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Dublin: 18 °C Sunday 24 July, 2016

Culture - Today’s News

Award-winning Irish film starring cast who have intellectual disabilities hopes to go global

Sanctuary was initially a theatre production – now it has made its way to the big screen.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside the secret Russian nuclear city

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

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Culture - Friday 22 July, 2016

Culture - Thursday 21 July, 2016

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 - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Making a Murderer to return with follow up on Steven Avery

The first series became a sensation after being released by Netflix last December.

Culture - Monday 18 July, 2016

'Forty years on, only 4 of our 10 still serve as priests'

Former Catholic priest Val Rogers talks about leaving the Church after falling in love with a nun.

Culture - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Idris Elba's Bastille Day pulled from cinemas after Nice lorry massacre Inappropriate This post contains videos

Idris Elba's Bastille Day pulled from cinemas after Nice lorry massacre

Billboards for the movie have also been taken down in France.

Ireland's most popular emojis have been revealed

Twitter has released a bunch of stars to celebrate World Emoji Day.

Culture - Friday 15 July, 2016

Go on, go on, go on: A Father Ted festival is just one of the big events on this weekend

There’ll be horse racing, garden parties, sessions and much more.

Culture - Thursday 14 July, 2016

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 - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Reviews of Ghostbusters are flowing in - how is the internet handling the fact that they're not that bad?

The reboot of the 80s comedy has hitherto attracted truly titanic levels of opprobrium online – mostly it seems for featuring an all-female cast.

More than 1 million British viewers watch Red Rock debut on the BBC

The homegrown drama is being broadcast in a midday slot.

"It was a disaster from the word go": Curtain finally set to rise on Galway's Picture Palace

"It was a disaster from the word go": Curtain finally set to rise on Galway's Picture Palace

The art cinema has been in the pipeline since 2009.

Chaka Khan checks into rehab in the wake of Prince's death

The 63-year-old singer is famous for her cover of Prince’s I Feel for You.

Culture - Monday 11 July, 2016

"Shocked and devastated" - Kodaline pay tribute to girl who died at Dublin gig

17-year-old Kilkenny girl Ciara Lawlor was suffering from underlying health issues.

Considering going to Australia? This new tax may change your mind

Robbie Purcell breaks down the costs of moving to Australia, and asks if it would be worth going if a backpackers tax is introduced.

Culture - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Here's how the Legend of Tarzan was made without a single live animal

Stunt actors, grey suits, green screens and a lot of watching animal documentaries…

Beyoncé turned Croke Park into a sea of purple last night

Croker was looking well.

Sitdown Sunday: Is America doomed to repeat its mistakes when it comes to racism?

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Culture - Saturday 9 July, 2016

RTÉ's political coverage went all 3am-at-an-Irish-wedding this afternoon How Bizarre This post contains videos

RTÉ's political coverage went all 3am-at-an-Irish-wedding this afternoon

Saturday with Claire Byrne signed off for the season with a massive Oireachtas sing-song. Some were a little better than others…

Queen Bey is playing at Croke Park tonight - here's what you need to know

All video and audio recording equipment in a box to the left.

Make the most of the summer festivals this weekend

Festivals, fairies, face-painting and more much.

Culture - Friday 8 July, 2016

Two dead at music festival T in the Park

Headliners the Stone Roses take the stage tonight at the Scottish concert

Culture - Thursday 7 July, 2016

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 - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Life on the old roads: What happens when Ireland's rural towns get bypassed?

Motorways are convenient, but there are also downsides.

Culture - Monday 4 July, 2016

Not eating until 10pm every night: Here's what Ramadan is like for me in Ireland

After never adhering to Ramadan while growing up, Mohammed Rahman began doing so a few years ago. He writes about what it’s like for a Muslim in Ireland.

Culture - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Irish Muslims invite LGBT community to event to celebrate Ramadan

The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims have been fasting for almost a month now.

Culture - Friday 1 July, 2016

Red Rock set to make its debut on BBC1

The programme will be broadcast at 1.45pm on Monday.

Scarlett Johansson is now the top-grossing actress ever

She is tenth overall.

Ireland's Catholic Library is trying to negotiate a move - and its members aren't happy

The Dublin-based library houses about 70,000 items, many of which are centuries old.

Culture - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Led Zeppelin officially did NOT steal the intro to Stairway to Heaven

It had been alleged that the opening chords of the famous rock anthem had been stolen from an obscure 1968 work called Taurus.

Culture - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

This Dublin boy has just directed a video for one of the world's biggest dance acts Boy Wonder This post contains videos

This Dublin boy has just directed a video for one of the world's biggest dance acts

12-year-old Ryan Wyer was sought out by Aphex Twin when he saw the videos on Ryan’s YouTube channel.

French media: When it comes to its football fans, "Ireland is unified" Shiny Happy People This post contains videos

French media: When it comes to its football fans, "Ireland is unified"

“It does us good to see such happy people.”

Culture - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Dublin City Council set to ban backing tracks for buskers - but amplifiers are ok

Backing tracks are seen as a means of assisting (or even replacing) a performance.

Culture - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Domhnall Gleeson is being backed for Winnie The Pooh Oscar... before filming begins

The actor is set to play the character’s creator AA Milne in film Goodbye Christopher Robin.

Culture - Saturday 18 June, 2016

"We weren’t evil; we weren’t bad. We were just a normal family": The Enfield Haunting

A look at the famous poltergeist case that inspired the Conjuring 2.

Video: Radiohead fans attacked by Islamists at album release party in Turkey

Customers were attacked for listening to music and drinking alcohol during Ramadan.

Culture - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Shazia Mirza: 'My Irish friends ... they didn't go join the IRA. I didn't go join Gaddafi'

The Muslim comedian will be exploring ‘illusion and seduction in Iraq and Syria’ in Dalkey tomorrow night.

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