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Culture - Today’s News

'It's not about making Elvis cool again, it's about keeping him cool': Ireland's tribute acts to the King 40 Years On This post contains videos

'It's not about making Elvis cool again, it's about keeping him cool': Ireland's tribute acts to the King

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today, but his music lives on in Ireland’s many tribute acts.

Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond Shaken Not Stirred This post contains videos

Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

There had been speculation about the franchise in recent months.

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Culture - Yesterday’s News

The Wind Phone art project in the Dublin Mountains has been destroyed

The phone booth has been destroyed after just weeks of being installed by a Dublin-based art group.

Culture - Monday 14 August, 2017

Big Ben won't ring for another four years after next week

The bell of the iconic clock tower is over 150 years old and needs a little conservation work.

'End of an era': Well-known Donegal pub owner Nan Brennan has passed away

The pub’s famous sisters have garnered national and international attention over the years.

Culture - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Donald Trump's childhood home is up on Airbnb for €636-a-night

There’s a cardboard cutout of the US President in one of the rooms.

Sitdown Sunday: Fashion’s 'inherent snobbery' about plus-size clothing

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

Culture - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'It deserves a better legacy than this': Blaze causes significant damage to listed building

Local TD Noel Rock told TheJournal.ie that it’s a “disaster” that the building has been left idle.

Culture - Friday 11 August, 2017

No, Mike Pence's website wasn't hacked - but an excellent fake had some people fooled

The New York Times reported last week that Pence is considering a 2020 run.

Culture - Thursday 10 August, 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.

'It was a definite grab. A very long grab' - Taylor Swift testifies that DJ groped her under her skirt

DJ David Mueller denies he groped the pop star and is suing after losing his job.

Mark Zuckerberg wants people to watch tv on Facebook Watch Tab This post contains videos

Mark Zuckerberg wants people to watch tv on Facebook

Live sports, reality TV and comedy shows will all be available with the new Facebook feature.

'I don't know what to do': Clashes over Irish-English language split at Connemara crèche

An Crann Taca has rejected accusations of discrimination after it announced it would divide naíonra classes according to Irish-language proficiency.

Culture - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back Save The Date This post contains videos

A Maze in Cork, a Firestorm in Clare and a VR party in Offaly: Culture Night is back

This Friday 22 September, towns and cities across Ireland will be transformed for the 12th edition of Culture Night.

'It cost me my career': Radio DJ who denies groping Taylor Swift wants $3 million in damages

The pop star’s legal team have claimed that the radio host has changed his story a number of times over the incident.

Culture - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Some foster carers in Kerry, Galway and Roscommon are not being vetted enough

Two new Hiqa reports have identified a number of shortcomings.

Culture - Monday 7 August, 2017

Quiz: How well do you know the film Titanic?

Approaching its 20th anniversary of hitting our screens, Titanic is set to be screened again for one night only.

Culture - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Can you spot a bumble bee? One of the lessons learnt at Ireland's beekeeper school

Learning how to rear a queen bee and honey samples – here’s a quick flavour of beekeeping school.

Should Ireland start feeding its cows seaweed? The government isn't sure

Studies in Australia and Canada look promising, but the Department of Agriculture still have some questions.

Sitdown Sunday: Wrongly prosecuted over her mother's murder

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

Culture - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Pictures: An Irishman on shift work in New York takes these stunning images of the city at night

Tadhg Ennis works as a barman and, when his shift finishes, he photographs the weird and the wonderful in Manhattan.

'Outpourings of emotion' and 'a force of good': The Gaze Film Festival celebrates 25 years

Dublin’s LGBT film festival Gaze was set up in 1992 – a year before homosexuality was decriminalised.

Culture - Friday 4 August, 2017

Vanity Fair stands over claims Angelina Jolie movie gave impoverished children money and then took it away

The magazine’s September cover story describes a ‘game’ used to find the child star of Jolie’s film about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.

Culture - Thursday 3 August, 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.

Culture - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Kanye West sues insurers for $10 million over abruptly cancelled tour dates

The star filed a claim shortly after cutting short his tour and checking himself into a clinic.

'The Irish took to it straight away': Looking back at 30 years since the National Lottery began

How to hide winning tickets, bonus balls, and that unshakable phrase: “It could be you”.

Culture - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

This stunning moment won the top prize for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

It captured the erupting Volcán de Colima in Mexico.

RTÉ's top-10 earners list has three women and Tubridy on top

Ray D’Arcy comes straight into the list at number two.

Culture - Monday 31 July, 2017

French actress Jeanne Moreau has died, aged 89 RIP

French actress Jeanne Moreau has died, aged 89

She shot to fame in Jules et Jim.

Angelina Jolie denies Cambodian children were exploited during the making of her new film

There has been criticism of how the casting process took place.

Culture - Sunday 30 July, 2017

German opera confronts Wagner's antisemitism head-on

Angela Merkel attended the opening night of the Mastersingers of Nuremberg.

More than 22,000 evacuated after fire erupts at main stage of Spanish music festival

One side of the stage was consumed by flames but no one was injured, organisers said.

This Northern Irish author's new novel could be the next Gone Girl

We talked to Stuart Neville, whose new book Here and Gone has been optioned for a movie.

The remains of the Nazis' 'Atlantic Wall' defences are being used to lure tourists to Holland Bunker Buster This post contains videos

The remains of the Nazis' 'Atlantic Wall' defences are being used to lure tourists to Holland

More than 870 bunkers of different shapes and sizes were constructed of reinforced concrete by the Nazis in 1942 to repel any Allied invasion of Europe.

Culture - Saturday 29 July, 2017

George Clooney suing French magazine claiming staff scaled his fence to photograph his children

Clooney claimed the photographers climbed one of his trees to get the best angle for a picture.

Amateur dramatics: Singing, dancing and finding joy in the darkness

Am dram societies play a vital role in communities around Ireland.

Culture - Thursday 27 July, 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.

Producer Quincy Jones wins €8 million in damages from Michael Jackson's estate

A lawyer representing Jackson’s estate said: “This is a grab for money that Mr Jones isn’t entitled to”.

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