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Culture - Friday 29 December, 2017

Culture - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Bono said that music has become 'very girly' and a lot of people aren't happy about it

The Irish rock star was speaking to Rolling Stone magazine.

These were our favourite films of 2017 - what about you?

We want to know what had you glued to the screen this year.

From The42 How a rom-com writer ended up making a film about one of sport's most infamous scandals I Tonya

How a rom-com writer ended up making a film about one of sport's most infamous scandals

The unforgettable story of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

Irish people are more fertile than almost all of our European peers

Birth rates are down, but Ireland still has more babies than most.

Culture - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Quiz: How well do you know Game of Thrones?

You know nothing, Jon Snow.

Poll: When was the last time you went to a panto? Oh Yes She Did This post contains a poll

Poll: When was the last time you went to a panto?

Is it behind you?

'A hit US podcast is a life-changer - in Ireland it might not even have a sponsor'

2017 has seen the world of podcasting grow in Ireland – we talked to the people behind the Headstuff Podcast Network.

Gal Gadot and Kerry Washington to co-present Golden Globes next month

A number of A-listers have said they’d stage a silent protest at this year’s ceremony against harassment in the film industry.

These are the books we'll all be talking about in 2018

Here’s the definitive list.

'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast Skellig Luke This post contains videos

'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast

Actors Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley had some very nice things to say about filming in Ireland.

Culture - Monday 25 December, 2017

From Patricio Lynch to Che Guevara: The story of the Cuban revolutionary's Irish links

We spoke to Epic, the Irish emigration museum about the Irish lineage behind Che Guevara, Rihanna and the US social activist Mother Jones.

Culture - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Quiz: Can you match the quote to the Christmas film?

“My family is in Florida, and I’m in New York.”

FactFind: How much sugar does Santa consume in Ireland on Christmas Eve?

Most of us would leave out something for the arrival of the man from the North Pole, but how much does Santa get through?

It's been 100 years since two Dublin ships were torpedoed just before Christmas

36 people died in two separate attacks just 10 days before Christmas in December 1917.

Culture - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Debate Room: Is Die Hard a Christmas film? Yippee Ki-yay This post contains a poll

Debate Room: Is Die Hard a Christmas film?

Two of our team had a heated disagreement about it and, here, they make their claims.

'It's this year's Buzz Lightyear': Why we flock to bookshops to buy gifts at Christmas time

Bookshops do nearly half their annual trade in the run up to Christmas as stock flies off the shelves.

Culture - Friday 22 December, 2017

Quiz: Why were these randomers in the news in 2017?

Can you remember what this lot were up to in the year just past?

Culture - Thursday 21 December, 2017

New development to replace former Screen Cinema granted permission by Dublin City Council

New development to replace former Screen Cinema granted permission by Dublin City Council

The iconic cinema, located on Hawkins Street, closed in early 2016.

Culture - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'Baldy toilet brush': Locals aren't happy with Rome's wilted Christmas tree

The tree cost the city almost €50,000.

Culture - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Atlas of the Irish Revolution named Ireland's best book of the year

It was given the award by the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards today.

Culture - Monday 18 December, 2017

From now on, bags of Tayto will feature the flavour as Gaeilge

Mála brioscáin phrátaí faoi bhlas cáise agus oinniúin, más é do thoil é.

Catastrophe star Ashley Jensen 'devastated' after death of husband

Terence Beesley briefly appeared on Eastenders in the 1990s.

You can now see the winter solstice at Newgrange without a ticket

And without having to leave your home.

Culture - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Sitdown Sunday: The life and tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

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

Culture - Saturday 16 December, 2017

'The kids' faces light up': Meet the Dubliners who go all-out to decorate their homes for Christmas Warming Glow This post contains videos

'The kids' faces light up': Meet the Dubliners who go all-out to decorate their homes for Christmas

These householders go the extra mile to bring a bit of happiness to their areas each winter.

Culture - Friday 15 December, 2017

The film where Pierce Brosnan (almost) plays Gerry Adams is on Netflix now

That’s the weekend viewing sorted, so.

Culture - Thursday 14 December, 2017

'He threatened to kill me': Salma Hayek alleges years of harassment from 'monster' Harvey Weinstein

She said Weinstein told her “I will kill you. Don’t think I can’t.”

Culture - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

U2 write letter supporting the Freedom of Dublin being stripped from Aung San Suu Kyi

Councillors are looking at how to remove the award from her.

Culture - Monday 11 December, 2017

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for a Golden Globe

Martin McDonagh and the Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon have also been nominated for awards.

Queens of the Stone Age frontman under fire for kicking photographer during gig Josh Homme This post contains videos

Queens of the Stone Age frontman under fire for kicking photographer during gig

Josh Homme apologised and said he was in a “state of being lost in performance”.

Culture - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Here are 9 stunning entries to Sony's photography competition

Reindeer, bubbles, lightning and footballers are some of the subjects of the best photos that have been sent in so far.

Culture - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

Saoirse Ronan was asked about that dodgy Aer Lingus sketch on the Late Late last night

“It was fun! It’s a comedy show.”

'Oh hai!': The enduring appeal of the worst film ever made

The Room has been described as the Citizen Kane of bad movies, and is now the subject of a new film by James Franco.

Shawshank Redemption star makes dramatic dent in re-offending rates for real prisoners

A new drama programme organised by Tim Robbins has encouraged hardened criminals to reform.

Culture - Friday 8 December, 2017

Leo Varadkar brings 'World's Best Taoiseach' mug to Brexit prep meeting

Which – technically – is an accurate statement.

Pictures: Parts of Ireland were a little snowed under today

Ireland and Northern Ireland got a dousing of snow thanks to Storm Caroline last night.

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