Archive for the Culture Category

The Cinema Corner – July 8th

The Cinema Corner - July 8th

There’s a real treat for cinephiles this week with the release of controversial director Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest. In The Neon Demon, Elle Fanning plays a teenage model who becomes the toast of the Los Angeles fashion scene, making some dangerous […]

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The Cinema Corner – July 1st

The Cinema Corner - July 1st

Released in the US in 2015, the gripping indie psycho-drama Queen of Earth finally gets a release on these shores. Elizabeth Moss is terrifying as a young woman undergoing an emotional breakdown while recovering from a breakup at a friend’s lakeside […]

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The Cinema Corner – June 24th

The Cinema Corner - June 24th

The must see release this week is Italian crime epic Suburra, in which the death of an underage prostitute in a politician’s hotel room sparks a war between Rome’s Mafia tribes. The various subplots are interwoven skilfully, and while it’s densely […]

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The Cinema Corner – June 17th

The Cinema Corner - June 17th

Screening at the Lighthouse late Saturday night is Brian Yuzna’s 1989 horror satire Society, an ’80s riff on the Bodysnatchers theme in which a high school kid discovers the rich members of his community are secretly engaging in murderous orgies. Boasting […]

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Irish Citizen Army plaque unveiled in Pearse Street

Irish Citizen Army plaque unveiled in Pearse Street

A march led by a colour party and piper left Liberty Hall making its way to Pearse Street and St Andrew’s Resource Centre, where the unveiling of a plaque to the Irish Citizens’ Army was followed by a reception. Speakers […]

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Play Review: ‘The Tenements’

Play Review: ‘The Tenements’

‘The Tenements’ was written by Paul Kennedy for the Waters Edge Community Drama group and was presented to the public in Ringsend/Irishtown Community Centre on Wednesday May 24th – 26th. The community group who performed this lively play are part […]

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The Citizens’ Breakfast

The Citizens’ Breakfast

Bloomsday is just around the corner yet again and a special new event will have its inauguration this year in Dublin 4. ‘The Citizen’s Breakfast’ is a community play that will be performed on Shelbourne Road on June 16th, and […]

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The game of war

The game of war

At the time of the 1916 Rising many Irishmen had already volunteered to fight a different war. The Great War in Europe began on July 28th, 1914, and lasted until November 11th, 1918. It is estimated that some 350,000 Irishmen […]

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Rolling on the Riverfest

Rolling on the Riverfest

This June bank holiday weekend will once again see the return of the Dublin Port Riverfest. The weekend-long event is organised by the Dublin Port Company and also by the Docklands Business Forum. Spectators at this year’s festivities can expect […]

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A Proclamation for schoolchildren

A Proclamation for schoolchildren

This year, as part of the 1916 centenary celebrations, March 15th was designated Proclamation Day. Every school in Ireland was invited to write a new Proclamation for 2016, using the 1916 Proclamation as a foundation. The intention was that the […]

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