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Culture - Yesterday’s News


Culture - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Here's 6 Christmas-themed events on across the country this weekend

A vegan Christmas market, a Santa musical, and the 200th anniversary of Stille Nacht are just some of the events on this weekend.

Culture - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Bob Dylan and Neil Young to play together in Kilkenny next July

Tickets go on sale on Monday at 9am; tickets will be priced from €76.

Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?

‘I’m really not a fan of hiring someone because they have or have not got a disability and I, for one, would not like to be hired for a job on that basis,’ writes filmmaker Paddy Slattery.

Culture - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Cher to return to Dublin for first Irish gig in 15 years

Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Culture - Sunday 9 December, 2018

'The day I felt the loneliest': 7 brilliant entries to the 2018 Sony photo awards

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

Culture - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Photos: This stunning new book showcases Dublin's beauty from the air

The book combines landmarks and landscapes from both city and county.

Culture - Friday 7 December, 2018

Stringer answers the call as full Dancing With The Stars line up announced

The full line up of 10 amateur dancers has been announced.

Culture - Thursday 6 December, 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.

Irish production The Favourite gets five Golden Globes nominations

The Favourite stars Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Yorgos Lanthimos.

Culture - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Irishman Seán McLoughlin on list of top-earning Youtube stars for 2018

The gamer – who goes by the moniker JackSepticEye – was eighth on the Forbes list.

'We’re both moaning eyes hearts souls bodies one': US author James Frey wins Bad Sex in Fiction award

The annual prize draws attention to poorly written passages of sexual descriptions in fiction.

Culture - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Lawyers pen short stories to raise money for Ireland's homeless

They were gathered by writer Danielle McLaughlin, a former solicitor.

Culture - Saturday 1 December, 2018

'What is this magic, how are they making this up as they go along?'

Improvisers from all over the world are performing in Dublin this week.

Culture - Friday 30 November, 2018

Two Irish authors nominated for this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award

“It’s so soft; and then, suddenly, hard. Wow.”

You shouldn't Google the film Three Identical Strangers before it hits Irish cinemas

We talked to its director about the fascinating story – but don’t worry, there are no spoilers.

Portrait of Marie Cassidy to be unveiled at National Gallery of Ireland

She was chosen to sit for the portrait in recognition of her contribution to Irish science.

Culture - Thursday 29 November, 2018

'An intrinsic part of Irish culture': Hurling has been granted special status by UNESCO

Ireland’s national sport has been recognised by the UN’s cultural body.

Culture - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Culture - Sunday 25 November, 2018

An Irish science-fiction story predicted the plot of Back to the Future

Read an extract from a book of science fiction short stories written by Irish writers.

Poll: Should there be a permanent WWI memorial in Dublin city? The Hauntings Soldier This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a permanent WWI memorial in Dublin city?

The Hauntings Soldier, a temporary installation in Stephen’s Green Park, was vandalised with red paint last week.

Culture - Saturday 24 November, 2018

John C Reilly: 'Irish citizenship? I am dead serious - I would love that to happen'

The US comedian has played a range of different men throughout his career – but he’d really like to be an Irishman.

Ireland in a snapshot: Nature abhors a vacuum - love always finds a way

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

Culture - Friday 23 November, 2018

Parts of a logboat found by River Boyne anglers are 5,000 years old

“It is tempting to ponder the part such a vessel might have played in the construction of great passage tombs,” Minister Madigan said.

Culture - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Tickets for Spice Girls in Croke Park have SOLD OUT as fans vent anger online

The tickets went on sale at 9am this morning.

Culture - Monday 19 November, 2018

WIN: These great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards 2018

Six non-fiction books about everything from heritage to trailblazing women.

Ten Irish novels in contention for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize

141 works by authors from 41 different countries were nominated for the 2019 award.

'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born'

Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala, has written a moving memoir.

Culture - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Meet the Dublin local heroes getting honoured with stunning portraits

They were commissioned by Dublin City Council Company to celebrate the people who make the capital special.

The Irish For...The role of dogs in legends, proverbs and the Brehon laws

Dogs took centre stage in Irish mythology, stories and proverbs, just like they dominate our social media feeds today, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha

Culture - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: The dreamlike landscape of the northern coastline

The northern coastline of Antrim is beyond beautiful and everything in between is worth investigating, writes Donal Moloney.

Culture - Friday 16 November, 2018

Lost Disney film showing Mickey Mouse's predecessor found in Japan

“We’re absolutely delighted to learn that a copy of the lost film exists.”

De Dannan co-founder and famed bouzouki player Alec Finn dies aged 74 RIP This post contains videos

De Dannan co-founder and famed bouzouki player Alec Finn dies aged 74

The musician was born in England before making Galway his home.

Culture - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Students at Ireland's first drama school for people with intellectual disabilities to graduate today

The students have already launched their own theatre company, and will unveil a play in the new year.

Culture - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

The Strypes are splitting up Spitting Image This post contains videos

The Strypes are splitting up

The young band had Irish and international success in recent years.

Culture - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Abuse, addiction and redemption: Mary Coughlan explores her extraordinary life

The singer looks at her life and at the wider Irish society and how it’s changed through the new show, created with Brokentalkers, Valgeir Sigurdsson and Mongoose.

Culture - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: Blaamageddon - what happened when I went to a Waterford flour fight

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

From Metallica to Leonard Cohen: Renowned Irish music photographer Ruth Medjber on a decade of gigs

Ahead of launching her first solo exhibition Medjber talks about life in a ‘boys club’.

The Little Museum of Dublin is on the move... to the building next door

The Little Museum of Dublin was established in 2011 and since then has become a popular tourist destination.

Culture - Monday 5 November, 2018

The Spice Girls are back - but Irish fans will be left disappointed by UK-only tour Viva Forever This post contains videos

The Spice Girls are back - but Irish fans will be left disappointed by UK-only tour

Four of the band’s original five members will reform for a six-date UK stadium tour.

'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre

The Irish Refugee Council said it hopes this show will contribute to the conversation taking place around the direct provision system.