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Culture - Yesterday’s News

Irish comedian Sean Hughes has died aged 51 RIP

Irish comedian Sean Hughes has died aged 51

The Irish comic was famous across the water for appearing on Channel 4 and BBC.

Culture - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Over half of Irish people want a ban on single-use coffee cups

There’s a growing need to find more sustainable ways of dealing with waste in ireland.

If an apocalypse hit Ireland, what kind of survivor would you be?

The Science Gallery’s latest exhibition is asking us to think about how we’d fare in an emergency situation.

Culture - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Eccentric poetry of Ireland's 'first civil servant' given new life at Imram festival

Liam S Gógan is credited with creating the Irish word for republic – ‘poblacht’.

Culture - Friday 13 October, 2017

How would you deal with a deadly crisis? This exhibit aims to test your limits

You’ll lose friends, ostracise your family and learn a lot about yourself at the Science Gallery’s latest installment.

Culture - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Cara Delevingne accuses Harvey Weinstein of trying to bring her into a threesome as allegations mount up

The English actress claims the incident happened after she met Weinstein to discuss a part in a hotel lobby.

Culture - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

'Racist grandpa': Eminem lashes out at Donald Trump in new rap The Storm This post contains videos

'Racist grandpa': Eminem lashes out at Donald Trump in new rap

His new song The Storm premiered during the BET Hip Hop Awards last night.

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within

Údarás na Gaeltachta said having a Taoiseach who spoke Irish was “without doubt” helpful to securing funding for the Irish language.

Culture - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Disney sets out to rival Netflix and Amazon with new family-friendly streaming app

The app, which has a huge amount of content aimed at children and parents, is available now.

President Higgins to give Liam Neeson award for using very particular set of skills to represent Ireland

The actor is one of those chosen to receive the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad for 2017.

Culture - Monday 9 October, 2017

Irish Che Guevara artist: 'Criticism is to be expected from the usual quarters'

The artist who created the iconic Che Guevara print says he’s “immensely proud” of his artwork, and says many misunderstand the Cuban revolutionary.

Israeli police detain dozens in 'horror clown' craze

The craze is an extension of a similar fad prevalent across the US last year, and coincides with the release of the Stephen King adaptation ‘It’.

Some Cubans are outraged with Ireland's 'offensive' Che Guevara stamp

The 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolutionary’s death has been honoured with a commemorative stamp today.

Culture - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'Not just old, white, and male': Where are the female conductors?

A new course run by the National Concert Hall in Dublin is training women as orchestral conductors.

'They were creating their vision of a new Ireland': Bringing up your family as Gaeilge in the 1950s

A new documentary looks at how some families did this from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Culture - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Journalist John Waters to sue The Phoenix magazine

The writer launched High Court proceedings against the satirical magazine last week.

Irish writers are pushing boundaries with books featuring abortion and marriage break-ups

We talked to authors and people in the trade about how commercial fiction is tackling tough issues.

People who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight and develop heart disease

So says new academic research in the US.

It's not all glamour (but you might see George Clooney): Irish filmmakers on international festivals

We talked to Irish filmmakers and the Irish Film Board about why it’s worth it.

Culture - Friday 6 October, 2017

How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input Amhrán Na BhFiann This post contains a poll

How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input

What would be classed as misuse of the anthem, and how should potential misuses be punished?

Minutes after Kendrick Lamar's Dublin gig sold out, tickets went on sale for twice the price

“It’s very clear that [ticket touting is] getting worse,” Dublin TD Noel Rock said.

Culture - Thursday 5 October, 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.

Newstalk bans Irish Times journalists from its airwaves after George Hook furore

The exclusion covers all Communicorp stations, not just Newstalk.

British writer of The Remains of the Day wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The prize is worth 9 million kronor (€1 million).

Culture - Monday 2 October, 2017

A Lisdoonvarna inn becomes the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin Star

The Wild Honey Inn became the 11th eatery in Ireland to receive the coveted award.

Culture - Sunday 1 October, 2017

'I spend my working life sitting behind a desk thinking in the voice of a south Dublin idiot'

Author Paul Howard turned a Dublin stereotype into a phenomenon.

Culture - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'I've had to face the harsh reality that exists in America: black people are not safe'

Playwright Keith Wallace writes about racial inequality, police brutality, and the trauma it inflicts on minority communities in America.

Pope John Paul II has been removed from Dublin's Wax Museum for repairs

“There’s no point in crying over a split pope.”

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin

Of the 36 people who died in the bombings, only four bodies were found.

Paul Howard had to scrap a Ross O'Carroll Kelly book because of Donald Trump

Once Trump was elected, Howard felt he couldn’t write a book that didn’t address the issue.

Culture - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Veep and Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she has breast cancer

Hundreds of messages from well-wishers quickly poured in on Twitter.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies aged 91

Playboy confirmed Hefner’s death on its official Twitter account.

Culture - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife

In the past two years, the State has spent €4 million on archive material once belonging to the great Irish poet.

Culture - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Coronation Street royalty, actress Liz Dawn, dies aged 77 Vera Duckworth This post contains videos

Coronation Street royalty, actress Liz Dawn, dies aged 77

Dawn was famous for playing Vera Duckworth in the long-running soap for 34 years.

Culture - Sunday 24 September, 2017

A short story before bedtime: Levitation

Taken from Levitation, the latest collection by Irish writer Sean O’Reilly.

Sitdown Sunday: 'There's a different kind of blackness in her brain' - life with dementia

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

'It's especially relevant to Irish women at this time': This 2,500-year-old play has startling links to the world of 2017

The Suppliant Women is on during this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival.

Culture - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Number of dual Irish citizens living here up by almost 90% over five years

New figures from Census 2016 have been released.

Here's what's on this Culture Night for families

We’ve got a round-up for you in advance of the event on Friday 22 September.

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