Special features

Wednesday 8th March

International Women's Day 2017

Sorcha Kenny reports on ‘A Celebration of the Arts’ event that took place this morning at the National Concert Hall, discussing women in the arts to mark International Women’s Day

Thursday 19th January

Celebrity and American politics

Daniel Geary looks ahead to the inauguration tomorrow of Donald Trump and examines whether being a celebrity helps you succeed in politics

Friday 6th January

Celebrating Nollaig na mBan and Maeve Brennan

Angela Bourke (writer and Maeve Brennan biographer) and writer Christine Dwyer Hickey , two of the writers contributing to the Irish Writers Centre/The Stinging Fly celebration of Nollaig na mBan ...

Wednesday 4th January

A profile of John Berger, RIP

Kelly Grovier profiles art critic, Booker-prize winning novelist and poet John Berger who died this week

Friday 30th December

Battle of the Box Sets

Arlene Hunt, Mary McGill, Stephen Boyd and Luke McManus with their choices of the greatest tv series of the modern age and the under-rated gems 

Thursday 29th December

Highlights from festivals 2016

Highlights from various festivals around the country this year – Temple Bar Tradfest, Cuirt International Festival of Literature, Hay Festival Kells and the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Wednesday 28th December

Remembering Anthony Cronin, RIP

Remembering Anthony Cronin, the novelist, poet, cultural activist and founder of arts organisation Aosdána whose death was announced today, with Dermot Bolger, Michael O'Loughlin, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Tom McGurk 

Tuesday 27th December

Remembering John Montague, RIP

A special programme  remembering the Ulster poet and first Ireland Professor of Poetry John Montague who passed away this month, with friend and publisher Peter Fallon

Friday 11th November

Remembering Leonard Cohen, RIP

A special programme remembering the life and work of Leonard Cohen, with guests Paul Muldoon, John MacKenna, Peter Murphy and biographer Sylvie Simmons  (for copyright reasons this programme is not available to ...

Monday 31st October

“The Bible In Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works and More” by Siobhán Dowling Long and John F.A. Sawyer

A special celebrating the publication of “The Bible In Music: A Dictionary of Songs, Works and More” by scholars Siobhán Dowling Long and John F.A. Sawyer (published by Roman & ...



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