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Gardaí investigating 'violent disorder' at a funeral arrest eight people
# Galway
# Galway

Gardaí investigating 'violent disorder' at a funeral arrest eight people

46 minutes ago 7,782 Views 0 Comments

The arrests relate to an outbreak of violence at a funeral in Tuam, Co Galway in September.

DeChambeau, Mickelson and Garcia among stars to play Asian Tour's Saudi showpiece
# Attraction
From The42
# Attraction

DeChambeau, Mickelson and Garcia among stars to play Asian Tour's Saudi showpiece

52 minutes ago 489 Views 0 Comments

The Saudis’ big move into golf has been viewed with suspicion among some, especially the US PGA Tour and the European Tour.

Man pleads guilty to removing evidence from scene where Kean Mulready Woods was murdered last year
# Court
# Court

Man pleads guilty to removing evidence from scene where Kean Mulready Woods was murdered last year

57 minutes ago 5,132 Views 0 Comments

Kean Mulready Woods was killed in Dublin in January 2020.

'It’s an incredible occasion' - From 2020 heartbreak to Tipperary double success
# Dual Delight
From The42
# Dual Delight

'It’s an incredible occasion' - From 2020 heartbreak to Tipperary double success

Updated 57 minutes ago 3,629 Views 1 Comment

They were very different tears this time around for Noel McGrath.

Another former director of Web Summit has launched a High Court action against Paddy Cosgrave
# Courts
# Courts

Another former director of Web Summit has launched a High Court action against Paddy Cosgrave

1 hour ago 7,921 Views 0 Comments

Daire Hickey, who co-founded the tech conference, is alleging his rights as a minority shareholder were oppressed by Cosgrave.

Sweden elects first female prime minister for second time in a week
# Back Again
# Back Again

Sweden elects first female prime minister for second time in a week

Updated 1 hour ago 11,304 Views 2 Comments

Magdalena Andersson resigned last week after seven hours when her budget failed to pass, but has been re-elected.

Tiger Roll team considering Aintree return this weekend
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Tiger Roll team considering Aintree return this weekend

1 hour ago 599 Views 1 Comment

Al Boum Photo and Champ also entered in Many Clouds Chase.

Munster have been given the go-ahead to fly home from South Africa
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

Munster have been given the go-ahead to fly home from South Africa

1 hour ago 10,472 Views 4 Comments

Two members of the touring party will have to remain in Cape Town.

Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics, says WHO chief
# Covid-19 Accord
# Covid-19 Accord

Omicron shows need for global accord on pandemics, says WHO chief

2 hours ago 7,345 Views 6 Comments

A virtual meeting of the UN’s health agency is seeking to devise a global action plan for tackling future pandemics.

Man jailed for possessing over €100,000 of cross-border gang's ATM theft
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man jailed for possessing over €100,000 of cross-border gang's ATM theft

2 hours ago 4,618 Views 0 Comments

Niall Finnegan will serve three years for possessing the proceeds of ATM thefts by a criminal organisation.

Friday 18 September, 2015

Tourists went to New Zealand for Lord of the Rings. Will Star Wars movie fans go to Kerry?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tourists went to New Zealand for Lord of the Rings. Will Star Wars movie fans go to Kerry?

Sep 18th 2015, 5:00 PM 119 Views 32 Comments

The new Star Wars will bring balance to more than simply the force; maybe it might help balance some books as well, writes Darren Mooney.

Saturday 4 July, 2015

Blockbuster cinema is more interested in looking backwards than telling new stories
# Opinion
# Opinion

Blockbuster cinema is more interested in looking backwards than telling new stories

Jul 4th 2015, 7:30 PM 59 Views 30 Comments

Hollywood seems intent on taking viewers back to the films they loved growing up – perhaps hoping absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Saturday 23 May, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road – this generation may have found its Ellen Ripley
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mad Max: Fury Road – this generation may have found its Ellen Ripley

May 23rd 2015, 1:00 PM 394 Views 38 Comments

Characters like Charlize Theron’s Furiosa are so important, particularly in a pop culture landscape that has come to take stock gender roles for granted.

Saturday 8 November, 2014

Opinion: Pop culture is saturated with throwbacks to the 1960s right now – but why?
# Culture
# Culture

Opinion: Pop culture is saturated with throwbacks to the 1960s right now – but why?

Nov 8th 2014, 7:00 PM 64 Views 13 Comments

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is in part an ode to the decade – while shows like Mad Men and traces of ’60s sci-fi dystopian themes in literature also highlight how we’re drawn to the era.

Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Column: Does celebrity opinion promote or distract from the news?
# Seeing Stars
# Seeing Stars

Column: Does celebrity opinion promote or distract from the news?

Aug 13th 2014, 8:00 PM 617 Views 26 Comments

Many celebrities have weighed in on the recent violence in Gaza; are they opening an important dialogue or just mouthing off about things they don’t understand?

Saturday 3 May, 2014

Opinion: The King of Monsters, America, and the legacy of the bomb – will Godzilla be done justice?
# Lost In Translation
# Lost In Translation

Opinion: The King of Monsters, America, and the legacy of the bomb – will Godzilla be done justice?

May 3rd 2014, 7:00 PM 309 Views 27 Comments

Director Gareth Edwards must balance the demands of a big budget blockbuster with the historical and cultural importance of Godzilla. Not a simple task, as previous versions have shown.

Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Column: Nothing guarantees peace on Earth like classic Christmas movie
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nothing guarantees peace on Earth like classic Christmas movie

Dec 25th 2013, 1:30 PM 36 Views 2 Comments

In the midst of all this joyous chaos, it’s nice to be able to sit back and enjoy a holiday flick… but what exactly counts as a Christmas movie?

Monday 1 April, 2013

Column: Can Hollywood produce a female lead who's interesting in her own right?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Can Hollywood produce a female lead who's interesting in her own right?

Apr 1st 2013, 7:00 PM 50 Views 47 Comments

The movie industry is beginning to cater for female audiences, but the likes of Bella Swan are no Ripley in terms of role models for women, writes Darren Mooney.