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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 26 February, 2017

Culture - Yesterday’s News

260-year-old map shows plans for avenue to Dublin Castle

Dublin City Council published archived photos and pictures of old documents – this map is the oldest of them.

Interview: Ruth Negga on racism, fame, and the chance of winning an Oscar

The Irish-Ethiopian actress has had a stellar year – and her latest film, Loving, touches on a subject very close to her heart.

Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds

Matt Farrell from Co Longford was named Ireland’s Heritage Hero at an awards ceremony this week.

Abducted by a dictator - Spain's 'stolen babies'

Thousands upon thousands of infants were taken during Franco’s dictatorship.

Culture - Friday 24 February, 2017

Here's why your next TV binge should be... Rick and Morty

Where high-concept science fiction meets really, really funny jokes.

For the first time, a Maeve Binchy novel will be performed on the stage

Minding Frankie is coming to the Gaiety Theatre this June for two weeks only.

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Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump over LGBTQ rights: 'Call me'

Jenner says moves by the White House have been ‘a disaster’.

Culture - Thursday 23 February, 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.

A US judge has ruled you have a right to know all these actors' ages

The Screen Actors Guild thinks publishing actor’s ages leads to discrimination.

Next in line: Children's self-portraits take professionals' place in Merrion Square

The organisers had hoped to display 100 submissions, but due to the number of responses have decided to increase that over 250.

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David Bowie's son paid an emotional tribute as his iconic father cleaned up at the Brit Awards

Duncan Jones dedicated Bowie’s two awards late night to “all the kooks”.

Culture - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Pictures: New online archive gives public access to Dublin's visual history

Dublin City Council have published their archives online, in the hope it would help members of the public access records they need.

Culture - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

This couple say they are discriminated against because they are straight

The couple want a civil partnership and not a marriage.

Culture - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Conserving our heritage: 'One woman was in tears that her home was a protected structure'

If your local authority decides your house or business is a protected structure, what actually happens?

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Poll: Do you get dragged into doing work while off-duty?

A new study has shown its contributing to people’s stress.

Sitdown Sunday: Solving the murder of Peter Falconio

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

Culture - Saturday 18 February, 2017

In the cold North Sea, the Shetland Islands flirts with independence from Britain (and Scotland)

Brexit has forced the islands to think again about their situation.

'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history

“Thanks to books, I feel free. After all, the words share the same root,” he says, referring to the Italian words libro (book) and libero (free).

A tiny French restaurant was awarded a Michelin star by mistake and was 'swamped'

It took nearly a week to for the error to be corrected.

Culture - Friday 17 February, 2017

Why your next TV binge should be... Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Looking for a superhero series with brains AND a heart? Here it is.

Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should British Empire inspired Irish street names be changed?

Are streets such as Victoria Street insulting?

Culture - Thursday 16 February, 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.

Joyce thanks Yeats for his 'helping hand' in letters just bought by the State

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said that an extra €500,000 had been allocated to acquire the letters.

'My Ireland celebrates the underdog who pulled like a dog'

Poet Stephen James Smith has written a poem for the upcoming St Patrick’s Day Festival which is being widely praised online

Culture - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Big news for His Dark Materials fans, Philip Pullman is releasing a new trilogy

The original novels have gone on to sell 17.5 million copies around the world.

Culture - Monday 13 February, 2017

Adele on her Grammy wins: 'My idol is Queen Bey and I adore you'

Grammy count 2017: Adele 5 Beyonce 2

Culture - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Sean Spicer gets his second skewering in two weeks courtesy of SNL's Melissa McCarthy

The portrayal of Trump’s press secretary has proven plenty popular.

Bafta nominee for British Short Film award was funded under 1916 Rising scheme

The Irish Film Board said it is “delighted” to see the film being nominated.

Filmmakers order to cut Bollywood scenes that poked fun at lawyers

The ruling was over the comedy-drama JollyLLB 2.

This festival wants to show a totally new side to St Patrick

The festival will include elements of music, art, film and spirituality.

Culture - Saturday 11 February, 2017

This Irish film tells the fascinating story of a tiny folk-artist called Maud

Maud Lewis is a folk art hero in her home country of Canada.

Piers Morgan has had a rough 24 hours of it...

The controversial pundit has been fighting with JK Rowling and many more over Donald Trump.

Culture - Friday 10 February, 2017

Roscommon town prepares for refugees by building a wall... of welcome

The announcement that the refugees would be arriving has encouraged donations of books and toys.

Culture - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Cave where priceless Dead Sea Scrolls were kept discovered in Judean desert

It’s thought the cave, one of 12 above the Dead Sea, was looted in the 1950s.

The Eiffel Tower is to get a glass security wall in response to France's terror threat

The wall, which will cover two sides of the tower, is to be made from bulletproof glass.

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 8 February, 2017

Madonna felt "compelled" to adopt twins from Malawi orphanage

Some activists have criticised her for allegedly bending the rules.

Culture - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Pictures: A Cuban migrant boat has washed up on a beach in Sligo

It’s the first time a vessel like this has been recorded washing ashore in Europe.

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