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Dublin: 9 °C Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Culture - Today’s News

Blur have been added to the bill for Electric Picnic

They’re going to a house, a very big house in the country… ALL TOGETHER NOW…

Culture - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Bit of an animal? 25 places to go partying before you die

How many of these can you tick off your list?

Culture - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Kay Burley spent the morning reporting on, essentially – nothing. People were mesmerised

If you were in London this morning, you were probably interviewed by Kay.

Open Thread: What makes a place feel like home?

Is it security? People? Privacy?

Culture - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Radio presenters slapped on wrist for talking about ‘Irish language Taliban’

FM104′s Phoneshow included comments that Irish-speakers were “nutters”.

From Business ETC All the complaints over this controversial billboard may have backfired spectacularly Cashing In

All the complaints over this controversial billboard may have backfired spectacularly

The advertiser looks like it’s laughing all the way to the bank.

Friend confirms Joni Mitchell ‘not in a coma, and nowhere near giving up’

Media reports last night suggested the singer was in a coma.

Culture - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

This is what Dublin Bay used to look like

The Great South Wall is celebrating 300 years.

Culture - Monday 27 April, 2015

This Father Ted writer is not one bit happy with RTE

Graham Linehan has had a massive pop at the national broadcaster on Twitter…

Father of Amy Winehouse ‘felt sick’ while watching film about her life Amy

Father of Amy Winehouse ‘felt sick’ while watching film about her life

The family of the late singer are considering legal action.

Culture - Sunday 26 April, 2015

The Week in Photos: Air and Sky Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Air and Sky

This is the week that was, in photos…

Old films ‘hidden in biscuit tins’ reveal life in Dublin during the 1960s

The footage was shot by a firefighter and part-time historian.

From Business ETC Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here’s how one duo did it Rock And Roll

Ever dreamed of starting your own record label? Here’s how one duo did it

We talk to Dublin’s Paper Trail Records about having the ‘best job’.

70 people were injured while filming this movie with 100 untamed lions Wild At Heart This post contains videos

70 people were injured while filming this movie with 100 untamed lions

A family moved in with the massive pride of lions to film what has been called “the most dangerous movie ever made”.

Culture - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From Business ETC ‘If I hadn’t taken this chance I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night’ Taking The Plunge

‘If I hadn’t taken this chance I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night’

Rory O’Farrell’s Melosity is looking to redefine how Irish musicians record their sounds. A product ‘with the wow factor’ is the first priority.

Culture - Friday 24 April, 2015

Star of Everybody Loves Raymond takes his own life

Sawyer Sweeten was 19.

Culture - Thursday 23 April, 2015

James May has officially left Top Gear

With executive producer Andy Wilman tonight also quitting the show, it seems Top Gear will have a very different feel going forward.

Professor Snape just got hitched

Alan Rickman has married his partner of 50 years. Yes, 50.

Culture - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

WATCH: Arthur Mathews answered the nerdiest Father Ted questions readers could think of

Who was Henry Sellers based on? Will the US version ever happen?

Culture - Sunday 19 April, 2015

‘Father Ted taught the Catholic Church how to laugh at itself’

But just how much of an impact did it have on the public?

Open thread: What’s the best gig you’ve ever seen in Ireland?

The people need to know…

‘I worked with Father Ted – and look what happened to me’

In which we catch-up with the likes of Fr Dick Byrne, Fr Larry Duff and ‘The Spinmaster’ – 20 years on.

“Holy s***”: Irish comedian reveals Sarah Jessica Parker will star in the TV show she wrote

You might recognise the ace Sharon Horgan from Catastrophe.

Culture - Saturday 18 April, 2015

From Business ETC Why the original social network refuses to die MySpace

Why the original social network refuses to die

It’s like the mid-2000s all over again – but this time it’s all about the music.

Think you know everything there is to know about Father Ted? Try these…

We tried our best to unearth some facts that even the show’s most ardent fans didn’t know…

Moveable feast – a round-up of Ireland’s food market heroes

Burgers and burritos and hotdogs, oh my…

Culture - Friday 17 April, 2015

7 of Ireland’s most weird and wonderful festivals

Proof that really IS something for everyone.

Culture - Thursday 16 April, 2015

“A girl told me mid-song that I was ruining her night” – quickfire Q&A with Tandem Felix

David Tapley chats to us about his best gig experience, writing songs and pyjamas.

Culture - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Percy Sledge, singer of possibly THE definitive soul ballad, has died When A Man Loves A Woman This post contains videos

Percy Sledge, singer of possibly THE definitive soul ballad, has died

He died this morning aged 73.

Culture - Monday 13 April, 2015

Bored of mainstream cinema? Then Japanese films are the answer

A new festival has all the good stuff you need to see.

Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can

A new app called WholeWorldBand is making all kinds of new things possible in the music industry.

Culture - Sunday 12 April, 2015

How to be the next Hozier Future Stars This post contains videos

How to be the next Hozier

A layperson might be surprised at just how good a system Ireland has in place for its aspiring musicians.

Four new Game of Thrones episodes have been leaked already

The first one was due to be aired simultaneously across 170 countries tomorrow.

The Week in Photos: Let There Be Light Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Let There Be Light

This is the week that was, in photos…

Culture - Saturday 11 April, 2015

A massive same-sex marriage mural appeared overnight in Dublin city

It was inspired by the painting Meeting on the Turret Stairs.

Culture - Friday 10 April, 2015

Everything we know about the new season of True Detective

It stars our own Colin Farrell.

Surprise – now Clarkson has pulled out of Have I Got News For You

All of two days after the news emerged that he was set to host the satirical quiz.

Culture - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

The lyrics to one of the world’s most famous songs have been sold (along with its secrets)

Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ manuscript has gone for $1.2 million.

Last night’s Moone Boy finale had Ireland in tears

AND Paul Rudd made an appearance.

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