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Culture - Today’s News

'Volunteers were sent for the coffins': New docs reveal IRA activities during War of Independence

The Brigade Activity Files are the latest release by the Military Service Pensions Collection.

Culture - Thursday 21 February, 2019

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 - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Want to get writing and featured on TheJournal.ie? RTÉ Radio 1's short story competition is now open

The winners of the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition will have their work featured on TheJournal.ie and on the station.

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85 RIP

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

The German high fashion icon was the creative director at Chanel since 1983.

Jussie Smollett's lawyers deny claims that he plotted an attack on himself, so what do we know so far?

Smollett was hospitalised last month and said he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

Culture - Monday 18 February, 2019

Brendan Gleeson and family team up for a short film about a psychic with terrible sons

Plus: We talk to short filmmakers Yasmine Akram and Sorcha Bacon to find out more about the medium.

Culture - Saturday 16 February, 2019

'It was many things to many people': This Temple Bar landmark closes today

The Eager Beaver has been a fixture of the area for decades.

Culture - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Felicity Jones says women have been 'put off' Hollywood by sexism

She was speaking ahead of the release of the film On The Basis of Sex, about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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.

Singer Ryan Adams accused of misconduct by seven women, including one who was underage

The New York Times report says Adams used his position in the music industry as leverage.

Culture - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Criticism over news Oscars won't be broadcasting editing or cinematography awards live

Prominent directors are not impressed.

Lauryn Hill and Liam Gallagher announce dates for Cork gigs

Lauryn Hill and Liam Gallagher announce dates for Cork gigs

Both will play Irish Independent Park in June.

Culture - Monday 11 February, 2019

What sort of funeral do you want? This new show wants to help you find out

It was inspired by the death of the creator’s father.

Lady G, Cardi B and Kacey Musgraves lead the way as women reign at the Grammys

It was also a good night for Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, who won four awards including song of the year.

The Favourite wins seven Baftas but Roma swoops in to take top gong

Irish-produced The Favourite had been nominated for 12 awards.

Culture - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Pixar deals with sexism in the workplace in this new short film

This is an issue that affects people across most industries.

Culture - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Youth orchestra for disabled musicians 'major step towards societal change'

The Le Chéile project will develop music groups for young disabled musicians in every province.

Culture - Thursday 7 February, 2019

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.

Queen movie director Bryan Singer's BAFTA nomination suspended over sexual assault allegations

The director has dismissed the fresh claims of sexual misconduct.

Culture - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

The Oscars has no host for the first time in 30 years but is promising 'phenomenal' presenters

TV network ABC says the hostless show could be a good thing.

Culture - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Mariah Carey is coming to Dublin for One Sweet Day this May

The US singer will perform in the 3 Arena on 22 May.

Culture - Monday 4 February, 2019

Banksy artwork that self-destructed is going on display in German museum

Girl with Balloon will be shown from tomorrow through to 3 March at the Frieder Burda museum.

Culture - Sunday 3 February, 2019

'The point of the play is to show people that talking is the key. Silence will kill you'

Two new plays from a Northern Irish theatre company are touring the island of Ireland – and want to shed light on men and mental health.

Culture - Saturday 2 February, 2019

'A positive first step': Abbey meets with theatre makers over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction'

Over 400 theatre makers have signed an open letter raising their concerns to Culture Minister Josepha Madigan.

'Horsemen and wild beasts': Dublin Apocalypse manuscript goes online for the first time

This 14th century Latin text has been held at Trinity College Dublin since the 19th century.

Culture - Thursday 31 January, 2019

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 30 January, 2019

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community UK

Government pledges £1m to redevelop London Irish Centre to help 'serve diverse needs' of community

The centre first opened in 1955 to meet the needs of new Irish emigrants to the English capital.

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'

That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.

Culture - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

A €10k international singing competition is taking place in Ireland this week

We talked to one of the contestants – who said it’s not all glamour, but a lot of graft.

Readers vote confessional essay collection Notes to Self the best Irish book of 2018

The book, written by Emilie Pine, was published by Tramp Press.

Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction'

The signatories of the letter, and representatives of the theatre and the Arts Council. will also appear before an Oireachtas committee tomorrow.

Culture - Monday 28 January, 2019

Ozzy Osbourne postpones Dublin gig due to 'very bad case of flu'

The concert was due to take place at the 3Arena on Wednesday 30 January.

Black Panther scores top prize at Screen Actors Guild Awards

The film won for best ensemble cast, defeating A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody and Crazy Rich Asians.

Culture - Sunday 27 January, 2019

'Two for Luke': Dublin's rocky road to two Luke Kelly statues

Next week’s unveiling(s) ends over two years of debate on whether the city needs two Luke Kellys.

Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's Oscar winners?

It was a good week for Irish cinema following the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominations.

Culture - Saturday 26 January, 2019

Opinion: It's hard to survive as a 30-something in a millennial’s world

It is only now, in my thirty-second year that I realise – I really am up to my neck in this millennial world and sinking fast, writes Leah Quinn.

Culture - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Here's what's in store for this year's Dublin International Film Festival

Highlights will include the Irish premieres of Papi Chulo and Eighth Grade.

Culture - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Chris Brown released without charge following Paris rape allegation

Brown was detained on potential charges of aggravated rape in the French capital yesterday.

Irish-produced film The Favourite receives 10 Oscar nominations

The nominees are in for the 91st Academy Awards.

Culture - Sunday 20 January, 2019

The story behind the greatest party that never happened

A behind-the-scenes look at the Fyre Festival has come to Netflix. It’s as bizarre as it sounds.

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