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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 24 April, 2017

Culture - Yesterday’s News

'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss

Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.

After huge vote to push for change to Ireland's abortion laws, the Assembly is deciding what they should look like

The Citizens’ Assembly voted by 87% against maintaining the status quo.

Sitdown Sunday: The white woman who says she is 'transracial'

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Culture - Saturday 22 April, 2017

No Facebook, no WhatsApp: Three things we learned from a digital detox

Housemates Dermot and Darren decided to undertake a digital detox to try and spur them on to use their phone less. As part of our Live A Better Life series, they tell us what they learned.

Man (40s) dies after Cliffs of Moher parachute jump RIP

Man (40s) dies after Cliffs of Moher parachute jump

The man was airlifted to Galway University Hospital.

Poll: How important is your home county to you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How important is your home county to you?

Let’s get provincial.

Roscommon locals crowdfund to get life-size sheep sculpture ready in time for festival

Designed by local sculptor Mark Feeley, the sculpture will be unveiled at the Roscommon Lamb Festival.

A prolonged culture of bullying and stress: What's going on at the National Museum of Ireland?

There are concerns that staff’s complaints aren’t being dealt with comprehensively after the National Museum got an easy pass at committee last week.

The Citizens' Assembly votes on abortion today. Here's how it will play out

Up to four votes could take place over the course of two days.

Culture - Friday 21 April, 2017

Why your next TV binge should be... RuPaul's Drag Race

The show that launched a thousand catchphrases.

Culture - Thursday 20 April, 2017

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.

Live A Better Life: Day 4 - move your phone away from your bed tonight

Move it as far from your reach as possible.

Culture - Monday 17 April, 2017

Donald Trump hosts Easter Egg Roll (and Sean Spicer met his rabbit replacement)

We’re sorry to say that Sean Spencer didn’t return to his role as the fluffy White House Easter Bunny.

Who owns Rockall? The history of the Atlantic dispute between Ireland and the UK Brexit Bounty This post contains videos

Who owns Rockall? The history of the Atlantic dispute between Ireland and the UK

The uninhabited island has been the source of a long-running dispute.

Here's What Happened Today: Easter Monday

Tensions between North Korea and the US, and Cruinniú na Cásca attracts thousands.

Culture - Sunday 16 April, 2017

An incredible sculpture made entirely out of rubbish has popped up on Dublin's quays

It’s made out of stuff like car parts, bike wheels, and plastic fencing.

A massive cultural event will reach every part of the country tomorrow - here's what's going on

There are dozens of events taking place around the country for Cruinniú na Cásca.

Sitdown Sunday: Meet the witnesses to prison executions

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Culture - Saturday 15 April, 2017

The amazing story of Tipperary man who helped found Argentina's most famous football club

Paddy McCarthy moved to Buenos Aires in 1900.

This Mayo designer has won two awards for her handwoven, luxurious 'agriculture fashion'

“I think even born city-dwellers have almost unconscious muscle memory of life in rural Ireland. We all share it,” according to designer Deirdre Duffy.

Culture - Friday 14 April, 2017

Six Irish heritage sites we should visit this Easter weekend

An award-winning Roscommon heritage hero tells us what heritage sites we should visit this weekend.

Why your next TV binge should be... Battlestar Galactica

The smart, complex science-fiction series with not a laser in sight.

'She was one in a billion': George Lucas pays tribute to Carrie Fisher

Lucas, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill attended an event to mark the 40th anniversary of Star Wars.

New €3m viewing platform and museum on the way for Dublin Castle's record tower

It’s one of a number of locations to receive funding thanks to Fáilte Ireland.

Culture - Thursday 13 April, 2017

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.

The average age for Irish brides and grooms is getting older and older

For men it’s nearly 36 and for women it’s nearly 34.

There are some major changes to train services this Easter weekend

Northside Darts will not be running.

Culture - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Newstalk, 98FM and Spin's CEOs to go in a major Communicorp reshuffle

Only TodayFM’s CEO has retained his position.

Wall St bull versus Fearless Girl: The original sculptor isn't happy about the new girl in town

Arturo Di Modica thinks the new sculpture impacts on his original.

Culture - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'

Pat Kinevane has won an Olivier Award for his acting. He’s currently showing his acclaimed trilogy at the Peacock Stage in the Abbey Theatre.

National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'

In an unusual event, senators on the committee said that they were uncomfortable with their Chair’s line of questioning.

Culture - Monday 10 April, 2017

'In this business you can't know everything': Painting with €800 price tag sells for €120,000

“To my knowledge, the bidder hasn’t seen the picture in the flesh, so to speak,” says James O’Halloran of Adam’s Auctioneers.

Here's who took home the awards as Ireland's silver screen stars had their big night

There were both Irish and international winners.

Culture - Sunday 9 April, 2017

FactFind: Have people been killed in road crashes where drivers were just over the limit?

Danny Healy-Rae claimed that people drinking three glasses of Guinness have never caused a fatality.

Waiting for Godot: The enduring mystery of Samuel Beckett's most famous play

Druid’s production of the play will go on show at The Abbey this month.

Alec Baldwin adds Bill O'Reilly to his impression roster - then has him talk to Donald Trump The Factor This post contains videos

Alec Baldwin adds Bill O'Reilly to his impression roster - then has him talk to Donald Trump

Saturday Night Live’s return from hiatus gave the viewing public two Baldwins for the price of one.

'I was there when Atari left Limerick with 600 jobs. It’s a day I hope to never repeat’

As part of Fora’s How My Business Works series, we look at the Irish arm of Cook Medical.

Culture - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'He was in hospital on Monday - by Friday, he was dead'

A son and mother have made a unique play where they discuss the death of the man closest to them.

You could end up buying art worth thousands of euro for just €50

The challenge is in spotting the masterpiece.

Easter holidays have begun and here's what's happening around the country

A quick round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the next week.

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