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Culture - Yesterday’s News

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Culture - Yesterday’s News

Woman presents to Dublin hospital after slicing through her hand cutting an avocado Avocado Hand This post contains videos

Woman presents to Dublin hospital after slicing through her hand cutting an avocado

The phenomenon of ‘avocado hand’ has reached Ireland.

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for a Golden Globe

Martin McDonagh and the Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon have also been nominated for awards.

'Why do they bully?': Celebrities rally in support of boy after video goes viral Keaton Jones This post contains videos

'Why do they bully?': Celebrities rally in support of boy after video goes viral

The mother of Keaton Jones recorded the video after going to pick him up early from school.

Queens of the Stone Age frontman under fire for kicking photographer during gig Josh Homme This post contains videos

Queens of the Stone Age frontman under fire for kicking photographer during gig

Josh Homme apologised and said he was in a “state of being lost in performance”.

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Culture - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Here are 9 stunning entries to Sony's photography competition

Reindeer, bubbles, lightning and footballers are some of the subjects of the best photos that have been sent in so far.

Culture - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'Oh hai!': The enduring appeal of the worst film ever made

The Room has been described as the Citizen Kane of bad movies, and is now the subject of a new film by James Franco.

Shawshank Redemption star makes dramatic dent in re-offending rates for real prisoners

A new drama programme organised by Tim Robbins has encouraged hardened criminals to reform.

Culture - Friday 8 December, 2017

Leo Varadkar brings 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug to Brexit prep meeting

Which – technically – is an accurate statement.

Pictures: Parts of Ireland were a little snowed under today

Ireland and Northern Ireland got a dousing of snow thanks to Storm Caroline last night.

Culture - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi heading to Abu Dhabi after selling for €380 million

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France.

Culture - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Gabriel Byrne says 'sex pests' were tolerated at RTÉ in the 1970s

Speaking today, Byrne said someone at RTÉ had made a former girlfriend’s life “an absolute misery” when she worked there.

Shane McGowan to be honoured at 60th birthday celebration in National Concert Hall

Nick Cave, Johnny Depp and Carl Barat are among those due to take part.

'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74

The rockstar sold more than 100 million albums over a long career.

Bridget, Eamon and a beautiful animation star in RTÉ's Christmas schedule

Cosy up and book some space on your couch – here’s the state broadcaster’s festive line-up.

Culture - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Renowned US opera conductor facing allegations he sexually abused teenage boy

James Levine won 10 Grammy Awards over the course of his career.

Culture - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush steps down from industry board after claims of 'inappropriate behaviour'

The Pirates of the Caribbean star denies the allegations.

'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock'

Going to gigs or performances when you have a disability shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We find out more at the launch of Arts and Disability Ireland’s latest strategy.

From the Commons to 'little England', Brexit has put the Irish border firmly on the UK map Like It Or Lump It This post contains videos

From the Commons to 'little England', Brexit has put the Irish border firmly on the UK map

Some history classes may be required across the water.

Culture - Thursday 30 November, 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.

Poll: Can you recite a few lines of Patrick Kavanagh's poetry? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Can you recite a few lines of Patrick Kavanagh's poetry?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Culture - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Culture - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

These are the best Irish books of 2017

We’ve got all the winners’ names right here.

Christmas FM starts today and brings with it the licence to start getting in the mood

The annual station has become a staple of the festive period.

Culture - Monday 27 November, 2017

Filming on House of Cards suspended for another 2 weeks

The BBC is reporting that production on the show’s sixth season will resume on 8 December.

Culture - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag)

Eirsat-1 will hitch a ride to the ISS before it’s released into space.

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer Irish Book Awards This post contains videos

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer

We visited the writer in his office at UCD.

Culture - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Maureen O’Hara's fur coat and jewellery to go to auction this week

The collection is considered the biggest private collection of jewellery in Ireland, both in terms of value and importance.

Culture - Friday 24 November, 2017

Uma Thurman calls out Harvey Weinstein and his 'wicked conspirators'

“I’m glad it’s going slowly. You don’t deserve a bullet.”

'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?

Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.

Culture - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Wu-Tang Clan suing dog walkers Woof-Tang Clan over copyright infringement

They allege that Woof-Tang Clan is violating their trademarks by using the name.

Three Irish authors shortlisted for major UK book award

The Costa Book Awards is the only major book prize open only to authors resident in Britain and Ireland.

70s heartthrob David Cassidy dies aged 67

Cassidy had been diagnosed with dementia earlier this year.

Culture - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Markievicz exhibit among celebration of 100 years since women's right to vote

Republican leader Markievicz will also be celebrated in the UK as the first woman elected to the UK House of Commons.

'Vague and poorly written': Galway buskers are irate at council plans for new restrictions

Galway City Council has opened a public consultation for people to have their say on proposed new bye-laws.

Culture - Monday 20 November, 2017

'Walking home, I'll be called a gorilla or a monkey' - Teenager meets Taoiseach to discuss racism

Joella Dhlamini lives in Drogheda having moved from South Africa.

Culture - Sunday 19 November, 2017

The truth about being a musician: 'They see you on the Late Late and think you're making a fortune'

Being an Irish headline band doesn’t mean that you’re rolling in it – and you might be facing serious financial challenges. We talked to three musicians.

Culture - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold

Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.

Culture - Friday 17 November, 2017

Major boost for Achill tourism after beach that was missing for 12 years returns Lost And Found This post contains videos

Major boost for Achill tourism after beach that was missing for 12 years returns

“People were telling us the beach at Ashleam comes back every seven years. I didn’t really believe them.”

Culture - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Mel Gibson on sexual harassment scandal: 'Your heart goes out to the victims' Late Late Show This post contains videos

Mel Gibson on sexual harassment scandal: 'Your heart goes out to the victims'

Gibson joined the co-stars of his new film to speak to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show.

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