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Culture - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Essential films by Black female filmmakers at VMDIFF

Feb 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 8,982 Views 11 Comments

We have trailers for films you can check out at this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Culture - Monday 22 February, 2021

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have made an eight-part podcast
# Renegades
# Renegades

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen have made an eight-part podcast

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:45 PM 10,060 Views 3 Comments

The pair met for the first time during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and have since become friends.

French music duo Daft Punk announce split
# Digital Love
# Digital Love

French music duo Daft Punk announce split

Feb 22nd 2021, 3:54 PM 31,582 Views 34 Comments

The producers are among the most influential musical acts of the past 30 years.

Culture - Friday 19 February, 2021

Sofa Watch: Jive talkin' with Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Jive talkin' with Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton

Feb 19th 2021, 6:30 PM 20,212 Views 5 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Culture - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Trailer Watch: What to watch this weekend - plus WIN tickets for Dublin Film Festival galas
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: What to watch this weekend - plus WIN tickets for Dublin Film Festival galas

Feb 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,221 Views 7 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching – and a competition in association with the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Culture - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Cast for TV series of Sally Rooney's novel Conversations With Friends announced
# Casting
# Casting

Cast for TV series of Sally Rooney's novel Conversations With Friends announced

Feb 17th 2021, 4:29 PM 28,228 Views 5 Comments

The series is hoped to follow in the footsteps of smash hit Normal People, which was aired in 2020.

Culture - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Abbey Theatre actress and Fr Ted star Rynagh O'Grady dies
# RIP
# RIP

Abbey Theatre actress and Fr Ted star Rynagh O'Grady dies

Feb 9th 2021, 2:41 PM 55,473 Views 20 Comments

O’Grady first appeared on the stage of Ireland’s National Theatre in 1969.

Culture - Thursday 28 January, 2021

'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94
# RIP
# RIP

'One of the funniest of all time': Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman dies aged 94

Jan 28th 2021, 8:26 AM 30,719 Views 14 Comments

Millions of viewers knew the actor as the self-absorbed neighbour Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Culture - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Tributes paid to 'superstar' Cork soprano Cara O'Sullivan
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to 'superstar' Cork soprano Cara O'Sullivan

Jan 27th 2021, 8:37 AM 93,065 Views 14 Comments

“When she unleashed her vocal fireworks, she made time stand still,” the artistic director of Irish National Opera said of Cara.

Culture - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September
# Beautiful World
# Beautiful World

New novel from Normal People author Sally Rooney to be published in September

Jan 12th 2021, 5:18 PM 16,954 Views 12 Comments

Beautiful World, Where Are You follows two best friends as they navigate love, friendship and sex heading into their thirties.

'Some of the fans went way beyond what was acceptable... Arsène was deeply hurt'
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'Some of the fans went way beyond what was acceptable... Arsène was deeply hurt'

Jan 12th 2021, 8:00 AM 30,576 Views 18 Comments

French journalist Philippe Auclair is the latest guest on Behind the Lines.

Culture - Monday 11 January, 2021

Toy Show and Varadkar's Patrick's Day address most-watched RTÉ broadcasts last year
# Television
# Television

Toy Show and Varadkar's Patrick's Day address most-watched RTÉ broadcasts last year

Jan 11th 2021, 3:29 PM 12,281 Views 20 Comments

Normal People is up there too.

Culture - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Dr Dre 'doing great' in hospital after reported brain aneurysm
# Straight Outta Compton
# Straight Outta Compton

Dr Dre 'doing great' in hospital after reported brain aneurysm

Jan 6th 2021, 1:12 PM 23,074 Views 28 Comments

The 55-year-old rapper born Andre Young is among hip hop’s most influential figures.

Culture - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

'A lot of people lost their jobs overnight': Making an Irish film in the age of Covid-19
# On Camera
# On Camera

'A lot of people lost their jobs overnight': Making an Irish film in the age of Covid-19

Jan 5th 2021, 7:30 PM 14,977 Views 3 Comments

We talked to a filmmaker and Screen Ireland about getting back up and running.

Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020
# Publishing
# Publishing

Champagne Football was the biggest-selling Irish-published book in 2020

Jan 5th 2021, 5:11 PM 20,228 Views 25 Comments

Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan’s book sold over 49,300 copies.

Culture - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Bagatelle frontman Liam Reilly has died aged 65
# Summer In Dublin
# Summer In Dublin

Bagatelle frontman Liam Reilly has died aged 65

Jan 2nd 2021, 11:05 AM 85,571 Views 65 Comments

“We know that his many friends and countless fans around the world will share in our grief as we mourn his loss,” his family said in a statement.

Culture - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about Roald Dahl and his books?
# Imagination
# Imagination

Quiz: How much do you know about Roald Dahl and his books?

Dec 31st 2020, 11:00 AM 28,684 Views 17 Comments

The theme of the Toy Show was ‘the wonderful world of Roald Dahl’ – let’s take a closer look at that world.

Culture - Friday 25 December, 2020

'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops
# Books
# Books

'Our online orders went up overnight - we sold a lot of classics': How Covid-19 affected Irish book shops

Dec 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 22,888 Views 5 Comments

Booksellers say that people turned to fiction in lockdown – and book sales are up 4% on last year.

The best Irish films to watch this Christmas
# Streaming
# Streaming

The best Irish films to watch this Christmas

Dec 25th 2020, 1:30 PM 21,804 Views 6 Comments

From classics to new films.

Spending the day on the couch? Here's every film on RTÉ and Virgin today
# Telly
# Telly

Spending the day on the couch? Here's every film on RTÉ and Virgin today

Dec 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 45,075 Views 31 Comments

You’ve a lot of choice.

Culture - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world tonight? Here are a few options
# He's Coming
# He's Coming

Do you want to track Santa's trip around the world tonight? Here are a few options

Dec 24th 2020, 4:30 PM 34,590 Views 8 Comments

It’s the night before Christmas…

Culture - Friday 18 December, 2020

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movie
# Movie

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Dec 18th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,759 Views 14 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Monday 14 December, 2020

English espionage author John le Carré dies aged 89
# RIP
# RIP

English espionage author John le Carré dies aged 89

Dec 14th 2020, 6:43 AM 11,184 Views 7 Comments

Le Carré, who’s real name was David Cornwell, passed away from pneumonia.

Culture - Friday 11 December, 2020

Harrison Ford to appear in a fifth instalment of Indiana Jones
# Indiana Jones
# Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford to appear in a fifth instalment of Indiana Jones

Dec 11th 2020, 5:40 PM 19,086 Views 25 Comments

The announcement was made by Disney film executives at a briefing with investors.

Eastenders actress Barbara Windsor dies aged 83
# RIP
# RIP

Eastenders actress Barbara Windsor dies aged 83

Dec 11th 2020, 12:30 AM 56,018 Views 29 Comments

Windsor was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014 and made the news public in 2018.

Culture - Thursday 10 December, 2020

The US reviews of Wild Mountain Thyme say it's 'demented' and 'nonsense'
# WildMountainThyme
# WildMountainThyme

The US reviews of Wild Mountain Thyme say it's 'demented' and 'nonsense'

Dec 10th 2020, 10:15 PM 56,156 Views 38 Comments

One review said it couldn’t be a broader caricature of Irish culture if it were directed by a pint of Guinness.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Film
# Film

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Dec 10th 2020, 8:00 PM 18,896 Views 26 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Today marks 40 years since John Lennon was shot dead on his doorstep in New York
# John Lennon
# John Lennon

Today marks 40 years since John Lennon was shot dead on his doorstep in New York

Dec 8th 2020, 9:28 AM 16,474 Views 43 Comments

Mark Chapman shot the singer on 8 December 1980.

Culture - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Mark Hamill leads tributes to Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse following death
# RIP
# RIP

Mark Hamill leads tributes to Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse following death

Updated Nov 29th 2020, 4:15 PM 39,857 Views 22 Comments

David Prowse, the British actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85.

Culture - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners

Nov 25th 2020, 8:35 PM 19,756 Views 5 Comments

“It’s just a privilege,” Eason Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan told us.

Culture - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Nov 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 24,423 Views 4 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Monday 16 November, 2020

Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun
# As Gaeilge
# As Gaeilge

Extract: Manchán Magan on the the controversy around the Irish word leprechaun

Nov 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 68,412 Views 49 Comments

Taken from an extract from his book, 32 Words For Field, which has been nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.

Culture - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about crowns?
# The Crown
# The Crown

Quiz: How much do you know about crowns?

Nov 14th 2020, 10:00 PM 46,781 Views 20 Comments

Whet your appetite for The Crown.

Culture - Friday 13 November, 2020

Sofa Watch: Not just the usual suspects tonight as Gabriel Byrne and Andrea Bocelli join Ryan
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Not just the usual suspects tonight as Gabriel Byrne and Andrea Bocelli join Ryan

Nov 13th 2020, 6:30 PM 19,534 Views 18 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Culture - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

These stunning colourised photos give a new look at Ireland's past
# Old Ireland In Colour
# Old Ireland In Colour

These stunning colourised photos give a new look at Ireland's past

Nov 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 70,346 Views 23 Comments

They’ve been compiled into a book that is nominated in this year’s Irish Book Awards.

Culture - Friday 6 November, 2020

Sofa Watch: Ryan gets down to business, Deirdre O'Kane gets Shortt
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Ryan gets down to business, Deirdre O'Kane gets Shortt

Nov 6th 2020, 6:30 PM 30,982 Views 24 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Culture - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Your evening longread: What makes athletes bottle it under pressure?
# Have A Read
# Have A Read

Your evening longread: What makes athletes bottle it under pressure?

Nov 5th 2020, 8:30 PM 9,629 Views 1 Comment

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Nov 5th 2020, 8:30 PM 19,669 Views 12 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Your evening longread: Behind the scenes of Deal or No Deal
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Behind the scenes of Deal or No Deal

Nov 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 19,059 Views 11 Comments

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

Culture - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween
# ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
# ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

Spooky skies: Rare blue moon to shine over Ireland on Halloween

Oct 29th 2020, 9:45 PM 45,870 Views 15 Comments

It will be the second full moon of this calendar month, making it a “Blue Moon”.