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Culture - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed
# Consent
# Consent

Why the conversation around Normal People's sex scenes shows how Ireland has changed

May 2nd 2020, 10:00 AM 49,975 Views 70 Comments

The issue of consent is to the forefront – and the complaints are at a minimum.

Culture - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Ticketmaster is no longer refunding fees on returns for rescheduled gig tickets
# Terms And Conditions
# Terms And Conditions

Ticketmaster is no longer refunding fees on returns for rescheduled gig tickets

Apr 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 95,121 Views 61 Comments

The terms and conditions have been updated since earlier this month.

Culture - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know Alfred Hitchcock films?
# Master Of Suspense
# Master Of Suspense

Quiz: How well do you know Alfred Hitchcock films?

Apr 29th 2020, 9:40 PM 27,326 Views 15 Comments

Today is the 40th anniversary of the great filmmaker’s death.

Culture - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

The Remote: Normal People hype and was Italia '90 really that good? - it's your weekly TV Guide
# On The Box
# On The Box

The Remote: Normal People hype and was Italia '90 really that good? - it's your weekly TV Guide

Apr 28th 2020, 6:00 PM 21,008 Views 10 Comments

We’ve got you covered for some shows to sink your teeth into this week.

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'Finding a voice, where they found a vision': Eavan Boland's powerful voice for women is remembered
# Poetry
# Poetry

'Finding a voice, where they found a vision': Eavan Boland's powerful voice for women is remembered

Apr 28th 2020, 11:33 AM 8,349 Views 2 Comments

The Irish poet passed away aged 75.

Culture - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'The exact opposite of social distancing': The makers of Normal People on bringing Irish sex to TV screens
# Book To Screen
# Book To Screen

'The exact opposite of social distancing': The makers of Normal People on bringing Irish sex to TV screens

Apr 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 95,372 Views 26 Comments

Based on the best-selling Irish novel of the same name, the show has generated huge hype.

Culture - Friday 24 April, 2020

Sofa Watch: Let's all watch Arnold Schwarzenegger feed his donkey and miniature pet horse
# Let's Chat
# Let's Chat

Sofa Watch: Let's all watch Arnold Schwarzenegger feed his donkey and miniature pet horse

Apr 24th 2020, 6:00 PM 19,180 Views 9 Comments

The best clips from the US late night shows, and the low-down on the Late Late and Graham lineups.

Culture - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Trailer Watch: Which film are you going to stream this weekend?
# Streaming
# Streaming

Trailer Watch: Which film are you going to stream this weekend?

Apr 23rd 2020, 7:30 PM 21,274 Views 26 Comments

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few options.

Culture - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know 1990s Irish rock?
# Music Scene
# Music Scene

Quiz: How well do you know 1990s Irish rock?

Apr 22nd 2020, 9:30 PM 47,904 Views 29 Comments

Cast your mind back.

Culture - Monday 20 April, 2020

Quiz: Can you get full marks in this notoriously difficult University Challenge quiz?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: Can you get full marks in this notoriously difficult University Challenge quiz?

Apr 20th 2020, 9:30 PM 70,790 Views 51 Comments

The final of this year’s competition aired tonight on BBC Two.

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week
# Movies Of The Week
# Movies Of The Week

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week

Apr 20th 2020, 5:10 PM 29,990 Views 34 Comments

From leave-your-brain-at-the-door action to award-winning classics – here are some recommendations for the week ahead.

Culture - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Zombie by The Cranberries becomes first Irish song to break one billion plays on Youtube
# In Your Heeeeeaaddd
# In Your Heeeeeaaddd

Zombie by The Cranberries becomes first Irish song to break one billion plays on Youtube

Apr 18th 2020, 4:13 PM 45,835 Views 93 Comments

Only five other songs from the last century haven broken the one billion mark.

Culture - Thursday 16 April, 2020

Trailer Watch: What film will you stream this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: What film will you stream this weekend?

Apr 16th 2020, 8:30 PM 28,464 Views 31 Comments

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few options.

Culture - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Banksy reveals new artwork as he 'works from home' during lockdown
# Rat Tat Tat Tat
# Rat Tat Tat Tat

Banksy reveals new artwork as he 'works from home' during lockdown

Apr 15th 2020, 10:40 PM 59,257 Views 49 Comments

Banksy’s trademark rat can be seen causing mayhem in a bathroom.

Culture - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'My sister is not a statistic': High emotion on Liveline as woman recites poem for her deceased sister
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My sister is not a statistic': High emotion on Liveline as woman recites poem for her deceased sister

Apr 14th 2020, 4:30 PM 41,530 Views 15 Comments

Dorothy Duffy spoke about the passing of her sister Rose on 4 April.

Culture - Monday 13 April, 2020

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week
# Tv Movies
# Tv Movies

Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week

Apr 13th 2020, 1:15 PM 37,514 Views 25 Comments

From Indiana Jones to the Irish TV premiere of Detroit – here are our picks for the next seven days.

'Music for Hope': Millions watch Andrea Bocelli perform concert from empty Milan cathedral
# The Lone Tenor
# The Lone Tenor

'Music for Hope': Millions watch Andrea Bocelli perform concert from empty Milan cathedral

Apr 13th 2020, 7:30 AM 65,014 Views 50 Comments

The concert was streamed online and is #1 on Youtube’s trending list.

Culture - Friday 3 April, 2020

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus
# Funding
# Funding

Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus

Apr 3rd 2020, 6:08 PM 31,619 Views 64 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.

Sofa Watch: Cocoon yourself with the Late Late or with Jennifer Aniston's cleaning tips
# Tv Options
# Tv Options

Sofa Watch: Cocoon yourself with the Late Late or with Jennifer Aniston's cleaning tips

Apr 3rd 2020, 4:59 PM 34,397 Views 34 Comments

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

Culture - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Trailer Watch: What film will you stream this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: What film will you stream this weekend?

Apr 2nd 2020, 8:30 PM 23,899 Views 39 Comments

Cinemas might be closed, but there are other ways to watch. Here are a few.

Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger dies of complications from Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger dies of complications from Covid-19

Apr 2nd 2020, 8:43 AM 57,163 Views 20 Comments

The 52-year-old Emmy and Grammy winner died after being on a ventilator for several days.

Culture - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

The Remote: Classic Simpsons, Irish crime and an escape from New York - your weekly TV guide
# Remote Control?
# Remote Control?

The Remote: Classic Simpsons, Irish crime and an escape from New York - your weekly TV guide

Apr 1st 2020, 6:00 PM 15,643 Views 7 Comments

From the youngest members of the family to teenagers to mum and dad, we’ve got you covered here.

Culture - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'
# My Dark Vanessa
# My Dark Vanessa

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'

Mar 31st 2020, 7:00 PM 11,850 Views 6 Comments

We spoke to the author Kate Elizabeth Russell about what inspired her controversial but critically-acclaimed novel.

Culture - Friday 27 March, 2020

Sofa Watch: Miriam steps in for Ryan and US late night stars do their hosting from home
# To Whom It Concerns
# To Whom It Concerns

Sofa Watch: Miriam steps in for Ryan and US late night stars do their hosting from home

Mar 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 28,130 Views 27 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options … including a few classics from the archives.

Culture - Thursday 26 March, 2020

The Remote: A weekly TV guide to keep everyone in the house happy
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: A weekly TV guide to keep everyone in the house happy

Mar 26th 2020, 1:25 PM 17,210 Views 9 Comments

From the youngest members of the family to teenagers to mum and dad, we’ve got you covered here.

Culture - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know these Brendan Gleeson films?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: How well do you know these Brendan Gleeson films?

Mar 22nd 2020, 10:00 PM 45,968 Views 23 Comments

He’s one of Ireland’s best known actors. Test your knowledge of what he’s been in with this quiz.

Culture - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'Overwhelming number' of applications to fund for Irish creators in need due to coronavirus
# Civic Theatre
# Civic Theatre

'Overwhelming number' of applications to fund for Irish creators in need due to coronavirus

Mar 21st 2020, 8:30 AM 37,505 Views 8 Comments

The fund was set up by the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, Dublin.

Culture - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about the Eurovision?
# A Quiz For Ireland
# A Quiz For Ireland

Quiz: How much do you know about the Eurovision?

Mar 19th 2020, 8:30 PM 18,129 Views 11 Comments

Yesterday it was announced that this year’s competition has been cancelled.

Culture - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis
# Rosie
# Rosie

'It makes you very angry': Irish film Rosie shows the reality of the homelessness crisis

Mar 17th 2020, 6:00 PM 46,283 Views 75 Comments

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

Culture - Saturday 14 March, 2020

Barry Keoghan on Irish gangster film Calm With Horses: 'We all know characters like them'
# Calm With Horses
# Calm With Horses

Barry Keoghan on Irish gangster film Calm With Horses: 'We all know characters like them'

Mar 14th 2020, 11:00 AM 28,659 Views 4 Comments

The film was shot in the West of Ireland.

Culture - Sunday 8 March, 2020

How Ireland's 100-year-old céilí band stays relevant in 2020
# Kilfenora Ceili Band
# Kilfenora Ceili Band

How Ireland's 100-year-old céilí band stays relevant in 2020

Mar 8th 2020, 7:00 PM 21,225 Views 6 Comments

We talked to its oldest and youngest members.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside 'the Stalinist Truman Show'
# 7 Deadly Reads
# 7 Deadly Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Inside 'the Stalinist Truman Show'

Mar 8th 2020, 9:00 AM 17,083 Views 4 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Culture - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'
# Speculative Fiction
# Speculative Fiction

'Britain has pride about not succumbing to fascism in the 20th century - I'm suggesting it could happen in the 21st'

Mar 7th 2020, 10:00 PM 21,175 Views 39 Comments

In his debut novel The Last Day, QI Elf Andrew Hunter Murray writes about a world that’s half in shadow, half in light.

Culture - Friday 6 March, 2020

Star Wars and The Simpsons among the draws as Disney+ launches in Ireland for €6.99 per month
# The Stream Wars
# The Stream Wars

Star Wars and The Simpsons among the draws as Disney+ launches in Ireland for €6.99 per month

Mar 6th 2020, 12:16 PM 31,549 Views 30 Comments

The streaming services launches on 24 March.

Folk group Lankum win RTÉ Choice Music Prize Album of the Year
# The Livelong Day
# The Livelong Day

Folk group Lankum win RTÉ Choice Music Prize Album of the Year

Mar 6th 2020, 8:15 AM 14,065 Views 12 Comments

The group received the €10,000 award for their third album The Livelong Day.

'Money is a challenge - and it rarely if ever feels glamorous': Irish filmmakers on how the industry really works
# Diff
# Diff

'Money is a challenge - and it rarely if ever feels glamorous': Irish filmmakers on how the industry really works

Mar 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,525 Views 3 Comments

We spoke to Lorcan Finnegan, Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor and Neasa Hardiman.

Culture - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Trailer Watch: Dublin International Film Festival highlights
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Dublin International Film Festival highlights

Mar 5th 2020, 8:15 PM 12,934 Views 1 Comment

Our final roundup for this year’s Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival.

Culture - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'Violet Gibson': New film captures the life of Irishwoman who tried to kill Benito Mussolini
# Film Festival
# Film Festival

'Violet Gibson': New film captures the life of Irishwoman who tried to kill Benito Mussolini

Mar 4th 2020, 6:10 AM 29,376 Views 19 Comments

Barrie Dowdall’s new film explores the life of Violet Gibson, who was committed to an asylum for her assassination attempt.

Culture - Friday 28 February, 2020

'I started asking the question - who are the great female directors?'
# Women Make Film
# Women Make Film

'I started asking the question - who are the great female directors?'

Feb 28th 2020, 8:00 AM 14,152 Views 46 Comments

A new multi-part documentary aims to address the perception that women haven’t been directing films for decades.

Culture - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' for several days
# Instagram
# Instagram

Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' for several days

Feb 25th 2020, 10:10 PM 115,468 Views 24 Comments

The 35-year-old has not released an album since 2010.