that sticks’, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Culture - Saturday 2 March, 2019

This Irish horror film about a strange sinkhole is your next big cinema scare

And it stars Seána Kerslake as the mother of a young boy who starts acting a bit strange…

10 stunning photos from Sony World Photography Awards' Open competition

The categories include Natural World, Portraiture, Landscape and Architecture.

Culture - Thursday 28 February, 2019

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.

Culture - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Opinion: 'My book club was my lifeline'

Book clubs are my lifeline. When we first floated the idea of a festival of books, I thought it was idle dreaming but it was a total success, writes Bridgit McGinnity.

Culture - Monday 25 February, 2019

'The ref made a bad call': Mixed reaction to Green Book Best Picture win at Oscars

Olivia Colman took home Best Actress for her role in The Favourite.

From The Daily Edge Bohemian Rhapsody wins big, while Green Book nabs best picture - Here's the full list of Oscar winners Oscars

Culture - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Here's what to watch out for in tonight's Oscars

Will Ireland get any Oscars? And will Bohemian Rhapsody annoy everyone by scooping big awards?

From The Daily Edge Will you be staying up for the Oscars tonight? Here's how to watch the ceremony in Ireland Gold Man This post contains a poll

Will you be staying up for the Oscars tonight? Here's how to watch the ceremony in Ireland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

'Irish society was based on a culture of secrecy for so long... but people have started to say no to that'

Tana French’s latest novel marks a departure from the successful author’s usual crime fiction- turning from the detective to the potential suspect.

The Irish For: What does old Irish tell us about life in ancient Ireland?

Did the knights of the Fianna use their frithbacáin (handbrake) to do doughnuts, and other boy racer tricks, in the medieval equivalent of an industrial estate? wonders Darach Ó Séaghdha.

Culture - Saturday 23 February, 2019

'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence

The Brigade Activity Files are the latest release by the Military Service Pensions Collection.

Culture - Thursday 21 February, 2019

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.

'Up to 400' global landmarks will be donning the green on St. Patrick's Day this year

This year’s Global Greening is the biggest edition yet of the initiative.

Culture - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Want to get writing and featured on TheJournal.ie? RTÉ Radio 1's short story competition is now open

The winners of the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition will have their work featured on TheJournal.ie and on the station.

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85 RIP

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

The German high fashion icon was the creative director at Chanel since 1983.

Jussie Smollett's lawyers deny claims that he plotted an attack on himself, so what do we know so far?

Smollett was hospitalised last month and said he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

Culture - Monday 18 February, 2019

Brendan Gleeson and family team up for a short film about a psychic with terrible sons

Plus: We talk to short filmmakers Yasmine Akram and Sorcha Bacon to find out more about the medium.

Culture - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'It was many things to many people': This Temple Bar landmark closes today

The Eager Beaver has been a fixture of the area for decades.

Culture - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Felicity Jones says women have been 'put off' Hollywood by sexism

She was speaking ahead of the release of the film On The Basis of Sex, about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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