Archive for the Culture Category

Cut from The Chase

Cut from The Chase

For Adam Lacey, a 21-year-old music and ancient classics student at NUI Maynooth, the government’s decision to slash grants for postgraduate students came as a shock. For so many college students and graduates, deciding what to study in the next […]

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Ireland at the Oscars

Ireland at the Oscars

For a country with a relatively small cinematic output, Ireland has performed quite well when it comes to bringing home Academy Awards. NewsFour takes a look at the history of Irish victories on Hollywood’s big night. 1938 – Irish literary […]

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Hollywood’s Big Night Out

Hollywood’s Big Night Out

On the 24th of February, Hollywood will indulge in its annual awards gala, the Oscars, for the 85th time. This year’s host is Seth McFarlane, the controversial mind behind TV’s ‘Family Guy’ and last year’s comedy hit ‘Ted’. The first […]

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Title: Hitchcock at the IFI

Title: Hitchcock at the IFI

Last summer, the British Film Institute in London hosted a season of films entitled ‘The Genius of Hitchcock’, the most complete retrospective of the acclaimed director’s work ever staged. All fifty-two of Hitchcock’s existing films (1927’s ‘The Mountain Eagle’ is […]

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Dublin ‘toons hit the right note

Dublin ‘toons hit the right note

When Sullivan Bluth studios opened in Dublin, back in 1985, it established the city as a hub of talent for animation. In the years since, Dublin animators have gone from strength to strength with several graduates of Ballyfermot Senior College’s […]

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Curing New Year’s Financial Hangover

Curing New Year’s Financial Hangover

You indulged yourself and your family a little too much over the Christmas and New Year period and now, with the dreaded bills arriving, you realise you need to cut down on your spending before you find yourself in serious […]

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Book Review: ‘Ballsbridge Then & Now’ by Hugh Oram

Book Review: ‘Ballsbridge Then & Now’ by Hugh Oram

The History Press Ireland have published many fine books covering numerous aspects of Irish history. Amongst their extensive output are multiple examinations of towns and villages across the country, the latest of which should be of much interest to residents […]

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Avondale House

Avondale House

Spring is the time to come out of hibernation and return to the outdoor world. The days are getting longer and brighter, plants and flowers are sprouting up around us and what better way to enjoy them than a nice […]

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Artist Profile – Pete Hogan

Artist Profile - Pete Hogan

After 44 days at sea Pete arrived, on his boat the ‘Molly B’, at the Aran Islands. From there he rang his Dad (from a telephone box) who rushed over from Dublin to see him and buy him a decent […]

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Out for Coffee…with Minister Ruairi Quinn

Out for Coffee...with Minister Ruairi Quinn

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn got up at 7am. Tuning in to RTE Radio One, he went to his closet and picked out a suit he had his eye on the day before and sat down to some […]

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