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Culture - Yesterday’s News

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Culture - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

The actor who plays Apu on The Simpsons says he's willing to step aside

“It just feels like the right thing to do to me.”

Culture - Monday 23 April, 2018

RTÉ 'cannot continue to fund' two orchestras Note Of Caution This post contains videos

RTÉ 'cannot continue to fund' two orchestras

A review into RTÉ’s orchestras has found one should become an independent institution.

Foul play ruled out in Avicii death - reports

The Swedish DJ died on Friday in Oman, aged just 28.

Culture - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Sitdown Sunday: Doctors told her she was 'just fat' - she actually had cancer

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

Culture - Saturday 21 April, 2018

This wooden "vertical village" will be built in Paris

The mixed-use development will be built using a timber frame.

Mick Jagger talks about 'great times' with the Chieftains ahead of Croke Park gig

The Rolling Stones are set to perform in Dublin next month.

Culture - Friday 20 April, 2018

The world's best photographs have been announced - and a shot of Ireland is part of the winning entry

British photographer Alys Tomlinson won Photographer of the Year at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Culture - Thursday 19 April, 2018

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 18 April, 2018

Mary Black 'upset' as Dublin concerts rescheduled due to illness

The singer was also forced to postpone shows in Killarney and Waterford earlier this month.

Demolition of Dublin's iconic Screen cinema begins

The much-loved cinema had been out of use since its closure in 2016.

Culture - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'Exceptional talent': These are the best pieces of art by Ireland's young artists

17-year-old Hetty Lawlor was announced as the overall winner of the Texaco Children’s Art Competition today.

Irish author Paul Lynch shortlisted for prestigious Walter Scott Prize

The £25,000 prize is considered one of the world’s most acclaimed literary prizes.

Culture - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Dublin is to turn into Musictown this month - here are the highlights

We’ve taken a look at the line-up.

Culture - Thursday 12 April, 2018

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 11 April, 2018

'I wanted to humanise this image we have of lads from disadvantaged communities'

The Irish film explores the impact of prison on a young teenager, and was inspired by real-life stories.

Dublin could be getting a 'flagship' Irish language hub for speakers to meet and speak

It’s part of an investment plan for the language.

Culture - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Watch: A four-minute director's cut of a famous, 'critical' 1996 tourism ad Dolores O'Riordan This post contains videos

Watch: A four-minute director's cut of a famous, 'critical' 1996 tourism ad

The video features the Cranberries song Dreams sung by the late Dolores O’Riordan.

Patrick McCabe: 'There's a danger there's a tolerance of worthiness and political correctness in fiction that I find unattractive'

We spoke to the critically-acclaimed Irish author of books like The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto about his latest novel, Heartland.

Government to invest an "unprecedented" €1.2 billion in culture, language and heritage

The move is as part of the Ireland 2040 plan.

'It is an incentive, at 88, to keep going': Irish author Edna O'Brien made a DBE

The celebrated Irish author has been appointed a Dame of the British Empire.

Explainer: Why is The Simpsons being criticised for its response to the Apu racism row?

The weekend’s episode addressed criticisms of the Indian character Apu.

Culture - Monday 9 April, 2018

Blasket Islands and Céide Fields among 4 heritage sites awarded €4.3m

The four Wild Atlantic Way sites were provided the funding by Fáilte Ireland and the OPW.

Culture - Sunday 8 April, 2018

From volcanoes to drones: Nat Geo's travel photo contest opens for entries

The three categories are Cities, Nature and People.

Rockers and artists loved its walls, but it's the doors of this fabled New York hotel that are now for sale Bohemian Like You This post contains videos

Rockers and artists loved its walls, but it's the doors of this fabled New York hotel that are now for sale

Joni Mitchell, Madonna and Andy Warhol all stayed in the Chelsea Hotel.

Culture - Saturday 7 April, 2018

How a piece of DIY led to a lovely film about learning piano

Making The Grade hits cinemas next week.

Russell Crowe held an auction to pay for his divorce and raised millions from film memorabilia

The breast plate he wore in Gladiator went for €78,000.

Culture - Monday 2 April, 2018

BBC seeks to achieve 50:50 split in male and female contributors by next year

A report on the broadcaster’s progress will be produced in a year’s time.

Culture - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Galway City to turn into literary hub this April

We take a look at what’s on offer.

A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores the historical treasures of Achill Island as part of his new book on the Wild Atlantic Way.

In 'challenging' times for the Irish music scene, an old school recording studio is managing to keep rocking

Waltons on George’s Street is gone, and this Temple Bar studio has also had to adapt to survive.

Culture - Saturday 31 March, 2018

A collection of nearly 300 years of Irish images is now online

The collection’s timespan covers prints from the Land Wars of the late 1800’s.

Why Ready Player One was 'one of the hardest films Spielberg has ever made'

We take a look behind the scenes of the film.

Culture - Friday 30 March, 2018

Heartbeat and Worzel Gummidge star Bill Maynard dies aged 89

He died in hospital not long after breaking his hip in a fall.

Culture - Thursday 29 March, 2018

More than 18 million people watched the reboot of 1990s sitcom Roseanne on Tuesday ABC

More than 18 million people watched the reboot of 1990s sitcom Roseanne on Tuesday

The hour-long debut was watched by 10% more viewers than the 1997 finale of the show.

Who was Francis MacManus, and how did he inspire Ireland's longest-running short story contest?

The competition – described as a “window on Irish society” – is now open to entries.

Culture - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'Like a candle in the darkness' - Researchers need volunteers to help spot dementia years before symptoms start

Around 55,000 people in Ireland suffer from the illness.

Culture - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Why two floors of Dublin's 'stately home of death' are still closed to the public

A large portion of the collection is off limits.

'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'

'The Celtic Tiger was ridiculous - it was a moment that needed to be dramatised'

We talk to Isobel Mahon, the writer and star of the play Boom?, which looks at boom-time Ireland.