Special features

Thursday 12th September

Foil Arms and Hog

'There's a Plant Onstage' is Foil, Arms and Hogg new show at this year's Dublin Fringe Festival - www.fringefest.com for full details.

Monday 9th September

Robert Ballagh at 70

Artist Robert Ballagh's 70th birthday is being celebrated with an exhibition called 'Seven' at the Crawford Gallery in Cork. The exhibition runs until Saturday 26 October and the website for ...

Friday 6th September

Autumn TV Preview

Sinead Mooney previews this Autumn's TV schedule including 'Quirke' starring Gabriel Byrne.

Tuesday 3rd September

Women on Television

Things are changing for women on TV, from Tyne Daly to Tina Fey, from Borgen to The Bridge, female characters have - we have come a long way since the ...

Friday 30th August

Arena tribute to Seamus Heaney

With the sudden death of Seamus Heaney, Arena and special guests pay tribute to the acclaimed poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in ...

Wednesday 28th August

Art in Conflict

Since the Arab Spring, violence in the Middle East has seldom been far from the headlines.  But do the arts have a role to play in Conflict Zones? Ruth Daniel ...

Tuesday 27th August


It's made headlines this year with Big Series like 'House of Cards', 'Arrested Development' and 'Orange is the New Black', but is Netflix changing the way we watch film and ...

The Armoury Show

The Armory Show was a landmark modern art exhibition that took place in America one hundred years ago. it scandalised a nation and prompted then President Theordore Roosevelt to declare ...

Thursday 22nd August

The Liam and Tom O'Flaherty Summer School

The Liam and Tom O'Flaherty Summer School begins with the arrival of the 11.15am ferry to Aran Mor on Saturday morning. All the information is on the Liam and Tom ...

Wednesday 21st August

Working in the Arts

Pat Cooke, Director of the MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management in UCD and Noeline Kavanagh, Artistic Director of Macnas with advice for those interested in working in the ...



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Presenter: Seán Rocks


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