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Thursday 26 March, 2020

Trailer Watch: What film will you stream this weekend?

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few.

Your evening longread: Harry Houdini and the art of escape

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

The Explainer: What are the British doing to battle Covid-19?

Why did the UK take the approach it did, and what does it mean? That’s what we’re looking at in this week’s episode.

Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Your evening longread: Why are tourists drawn to Chernobyl?

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Your evening longread: How the site Cameo makes cash from D-list celebrities

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Monday 23 March, 2020

Your evening longread: Can science protect us against the avalanche?

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Sunday 22 March, 2020

Sitdown Sunday: The reality show that leaves two people 'naked and afraid' in the wilderness

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

Saturday 21 March, 2020

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?

What do you turn to when you need to be cheered up or comforted?

'Overwhelming number' of applications to fund for Irish creators in need due to coronavirus

The fund was set up by the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, Dublin.

Friday 20 March, 2020

Your evening longread: The strange world of the jungle prince of Delhi

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Yes, you need to self-isolate while waiting for a coronavirus test - here's what else you need know

What you need to know about self-isolation, quarantine and how it all works.

Thursday 19 March, 2020

Trailer Watch: Which film will you stream this weekend?

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few.

Your evening longread: The real story behind the 'bling ring' who robbed celebrities' houses

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

The Explainer: How did misinformation about the coronavirus spread on Whatsapp in Ireland?

One of the striking things about the coronavirus outbreak is the sheer scale of misinformation being spread about it. We take a look at why, and what it means.

Some supermarkets are banning children - but does the science back up their reasons?

One experts says that it has not been confirmed yet if children are vectors.

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Your evening longread: How UFOs became an obsession

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Is it OK to go for that walk outdoors? What you need to know about social distancing

We look at the expert advice on the matter.

From art to fitness, here's how to keep your kids entertained online during social distancing

People are using their skills to help parents through online videos and downloads.

Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Your evening longread: My life as a quiz obsessive

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis

The film, written by Roddy Doyle, follows a homeless family over 36 hours.

Monday 16 March, 2020

'We built a pub in our sitting room': Ireland's creators put their work online as shows are cancelled

Some are seeing fans donate money in an effort to help them recoup lost earnings.

Your evening longread: A family story told through a recipe for seaweed soup

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

'It's all about assessing risk': How to protect yourself and family at home from the coronavirus

We look at the latest advice and speak to a virologist.

Sunday 15 March, 2020

Sitdown Sunday: How the Love is Blind cast felt about the show

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

Saturday 14 March, 2020

Barry Keoghan on Irish gangster film Calm With Horses: 'We all know characters like them'

The film was shot in the West of Ireland.

Friday 13 March, 2020

Simon Harris: Anyone returning from Spain and Italy will be asked to restrict movements for two weeks

The Health Minister made the announcement today.

Thursday 12 March, 2020

'We shouldn't stockpile': Ministers Harris and Humphreys warn against coronavirus panic-buying

The ministers were speaking today following the announcement about the closure of schools, colleges and cultural institutions from 6pm.

Tuesday 10 March, 2020

The Explainer: What Super Tuesday and the latest US primaries could mean for Trump

Wondering what Super Tuesday is, and what happened with it last night? We have all the answers.

Sunday 8 March, 2020

How Ireland's 100-year-old céilí band stays relevant in 2020

We talked to its oldest and youngest members.

Eimear McBride: 'The amount of 'she's not a genius, she's a very naughty girl' I've got is just ridiculous'

The critically-acclaimed Irish author speaks to us about her new novel Strange Hotel.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside 'the Stalinist Truman Show'

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

Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'

In his debut novel The Last Day, QI Elf Andrew Hunter Murray writes about a world that’s half in shadow, half in light.

Friday 6 March, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today.

'Money is a challenge - and it rarely if ever feels glamorous': Irish filmmakers on how the industry really works

We spoke to Lorcan Finnegan, Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor and Neasa Hardiman.

Thursday 5 March, 2020

Trailer Watch: Dublin International Film Festival highlights

Our final roundup for this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Sunday 1 March, 2020

Sitdown Sunday: Life and romance aren't like the movies

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

Friday 28 February, 2020

'I started asking the question - who are the great female directors?'

A new multi-part documentary aims to address the perception that women haven’t been directing films for decades.

Thursday 27 February, 2020

The Explainer: What you need to know about Covid-19

We cut through the scaremongering to answer the most common questions about the situation.