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The Green Scene

The Green Scene

It was back in 1969 that George Harrison of The Beatles sang “Here Comes The Sun”. Summer has arrived after a dismal winter and a disappointing spring so it’s time to enjoy floral gems glistening in the summer sunshine; colour, […]

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Film Review: The Company You Keep

Film Review: The Company You Keep

Reviewed by Eric Hillis Jim Grant (Robert Redford), once known as Nick Sloan, is a former member of a left-wing activist group that disbanded following the shooting dead of a security guard during a 1980 bank robbery. Under his new […]

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The Poetry Place

The Werewolf Librarian’s Love for the Moon I wonder if this hunger comes from my true love If my bloodlust longings will in death be resolved If my virtuoso killings are sanctioned from above If my fever dream visions in […]

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Poet in Profile: Oran Ryan

Poet in Profile: Oran Ryan

It’s a pleasure to welcome you all to the newly revived Poet in Profile section. I’m Ruairi Conneely, a staff journalist here at NewsFour and a jack-of-all-trades writer. Before journalism, I worked in the world of small press publishing for […]

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Not Just Another Stage School

Not Just Another Stage School

Just down the street from Google’s European HQ on Barrow Street, the rough stone walls of The Factory building houses the National Performing Arts School. Set up 20 years ago by Eamon Farrell and Jill Doyle to teach the skills […]

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These Halcyon Days

These Halcyon Days

Bath Avenue-based theatre company Landmark Productions have embarked on a wide-ranging tour of their latest show. Having opened in the Irish Arts Centre, New York, on May 7th, These Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan returns to Ireland this month for […]

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Artist in Profile: Maurice Fitzgerald

Artist in Profile: Maurice Fitzgerald

You may not realise it but you probably know Maurice Fitzgerald’s work by sight. If you’ve had friends or relations visit from abroad, and they’ve played the tourist around town, they may well have returned to their homes with a […]

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Meta Gale RIP

Meta Gale RIP

Meta Gale, who died recently in her nineties, was for decades an indespensible member of Dublin Camera Club. Meta was Honorary Secretary of the club from 1960 until 1996 and served as President in 1969, the first of numerous women […]

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Bringing Back the Bees

Bringing Back the Bees

A debate has been raging between environmentalists and the Department of Agriculture over the possible connection between a common pesticide and the noted fall in bee population in recent years. Ireland recently abstained from voting for or against participation in […]

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1913 Lockout – The Shape of Things to Come: The Irish Citizen Army

1913 Lockout - The Shape of Things to Come: The Irish Citizen Army

Nearly three months into the Lock-Out, on November 19th, James Larkin and James Connolly founded the Irish Citizen Army. The militia was established as a response to the harsh physical force employed by the Dublin Metropolitan Police and the Royal […]

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