Review: 'This Tumult' by Caroline Preston
Andrew Hughes reviews 'This Tumult' by Caroline Preston (published by Lilliput Press)
Daniel Day Lewis retires from acting
Ruth Barton and film director Jim Sheridan react to the surprise announcement by Daniel Day Lewis that he is retiring from acting
Winner of International Dublin Literary Award 2017
The winner of the International Dublin Literary Award for 2017 - Portugese author José Eduardo Agualusa for 'A General Theory of Oblivion', with translator Daniel Hahn
with Abie Philbin Bowman - the line-up announced for the 2017 Kilkenny Arts Festival, current director of IMMA leaving to take up a position at NCAD, headliners announced for Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway
Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - 'Confession of the Lioness' by Mia Couto
Kay Sheehy with her final review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - 'Confession of the Lioness' by Mia Couto
Essay: meeting Winnie the Pooh
Rex Ryan still remembers what happened when as a child he met his hero Winnie the Pooh
Pipeworks Organ Festival 2017
Lorcan Clancy reports on the Pipeworks Festival; the theme is Mighty Fortress, celebrating the musical legacy of the Protestant Reformation
Brendan Gleeson, star of 'Hampstead'
Sinead Mooney spoke to Brendan Gleeson about his leading role in the new film 'Hampstead'
Review: 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' by Arundhati Roy
Yvonne Nolan reviews 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness' by Arundhati Roy (published by Hamish Hamilton)
Review: 'Meet Me In the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll In New York City 2001-2011' by Lizzy Goodman
Jim Carroll reviews 'Meet Me In the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011' by Lizzy Goodman (published by Harper Collins)
'Move The Needle', encouraging women into the electronic music scene
Aoife Nic Canna (who is a DJ and member of Gash Collective) explains the idea behind 'Move The Needle', a documentary encouraging women to make electronic music
'Joyride To Jupiter' by Nuala O'Connor
Nuala O'Connor talks about her latest book, a collection of short stories 'Joyride To Jupiter' (published by New Island)
Rachel Breslin and Stephen Byrne review 'Spitting Image' from The Strypes, 'Melodrama' from Lorde and 'How Did We Get So Dark' from Royal Blood
'The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú' by Brownbread Mixtape
Kalle Ryan of Brownbread Mixtape explains the premise for 'The Definitive View with Sneachta Ní Mhurchú', an ensemble comedy parodying popular radio programmes
Preview: 'Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry' at the National Gallery
Declan Long previews 'Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry', the first major exhibition at the newly-refurbished National Gallery of Ireland
'Far Away' by Caryl Churchill, in a production by Corcadorca
Leeanne O'Donnell spoke to the Corcadorca cast during their rehearsals of 'Far Away' by Caryl Churchill, being staged on Spike Island
Review: Nan Goldin and Vivienne Dick at IMMA
Aoife Barry reviews two major exhibitions at IMMA from photographer Nan Goldin (‘Weekend Plans’) and film-maker Vivienne Dick (‘93% Stardust’)
Sarah Taaffe Maguire and Gavin Burke review 'Cardboard Gangsters' and 'Whitney: Can I Be Me'
Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - 'A Whole Life' by Robert Seethaler
Kay Sheehy with her ninth review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist – 'A Whole Life' by Robert Seethaler (published by Picador)
Essay: seeing the world around you
Michele Forbes with an essay about children on a train and the attention they pay to the world right in front of them
'Toilers', re-staged as part of Tessellate and Cork Midsummer Festival
Fiona McGeown of Painted Bird theatre and dramaturg Thomas Conway explain their re-staging of 'Toilers'
'Room Little Darker' by June Caldwell
June Caldwell talks about her debut collection of short stories 'Room Little Darker' (published by New Island)
Arts News: National Gallery of Ireland re-opens after major refurbishment
National Gallery director Sean Rainbird on the excitement at the re-opening of the newly-refurbished building
'The Plurality of Existence in the Infinite Expanse of Space and Time', a collection from Crocosmia
The artist Clodagh Emoe and Marie Claire Mindi Njong and Sinisa Koncic who are two of the writers featured in 'The Plurality of Existence in the Infinite Expanse of Space and Time'
'Between Your Love and Mine', a requiem written by Leonard Cohen
John MacKenna directs 'Between Your Love and Mine', a requiem celebrating the life of young people who died prematurely, featuring the words & music of Leonard Cohen
Review: International Dublin Literary Award shortlist – 'A General Theory of Oblivion' by José Eduardo Agualusa
Kay Sheehy with her eighth review of the 10 novels on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist - 'A General Theory of Oblivion' by José Eduardo Agualusa (published by Vintage)
Director and star of 'Cardboard Gangsters'
Mark O'Connor, director and John Connors, star of 'Cardboard Gansters', about a gang of young men chasing control of the drugs trade in Darndale
A history of record labels - Def Jam
In the latest in his occasional series on the history of record labels, Jim Carroll looks at the history of Def Jam Recordings
Review: 'A History of Running Away' by Paula McGrath
Áine Ní Ghlinn reviews 'A History of Running Away' by Paula McGrath (published by John Murray)
'Sound Check' at the Science Gallery Dublin
Abie Philbin Bowman visited 'Sound Check', an exhibition at the Science Gallery Dublin looking at ways in which unusual items can be used to make music
'House of Names' by Colm Tóibín
Colm Tóibín talks about why he chose the Greek myth of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon as the basis of his latest novel 'House of Names' (published by Penguin Viking)
Aoife Barry and John Casey review the self titled album from Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, 'Heartbreak' from Lady Antebellum and 'Truth is a Beautiful Thing'from London Grammar
'Mongolian Rhapsody', a documentary by Paddy Hayes
Paddy Hayes talks about his documentary 'Mongolian Rhapsody', which follows Irish musician Daire Bracken on a musical pilgrimage to Mongolia
Review: 'This Family of Things' by Alison Jameson
Arlene Hunt reviews 'This Family of Things' by Alison Jameson (published by Doubleday Ireland)
End-of-year exhibition by NCAD Fashion Design graduates
Sorcha Kenny reports on the end-of-year exhibition by NCAD Fashion Design graduates which focuses heavily on Irish heritage and crafts
Opera Theatre Company and the 24 Hour Opera
Sarah Shine explains the concept behind the 24 Hour Opera, a production from the Opera Theatre Company’s Opera Hub
'The Weight of Him' by Ethel Rohan
Ethel Rohan talks about her debut novel 'The Weight of Him' (published by Atlantic Books)
Justin MacGregor and Alice Butler review 'The Mummy', 'My Cousin Rachel' and 'Norman'
Review: 'Love In Row 27' by Eithne Shortall
Mary McGill reviews 'Love In Row 27', the debut novel by Eithne Shortall (published by Corvus)
20th anniversary of Spiritualized album 'Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space'
Simon Maher marks the 20th anniversary of the Spiritualized album 'Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space'
Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017
The winner has just been announced of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction - Naomi Alderman for 'The Power'
'The Sellout' by Paul Beatty
Paul Beatty talks about his Booker-winning novel 'The Sellout' (published by One World)
'No's Knife' by Samuel Beckett, performed by Lisa Dwan
Lisa Dwan talks about performing 'No’s Knife' by Samuel Beckett (an adaptation of the short story collection Texts for Nothing) at the Abbey Theatre
Review: 'Colours of the Wind: Ariadne's Thread', an exhibition by Anne Madden
Cristín Leach reviews the Anne Madden exhibition 'Colours of the Wind: Ariadne’s Thread' currently on show at the Hugh Lane Gallery
50th anniversary of 'The Graduate'
Daniel Geary marks the 50th anniversary of the film 'The Graduate'
'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' by Madeleine Thien
Canadian author Madeleine Thien talks about her latest novel 'Do Not Say We Have Nothing'(published by Granta)
40th anniversary of 'Exodus' by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Jim Carroll marks the 40th anniversary of the Bob Marley & The Wailers album 'Exodus'
'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' by Madeleine Thien
Madeleine Thien reads an extract from her novel 'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' (published by Granta)
John Kelly's sculpture garden
Leeanne O'Donnell spoke to Australian-born artist John Kelly (who now lives in Cork) about his sculpture garden
'After Love' by Dani Gill
Dani Gill talks about her debut collection of poetry 'After Love' (published by Salmon Poetry)
Review: 'The 7th Function of Language' by Laurent Binet
Declan Burke reviews 'The 7th Function of Language' by Laurent Binet (published by Penguin)
Sorcha Kenny and Simon Maher review 'Is This The Life We Really Want' by Roger Waters, 'Relaxer' by Alt-J and Home Counties by Saint Etienne
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