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Culture - Today’s News

Students at Ireland's first drama school for people with intellectual disabilities to graduate today

The students have already launched their own theatre company, and will unveil a play in the new year.

Culture - Yesterday’s News

The Strypes are splitting up Spitting Image This post contains videos

The Strypes are splitting up

The young band had Irish and international success in recent years.

Culture - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Abuse, addiction and redemption: Mary Coughlan explores her extraordinary life

The singer looks at her life and at the wider Irish society and how it’s changed through the new show, created with Brokentalkers, Valgeir Sigurdsson and Mongoose.

Culture - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Ireland in a Snapshot: Blaamageddon - what happened when I went to a Waterford flour fight

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

From Metallica to Leonard Cohen: Renowned Irish music photographer Ruth Medjber on a decade of gigs

Ahead of launching her first solo exhibition Medjber talks about life in a ‘boys club’.

The Little Museum of Dublin is on the move... to the building next door

The Little Museum of Dublin was established in 2011 and since then has become a popular tourist destination.

Culture - Monday 5 November, 2018

The Spice Girls are back - but Irish fans will be left disappointed by UK-only tour Viva Forever This post contains videos

The Spice Girls are back - but Irish fans will be left disappointed by UK-only tour

Four of the band’s original five members will reform for a six-date UK stadium tour.

'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre

The Irish Refugee Council said it hopes this show will contribute to the conversation taking place around the direct provision system.

Culture - Sunday 4 November, 2018

The Irish for... 'Why the naming of new technologies in Irish can be more controversial than with English'

Darach Ó Séaghdha talks us through the Irish words for emerging technology, including ‘computer’, ‘selfie’ and ‘spam’, exploring their roots and meaning.

Culture - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Ireland in a snapshot: The transformation of photography in the digital age

Each week, photographer and filmmaker Donal Moloney shares a small piece of Ireland that reflects the bigger picture.

Culture - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Ireland's entertainment world comes out for funeral of Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds RIP This post contains images

Ireland's entertainment world comes out for funeral of Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds

The 52 year-old was found dead at his home last week.

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 30 October, 2018

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'

Crime writer Sam Blake explains that writing and reading crime can help you get away from the news when it’s grim. And unlike in real life, there’ll always be a satisfying ending.

Murderer, Irish-American gangster, FBI informer: The Whitey Bulger story

The author of Black Mass and Bulger’s biography Dick Lehr speaks to us about the criminal’s life.

Culture - Monday 29 October, 2018

New exhibition aims to deshroud mystery around Countess Markievicz

Ireland’s first female minister was an artist, aristocrat, prisoner, suffragette and soldier.

Culture - Sunday 28 October, 2018

'Can you imagine how horrific that must be?': Ex-IRA man pens book about tiger robberies

Richard O’Rawe was one of the H-block Blanketmen during the Troubles, and has written previously about the life of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four.

People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book

New book on Dún Laoghaire pier takes the reader down memory lane.

Culture - Saturday 27 October, 2018

More than two thirds of voters want to keep the Angelus

Irish looks to have repealed blasphemy from the Constitution, but voters are keen to keep the Angelus.

Culture - Friday 26 October, 2018

Megyn Kelly dropped from US TV show after blackface comments

Kelly’s contract with NBC News is reported to be $69 million.

Culture - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Music promoter and Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds dies suddenly aged 52 POD

Music promoter and Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds dies suddenly aged 52

The music promoter died suddenly at his home in Dublin this evening.

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.

Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards

You can vote for your favourites across the categories.

Culture - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'My mates used to slag Travellers. Soon I realised it was me they were slagging, because I came from that.'

Steo Wall, who has just released his first album ‘Where I’m From’, struggled with his Traveller heritage until he found the words to express it to others.

Culture - Saturday 20 October, 2018

What do you do when the chart-topping band you toured the world with quietly collapses?

Boomtown Rat Garry Roberts has had a pretty interesting career. Actually, he’s had a few of them.

Culture - Friday 19 October, 2018

'Local Hero': A new documentary revisits a Kildare farmer's battle with the state

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid is showing at selected cinemas now.

Culture - Thursday 18 October, 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.

Motion capture kisses and robotic companion cats: Intimacy exhibition explores technology and human connection Closeness This post contains videos

Motion capture kisses and robotic companion cats: Intimacy exhibition explores technology and human connection

The new exhibition will run until February 24, 2019 at the Science Gallery in Trinity College, Dublin.

Culture - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

‘I knew I'd never do anything as important again’: Wood Quay Archaeologist over 40 years on

One of the most controversial events of the 1970s the bulldozing of Dublin’s Wood Quay is the subject of a new TG4 documentary.

Culture - Saturday 13 October, 2018

An Irish-language festival is coming to Dublin next week ... here's what's in store

IMRAM, the Irish language literature festival, is taking place in multiple venues around Dublin from Monday.

'Van Morrison's landmark album Astral Weeks turns 50 this weekend. We tracked down the musicians who played on it'

A new documentary looks at how a 23-year old introvert from east Belfast overcame the mob, US Immigration, poverty, and his own tricky personality, to make one of the most enduring and best-loved albums ever recorded.

Superstitious symbols and shoes hidden under floorboards: The house where medieval and modern Dublin meet 9/9A Aungier Street This post contains videos

Superstitious symbols and shoes hidden under floorboards: The house where medieval and modern Dublin meet

9/9A Aungier Street dates back to 1664 where it was constructed as a medieval estate outside the old city wall.

Culture - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Poll: Will you watch the London Late Late? On Tour This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the London Late Late?

Ryan Tubridy takes the RTÉ flagship show to London tomorrow.

Kylie Minogue has rescheduled her Irish gigs for early December

The singer cancelled her Dublin and Belfast gigs last Sunday due to a throat infection.

Culture - Monday 8 October, 2018

Taylor Swift breaks political silence to endorse Democrats

The US midterm elections are taking place next month.

Culture - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about 90s films?

How much can you remember about the decade that was?

Culture - Saturday 6 October, 2018

'It makes you very angry': Rosie stars Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford on the homeless crisis

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

Banksy artwork self-destructs after selling for €1.2 million at London auction

“It appears we just got Banksy-ed.”

'We're starting afresh': Meet the woman breathing new life into Cork Jazz Festival after 40 years

It’s the 41st year of the festival and there’s a new woman at the helm.

Culture - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'Marriage, love, sex': A new documentary meets those who met under Clerys clock

Under the Clock features couples whose romance began on O’Connell Street.

Culture - Monday 1 October, 2018

BAI backs 'immediate' €30m-a-year increase in public funding for RTÉ

Ireland’s broadcasting regulator says both RTÉ and TG4 deliver value for Irish audiences.

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