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# on the tellybox
How To Buy A Home, Gogglebox and lots of true crime to feature in Virgin Media's new season
The schedule features a number of new Irish dramas and crime documentaries.
# entertainment
RTÉ’s new season: Brendan Gleeson Civil War doc, Ukrainians in Ireland and new comedy stars
The schedule features a new slate of dramas and the return of some old favourites.
# gary waldhorn
Vicar Of Dibley star Gary Waldhorn has died at the age of 78
The actor, a staple of the comedy sitcom, died peacefully, according to his family
All time
# Frustration
'It feels like we're the whipping boys': Venues and promoters scramble to implement new 50% capacity rule
Some venues have cancelled shows completely while others are adding additional performances and asking some ticketholders to change dates.
Venues were left with just days to decide whether to cancel, reschedule or add dates and ask customers to change their tickets, Michelle Hennessy reports.
Those working in the industry have asked for clarity on the conditions that need to be met in order to lift the restrictions in January.
New Covid measures would lift if Omicron risks don't meet 'worst fears', Minister says
# entertainment
Panto industry 'on high alert' after fresh public health advice on children's activities
Panto organiser Alan Hughes said parents have been calling to ask whether their show can still go ahead.
# covid19
Concerts, Communions and the return to offices: The key dates for lifting Covid restrictions
The Taoiseach this evening said the country is taking an important and welcome step forward.
The Taoiseach announced four key dates, with all restrictions on events and indoor activities lifted from 22 October.
In September indoor events and entertainment venues will be subject to capacity limits.
'A new phase of the pandemic': Taoiseach announces plan for final easing of Covid restrictions
Aoife Scott: The past 18 months have been like The Hunger Games for us in the music industry
Musician Aoife Scott shares her story of the past 18 months and says restrictions have shown how little Ireland values creative careers.
Nialler9: The live events industry remains in lockdown, while the government now lobbies itself
DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says the music industry has been treated as an afterthought by Government.
# entertainment
A gangland series, a new Sally Rooney drama and a karaoke gameshow: RTÉ's new season announced
RTÉ launched its new season, promising a focus on championing new Irish talent.
# entertainment
Dumfries header earns Netherlands thrilling win over Ukraine
Captain Georginio Wijnaldum and Wout Weghorst both scored before the hour mark in front of a raucous crowd.
# Live Music
Minister defends live performance ban for pubs and restaurants but musicians criticise 'sledgehammer approach'
Live music will not be permitted at food and beverage facilities under new guidance.
The chair of the Musicians' Union of Ireland has described the latest guidance as "outrageous", write Orla Dwyer and Christina Finn.
Government sources have indicated that the Fáilte Ireland guidelines could be modified during the summer.
Minister Catherine Martin said every restriction is guided by public health advice.
Political row after Fianna Fáil TD suggests 'decommissioning NPHET'
Outdoor tables in beer gardens and restaurants limited to six adults as closing time stays at 11.30pm
# Arts
Arts sector: €50m support for live events announced in Budget 2021
Michael McGrath said Covid has had a “devastating impact” on arts, cultural and sporting activities.
# live events
'Creative lifeblood of Ireland': Events industry pens open letter on impact of Covid-19 on the sector
The open letter is part of the national awareness week for the live entertainment and event industry in Ireland.
# entertainment
Late drama sees Liverpool prevail in 7-goal thriller
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds made a memorable start to life in the Premier League.
# entertainment
Disney+ launches in Ireland today, here are our top picks to watch first
The new streaming service has over 500 films and thousands of television episodes.
# Video Games
Same game, different name: Irish producers are adapting to a changing entertainment industry
Streaming giants are transforming the trade. Ireland’s creative set needs to capitalise on the opportunity.
# the dredge
Mel B questioned whether Lady Gaga 'broke girl code' with Bradley Cooper at the Oscars... it's The Dredge
All the celeb dirt we could rake up for you.
# Oscars
Bohemian Rhapsody wins big, while Green Book nabs best picture - Here's the full list of Oscar winners
The hostless ceremony produced a shock or two.
# still to come
These are the movies to make sure you don't miss in 2019
All the big budget films you could ask for.
# Touting
Ticketmaster has no plans at present to introduce 'dynamic pricing' in Ireland
The company has started to roll out this system in the United States in a bid to tackle touting.
# i write the songs
Barry Manilow speaks about hiding his gay relationship for nearly 40 years
The entertainer was married to his long-time partner in 2014.
# censorship board
Filmmakers order to cut Bollywood scenes that poked fun at lawyers
The ruling was over the comedy-drama JollyLLB 2.
# rock n road
The Getting Ready to Go OUT Out Playlist
Get your fleek on.
# dead dogs
First glimpse of Jeremy Clarkson's new Amazon show is here with a dig at the BBC
The advertisement also features Clarkson riding a Segway.
# Craic
QUIZ: How well do you remember the last 5 years on
Help us celebrate our 5th birthday with a month of craic and prizes.
# sponsored
"Curb your expectations and just run with it" - Joseph Panama from Overhead, The Albatross on Irish festivals
We chatted to the bassist from the six-piece, who you can catch at festivals all summer.
# Historical
Australia asks child abuse victims of celebrity entertainers to come forward
The action follows Operation Yewtree in the United Kingdom.
# drumroll please
Charlie versus Love/Hate: The nominations for the IFTAS are out
Let’s forget about last year’s ceremony and move on…
# youth music awards
Watch out, One Direction - these talented Irish teens are after your throne
They’re performing in the Aviva this weekend.
# goodbye to you
Louis Walsh says he's 'done with the X Factor'
He spent 11 years on the show.
# entertainment
Poll: Should the Six Nations introduce bonus points to encourage attack?
Do you think it would be a good idea for the Six Nations to follow the trend of other competitions?
# out of reach
Sorry Irish parents: your children won't get to see YouTube Kids
The Android app is only in the US for now, meaning you will need to find another way to entertain the kids.
# sad song
Big fan of The Voice? It might not be back next year...
RTÉ is looking for submissions from production companies for a new show for the Sunday evening slot.
# winner takes it all
Grab the popcorn: Stars descend on London to compete for BAFTA glory
Best and worst dressed, tearful speeches and awkward red carpet moments…
# the royals
Here's why everyone's talking about this drama about the Royal Family
It’s Queen Liz, but not as you know her.
Opinion: Sony has capitulated to terrorist demands – it will have a chilling effect on freedom of speech
Pretty much any nefarious tin-pot dictator can pay hackers to go do a job for them. Will the people of the free world just throw their hands up in surrender?
# entertainment
Law variations lead to heavy try-scoring in Australia's new NRC competition
Two-point penalties and three-point conversions are chief among the changes.
# friends at high prices
Hotels have fingers crossed that Garth gigs go ahead
Many hotels in Dublin have sold out – and hiked prices – to cater for the hordes who have bought tickets for the five nights.
Opinion: Goodbye Rik Mayall – you loveable, manic scoundrel
Rik Mayall burst onto our TV screens in the ’80s, challenging the stagnant sitcoms of the day and paving the way for new generations of comics.
# entertainment
Off-form All Blacks squeeze out victory over determined England
A late try from Conrad Smith saw Stuart Lancaster’s largely second-string side denied a famous result.