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Culture - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Minister Martin: We can protect our artists by covering their basic living costs

Mar 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 39,280 Views 57 Comments

The creative sector was badly hit by the pandemic and has most to benefit from a Universal Basic Income pilot, write the Arts Minister.

Culture - Friday 19 March, 2021

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter survey launched to develop platform rules for world leaders

Mar 19th 2021, 7:40 PM 10,591 Views 14 Comments

The announcement was made by the Twitter Safety Team in a blog post.

Culture - Thursday 18 March, 2021

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Mar 18th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,070 Views 24 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Culture - Monday 15 March, 2021

Irish animated film Wolfwalkers among this year's Oscar nominees
# Nominees
# Nominees

Irish animated film Wolfwalkers among this year's Oscar nominees

Mar 15th 2021, 12:54 PM 19,018 Views 6 Comments

This year’s awards will take place on 25 April.

Beyoncé makes history at the Grammys as Irish rockers Fontaines D.C. miss out
# Put A Gong On It
# Put A Gong On It

Beyoncé makes history at the Grammys as Irish rockers Fontaines D.C. miss out

Mar 15th 2021, 8:36 AM 27,941 Views 31 Comments

Beyoncé now holds more Grammys than any other female artist.

Culture - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Judas and the Black Messiah: The story of the FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party
# Film
# Film

Judas and the Black Messiah: The story of the FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party

Mar 13th 2021, 8:00 PM 22,931 Views 9 Comments

The new film, directed by Shaka King, stars Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya.

Culture - Friday 12 March, 2021

Sofa Watch: Champ and Major Biden sit down with Oprah
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Champ and Major Biden sit down with Oprah

Mar 12th 2021, 6:30 PM 29,524 Views 1 Comment

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

Culture - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special
# Vmdiff
# Vmdiff

Trailer Watch: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival special

Mar 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 7,319 Views 2 Comments

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

Culture - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It reinforced my sense of belonging': One Dublin One Book author Rónán Hession on his life in reading

Mar 9th 2021, 7:30 PM 12,762 Views 7 Comments

Author Rónán Hession’s debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is this year’s One Dublin One Book selection – here, he writes about the joy reading has brought to his life.

Culture - Saturday 6 March, 2021

The fascinating story of the castrato who scandalised Ireland
# Tenducci
# Tenducci

The fascinating story of the castrato who scandalised Ireland

Mar 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 47,461 Views 19 Comments

The story of Fernando Tenducci is told through a new CD of songs he would have sung back in the 18th century.

How a thriller documentary about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi felt the chilling effect of Saudi oil dollars
# The Dissident
# The Dissident

How a thriller documentary about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi felt the chilling effect of Saudi oil dollars

Mar 6th 2021, 6:00 PM 40,147 Views 12 Comments

Filmmaker Bryan Fogel speaks to TheJournal.ie about his new film at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Culture - Thursday 4 March, 2021

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'
# A Worm In The Heart
# A Worm In The Heart

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'

Mar 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 14,286 Views 5 Comments

A new Irish documentary looks at the crackdown on LGBT+ rights in Russia. We spoke to its director.

Culture - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

'For Sheriff Street to be seen outside of Ireland in a positive light, it feels like a dream'
# Up De Flats
# Up De Flats

'For Sheriff Street to be seen outside of Ireland in a positive light, it feels like a dream'

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:30 PM 37,266 Views 4 Comments

Artist Gemma Dunleavy features in Playback, a showcase premiering at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival this Sunday.

Culture - Friday 26 February, 2021

Sofa Watch: Mary Robinson speaks to Tubridy about being 'horribly tricked' in Dubai princess case
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Mary Robinson speaks to Tubridy about being 'horribly tricked' in Dubai princess case

Feb 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 31,720 Views 24 Comments

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

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
# Maps
# Maps

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

Feb 26th 2021, 9:26 AM 41,044 Views 46 Comments

Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.

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 9,011 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 10,092 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 31,645 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 20,277 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 17,286 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 30,121 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 55,652 Views 21 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 30,776 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 93,178 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 17,010 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 30,646 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 12,374 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 23,101 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 15,393 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 20,350 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 85,799 Views 63 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 28,826 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 22,953 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 21,875 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 45,337 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 34,907 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 21,781 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 11,203 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 19,105 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 56,044 Views 29 Comments

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