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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.

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 15 June, 2016

Led Zeppelin denies stealing opening chords of Stairway to Heaven If You Listen Very Hard This post contains videos

Led Zeppelin denies stealing opening chords of Stairway to Heaven

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant told an LA court they didn’t lift the opening bars from Spirit’s Taurus.

Culture - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Culture - Monday 13 June, 2016

Nutty gizzards, free readings and bus tours: Here's your Bloomsday 2016 event guide

We look at the events celebrating James Joyce’s Ulysses, running from today until Thursday.

Culture - Friday 10 June, 2016

Japanese 'naked restaurant' to ban overweight diners

Diners who look over the average weight will be weighed on their way in.

Culture - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Primal Scream cancel Irish festival show after frontman's stage fall

Bobby Gillespie has been told to rest up for at least eight weeks.

'When somebody you love is ill you feel embarrassed for your own luck'

Akhil Sharma’s Family Life has scooped the €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award.

Culture - Monday 6 June, 2016

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

Culture - Sunday 5 June, 2016

In pictures: Michael Jackson's former Las Vegas villa is a place of beauty

The opulence of the villa is fairly staggering.

Sitdown Sunday: The secrets behind New York's mass graves

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

Culture - Saturday 4 June, 2016

From The42 VIDEO: The day Kilkenny legend Eddie Keher taught Muhammad Ali to hurl Legends This post contains videos

VIDEO: The day Kilkenny legend Eddie Keher taught Muhammad Ali to hurl

“He was using the hurley like a tennis racket,” Keher recalls.

Culture - Friday 3 June, 2016

Ireland has tumbled down the list of 'good' countries

We’re not bad, just not as good anymore.

Culture - Thursday 2 June, 2016

South Dublin residents complain about concert-goers 'urinating at will all over the place'

A number of objections to alcohol sales at Dublin summer concerts were rejected.

Culture - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Should public payphones be hung up, permanently?

If a payphone is not being used then Eir is allowed to take it away.

Ireland's top baby names have been revealed and this little guy is making his mark

The top two still reign supreme, however.

No, smokers don't just need sympathy - They need help to stop smoking

Two in three smokers want to give up writes Donald Buggy of the Irish Cancer Society.

Culture - Sunday 29 May, 2016

'Teaser trailers' for the real trailers: the new trick studios use to keep you watching

And some of the guys who make the trailers are not happy…

Inside North Korea - via Instagram

The hermit state nevertheless has many active Instagrammers documenting life from within its borders.

If you die in Sweden, it's a month before you get buried

The Swedes are notoriously slow at making arrangements.

Galway crowds belt out Fields of Athenry to welcome Connacht heroes home Get The Party Started This post contains videos

Galway crowds belt out Fields of Athenry to welcome Connacht heroes home

‘Dreams and songs to sing,’

Chinese firm apologises for massively racist detergent ad after global uproar Whitewash This post contains videos

Chinese firm apologises for massively racist detergent ad after global uproar

The company had at first defended the ad.

Louise McSharry spoke powerfully about body shaming on the Ray D'Arcy Show

The radio presenter spoke about her book and society’s attitude to weight.

Culture - Saturday 28 May, 2016

How well do you know your big, big summer concerts?

The Boss is in town. What better time to check your knowledge of the biggest summer gigs?

The ties that bind: Here's how Bruce superfans get their front row spots

An ultra-democratic system of lists and roll calls means true fans always get the places they deserve.

Culture - Friday 27 May, 2016

Newcomers beware - Bruce Springsteen is very, very punctual

He’ll be on at 7. Yes, really.

Ray D’Arcy interview about vasectomies and abortion did not break broadcasting rules

The context of the RTÉ Radio One interview with Dr Andrew Rynne was noted by the BAI.

Culture - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Travelling to Euro 2016? You might see some uniformed gardaí on the beat

A total of eight gardaí will be based in Lille and Bordeaux.

Culture - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Burt Kwouk, famous for playing Cato in the Pink Panther films, has died RIP

Burt Kwouk, famous for playing Cato in the Pink Panther films, has died

The 85-year-old actor died peacefully.

Culture - Monday 23 May, 2016

How to land a gig on Vikings? Standing out from the horde is the only way

The queue for extras hopefuls stretched over a full block in Dublin today.

Irishman part of winning teams at Cannes Film Festival

Robbie Ryan filmed two award-winning films at this year’s awards

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