Thursday 15th March

'Daddy Long Legs:The Musical' at Smock Alley

Róisín Sullivan and Mark O'Looney chat about their musical 'Daddy Long Legs' (originally a 1912 novel by Jean Webster but since a musical on film and stage)

'Pathways: Irish Routes to the Art of the Matter', a documentary by Donal Dineen

Donal Dineen chats about his documentary 'Pathways:  Irish Routes to the Art of the Matter', where various artists who were born in Ireland but now live abroad chat about their creative journey

Film reviews

Sarah Taaffe Maguire and Gavin Burke review 'The Square', 'Tomb Raider', 'Damo & Ivor: The Movie' and 'Mary Magdalene'

Wednesday 14th March

Liam O'Flynn, RIP

Remembering the uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn, whose death was announced today

Tuesday 13th March

'This Voice' by Colm Keegan

Colm Keegan reads 'This Voice' from his latest collection ‘Randomer’ (published by Salmon Poetry)

'Who reads poetry?', a lecture by Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin

Eileán Ní Chuilleanáin who will deliver the annual Chair of Poetry lecture in Trinity College asking who are the readers of poetry?

Review: 'The Only Story' by Julian Barnes

Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews 'The Only Story' by Julian Barnes (published by Jonathan Cape)

Monday 12th March

'Lady Windermere's Fan', from London stage into Irish cinemas

Samantha Spiro and Kevin Bishop who play the lead roles in a production of Oscar Wilde’s 'Lady Windermere’s Fan', directed by Kathy Burke and which is being screened live into Irish cinemas

Review: 'Almost Love' by Louise O'Neill

Yvonne Nolan and Daragh Downes review 'Almost Love', the new novel by Louise O’Neill(published by Riverrun)

Hubert de Givenchy, RIP

Marie Brennan from the Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware remembers career of designer Hubert de Givenchy whose death was announced today

Friday 9th March

Album reviews

Simon Maher and Edel Coffey review 'American Utopia' from David Byrne, 'Record' from Tracey Thorn and 'World Beyond' from Erasure

'Diary Of A Martian Beekeeper', a play by Niamh Shaw

Dr Niamh Shaw talks about her play 'Diary Of A Martian Beekeeper', based on her experience working on a space mission exploring ways of producing food on Mars

Review: 'Sight' by Jesse Greengrass

Sinead Gleeson reviews 'Sight' by Jesse Greengrass (published by John Murray)

Thursday 8th March

'Money', a play by Peter Daly

Peter Daly chats about how the 2008 bank bailout inspired his play 'Money'

'Roar', a new collection by Cecelia Ahern

'Roar' is a new collection from Cecelia Ahern, 30 stories all titled 'The Woman Who...' This is an extract from The Woman Who Was Swallowed-Up By The Floor and Who Met Lots of Other Women Down There Too

Film reviews

Roe McDermott and Simon Maher review 'Wonder Wheel', 'You Were Never Really Here' and 'Sweet Country'

Statement from the Board of the Gate into allegations of misconduct at the theatre

Sinead Mooney with a guide to the contents of the amended review from the Board of the Gate Theatre (about allegations of inappropriate behaviour made against Michael Colgan) which was published today

Wednesday 7th March

Review: 'Coal Black Mornings', a memoir by Brett Anderson

Tony Clayton Lea reviews 'Coal Black Mornings', a memoir by Suede lead singer Brett Anderson (published by Little, Brown)

'Spring Shine' by Colm Keegan

Colm Keegan reads 'Spring Shine' from his latest collection of poetry 'Randomer' (published by Salmon)

Review: 'Hedda Gabler' at the Gaiety Theatre

Kay Sheehy reviews 'Hedda Gabler' at the Gaiety Theatre, a production from the UK’s National Theatre directed by Ivo Van Hove and adapted by Patrick Marber

Late At The Gate, a new initiative at the Gate Theatre

Actor/writer Emmet Kirwan who was asked to respond to ‘Look Back In Anger’ by John Osborne in a new series of performances called Late at the Gate

Tuesday 6th March

'State of Exception' by Catherine Young Dance

Catherine Young explains the new work from her dance company 'State of Exception', inspired by her work with refugees/asylum seekers in direct provision

Round-up of latest crime fiction

Declan Burke with a round-up of the latest crime fiction

'An Seisiún', a new documentary series on Raidió na Gaeltachta

Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Rosa Nutty, two of the musicians taking part in 'An Seisiún', a new documentary series starting on Friday 9th March on Raidió na Gaeltachta

Review: 'A Very Fatal Murder', a podcast series from satirical website The Onion

Mary McGill reviews 'A Very Fatal Murder', a 6-part podcast series from the satirical website The Onion

Monday 5th March

A history of record labels - Motown

Jim Carroll with the latest in his occasional series on the history of record labels - tonight, Motown

Special screening of 'The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse' for St Patrick's Festival

Ruth Barton looks at what makes the Rex Ingram 1921 film 'The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse' such a classic

'Coming Home: Art and The Great Hunger', art of the Irish Famine

Robert Ballagh and Niamh O’Sullivan, curator of 'Coming Home: Art and The Great Hunger', an exhibition of paintings depicting Ireland during the great famine

Friday 2nd March

A public interview with Edna O'Brien

From the archives, a public interview with Edna O'Brien from 2012 - she has just received the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Award for Achievement in International Literature

Thursday 1st March

A public interview with Saoirse Ronan

From the archives, a public interview with Saoirse Ronan (which took place at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2013)

Wednesday 28th February

'Gallery Of The Dead' by Chris Carter

Chris Carter chats about 'Gallery Of The Dead', his latest crime thriller in the LAPD detective Robert Hunter series (published by Simon & Schuster)

'Finding A Voice Festival', Clonmel 2018

Catherine Marshall, one of the curators of the 'Finding A Voice' arts & music festival in Clonmel celebrating women composers

Review: 'Powder Her Face' by the Irish National Opera

Niall Morris reviews 'Powder Her Face', the first production from the newly-formed Irish National Opera

Tuesday 27th February

'The Image You Missed', a documentary by Donal Foreman

Donal Foreman explains the background to his documentary 'The Image You Missed'

Essay: the possibilities of your imagination

Daniel Seery with an essay about the creative possibilities inspired by your imagination

'The Unmanageable Sisters', a play by Deirdre Kinahan

Deirdre Kinahan chats about her play 'The Unmanageable Sisters'

Monday 26th February

'Good Favour', a film by Rebecca Daly

Irish film director Rebecca Daly and actress Victoria Mayer chat about their film 'Good Favour'

Review: 'The Last Straw' by Tom French

Dave Lordan reviews 'The Last Straw', a new collection of poetry by Tom French (published by Gallery Press)

'From The River of Ghosts' by Roger Gregg

Roger Gregg explains his play 'From The River of Ghosts', a memoir about 3 generations of immigrants in a small town in Ohio

'Trajectory' by Richard Russo

Richard Russo talks about his latest novel, a collection of 4 short stories 'Trajectory' (published by Allen & Unwin)

Friday 23rd February

Paul Schrader public interview

A public interview as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, with legendary sreenwriter/director Paul Schrader

Thursday 22nd February

Album reviews

Aoife Barry and Eamon Sweeney review 'Wyvern Lingo' from Wyvern Lingo, 'Hundred Acres' from S Carey and 'Plunge' from Fever Ray

Film reviews

Arlene Hunt and Justin MacGregor review 'I, Tonya', 'Finding Your Feet' and 'Lady Bird'

Wednesday 21st February

New Music Dublin Festival 2018

Uilleann piper David Power, Deirdre O'Leary and Lisa Dowdall from Crash Ensemble and John Harris, director of the New Music Dublin Festival

'A Long Way From Home' by Peter Carey

Peter Carey reads an extract from his latest novel 'A Long Way From Home' (published by Faber & Faber)

'House of Art: A Remarkable Journey Through The Portrait Collection of Leinster House'

Mick O'Dea, who presents the Oireachtas Television documentary 'House of Art: A Remarkable Journey Through The Portrait Collection of Leinster House'

Kilkenny Animated, a festival of visual storytelling

Paul Young from Cartoon Saloon animation studios, the company behind Kilkenny Animated, a new festival celebrating visual storytelling

Tuesday 20th February

Cedric Gibbons celebrated in a conference at NCAD

Grace Lennon, one of the speakers at a symposium at NCAD where she will speak on the career of Hollywood film art director Cedric Gibbons

First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2018

Mary McGrath and Brendan Canty explain the idea behind the First Cut! Youth Film festival

'A Quarter Of An Hour', a new collection by Leanne O'Sullivan

Leanne O'Sullivan talks about the near-fatal illness that inspired her latest collection of poetry 'A Quarter Of An Hour' (published by Bloodaxe)

Monday 19th February

'Dark River' director Clio Barnard

Clio Barnard, director of the film 'Dark River'

Essay: decisions about eye surgery

Sonya Kelly with an essay about being told 'it's really up to you' when looking for advice from a doctor about possible cataract surgery

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