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Culture - Yesterday’s News

Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m

It’s owner says he longer feels an obligation to keep it here.

Irish actress Ruth Negga has made the cover of Vogue magazine

The Limerick raised actress is at the centre of some massive Oscar buzz.

TV3 rebrand: Children's programmes are moving to the broadcaster's new channel

The broadcasting group has elected to move its children’s programming to its new “female focused” station Be3.

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Culture - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Veteran British actor and Game of Thrones star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93 RIP This post contains videos

Veteran British actor and Game of Thrones star Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

The actor is also known for his role in prison comedy Porridge.

Walkers 'should know what surface they're putting their foot on', court hears

Teresa Wall was previously awarded €40,000 after injuring herself in a fall.

UTV Ireland is to be relaunched... as the "female orientated" Be3

There has been no official word as yet on potential redundancies from UTV Ireland.

People who shave, wax or trim their pubic hair are at a higher risk of catching an STI

A major study found that pubic groomers are 80% more likely to carry an STI – but said it could not conclude that shaving caused the infections.

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This giant rear end hoovered up all the attention - but it's been beaten to the Turner Prize Art

This giant rear end hoovered up all the attention - but it's been beaten to the Turner Prize

The prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition, and has become synonymous with controversy in its 32-year history.

Culture - Monday 5 December, 2016

US hunter 'paid substantial sum' for licence to shoot rare red deer in Killarney

The Wild Deer Association of Ireland is investigating the allegations.

He may be a no-show, but Bob Dylan has written something special for the Nobel banquet

Patti Smith will also perform a version of Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.

Culture - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Dartmouth Square dispute features in finale of land documentary

“The Irish lose any sense they have when it comes to land,” is one of the many theories offered.

The man who brought Ticketmaster to Ireland started off selling tickets in a record shop

Tommy Higgins sold Ticketshop to the US ticketing company in 2002.

Culture - Saturday 3 December, 2016

10 stark images of homeless life are currently adorning the railings of St Stephen's Green In Sight Out This post contains videos

10 stark images of homeless life are currently adorning the railings of St Stephen's Green

The free exhibit is the latest foray by the In Sight homeless photography project.

Culture - Friday 2 December, 2016

Ryan Tubridy welcomes TV3's 'teaser' Toy Show ahead of tonight's Late Late

RTÉ gave TheJournal.ie a sneak peek at their set for tonight and revealed the theme of this year’s show.

Culture - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies at age of 86 Manuel This post contains videos

Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies at age of 86

He had been suffering from dementia since 2012.

China is building a full-size replica of the Titanic Titanic II This post contains videos

China is building a full-size replica of the Titanic

It’s going to go into a theme park.

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.

Fancy a Late Date with Leo? He's presenting a show on RTÉ over Christmas

Varadkar says he’s just ‘filling a gap’ in the schedule.

Culture - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Netflix users can now download films and TV shows

The company says it’s working on getting ‘the bulk’ of its content downloadable.

Green light: The medicinal cannabis bill will be passed by the Dáil tomorrow

The government will not be opposing an AAA-PBP bill.

New rules will allow you to use Netflix or Spotify unrestricted across the EU

The measures were approved yesterday allowing “cross-border portability” of paid-for online content.

Culture - Monday 28 November, 2016

Mary Robinson will not be giving her papers to the controversial Presidential library Ballina This post contains videos

Mary Robinson will not be giving her papers to the controversial Presidential library

Instead, they’ll be housed in NUI Galway to save money.

Culture - Saturday 26 November, 2016

'Improv can tell us a lot about ourselves, it's very liberating'

There’s a greater vulnerability associated with improv than other forms of performance, Neil Curran explains why that doesn’t have to be scary.

Poll: Is RTÉ right to stop producing its own kids' TV? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is RTÉ right to stop producing its own kids' TV?

The national broadcaster made the announcement that it is to cease internal production of children’s TV last week.

RTÉ guts kids TV: 'How can you stand before a country and be like, give us your licence fee?'

RTÉ has decided to completely outsource the production of young people’s television.

Culture - Friday 25 November, 2016

'Have they no conscience?' Frances Black lets rip at pubs selling pints for €1

Pubs have been launching Black Friday Specials, selling pints and shots for “.99c”.

The Wild Atlantic Way has picked up a commendation at a landscape awards in London

Another Irish project on vacant spaces in Dublin was also shortlisted.

Culture - Thursday 24 November, 2016

RTÉ staff say decision to cut children's programme making was 'bolt from the blue'

The RTÉ Trade Union Group say that decision was taken “without any consultation”.

Two Irish architects have scooped a world prize for a brutalist university building

Grafton Architects, led by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, won the first-ever RIBA International Prize for their project in Lima, Peru.

Culture - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

RTÉ is to stop making TV shows for young people

Instead, the national broadcaster will rely on the independent sector.

'Grindr killer' Stephen Port convicted of murdering three men with date-rape drug

Port, who brought the men to his flat in London before secretly feeding them high doses of a date rape drug, was also convicted of three rapes

Culture - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Wax Museum set to close its doors in less than two weeks

Located just off Dame Street in Dublin, the National Wax museum is set to move to a bigger location in 2017.

From The Daily Edge Kanye West was hospitalised yesterday afternoon for 'exhaustion' Kanye West

Kanye West was hospitalised yesterday afternoon for 'exhaustion'

The hospitalisation came just hours after it was announced West had canceled the remainder of his tour.

Culture - Monday 21 November, 2016

Renowned Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88 RIP

Renowned Irish author William Trevor dies aged 88

The author died at his home in Devon, England.

The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country FDI

The UK wants to bring in the lowest corporate taxes of any major country

Significant cuts to UK and US corpoate taxes are seen as direct threats to Ireland’s industrial strategy.

Novelist Lee Child and Ryan Tubridy offer support as Gay Byrne prepares to fight cancer

RTÉ staff have rallied around the veteran broadcaster, who made the announcement on his Lyric FM show.

Seven Irish authors make the longlist for €100,000 Dublin literary prize

Books from John Banville, Edna O’Brien and Anne Enright make the list.

Culture - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Top amateurs capture Ireland's natural beauty in 12 snapshots Freeze Frame This post contains images

Top amateurs capture Ireland's natural beauty in 12 snapshots

John Burke from Tipperary took top prize with his study of dolphins off the coast at Youghal.

Swooning, yelling, and spitting blood - a sneak peak inside an exorcism school in Latin America

Manuel Acuna’s 35 students pay just under €45 a month for his three-year, part-time course.

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