Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

Through accident and design, Spielberg couldn’t have timed The Post better, writes Shilpa Ginatra

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What to expect from Call The Midwife

Georgia Humphreys talks to some of those involved in the major plotlines of season seven

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Harmonious relationship for husband and wife duo

Larry Campbell has played with everyone from Bob Dylan to BB King. In advance of his Cork gig with his wife Teresa Williams, they tell Ed Power about their contrasting backgrounds.

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The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting screwed

Judy Collins turned Leonard Cohen into a singer and had plenty of hits herself. At 78, she’s as outspoken as ever, writes Ed Power.

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Jim Kerr

Review: Relationship between past and present is theme running through Simple Minds new album

Simple Minds

Walk Between Worlds

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Levon

Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club go back-to-basics with latest LP

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Wrong Creatures

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10 upcoming films you must see before the Oscars

The beginning of the year has become a treasure trove of cinematic treats for Irish movie fans. Keeping films fresh in the minds of awards-season voters often means they’re released just before Christmas in the US, so they reach our shores between the Golden Globes and the Oscars. Esther McCarthy selects the movies you really don’t want to miss

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Comedian Danny O'Brien hits the long road with his new show

When Danny O’Brien says that 2017 was “a long road,” he’s not only speaking metaphorically, writes Ellie O’Byrne. 

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Question of Taste: Cork actor Conor Lovett

Conor Lovett is an actor from Ballinlough, Cork. He is also joint artistic director (with his wife Judy Hegarty Lovett) of theatre company Gare St Lazare Ireland, who will present the premiere of How It Is by Samuel Beckett at the Everyman, Cork, from Jan 30 - Feb 3.

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Exploring some of the earliest photographic images of Ireland

A new TG4 series explores some of the earliest photographic images of Ireland, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Could Britannia fill the gaping hole left by Game of Thrones?

BIG-ACTION, swords and sorcery — it’s little wonder there are whispers Britannia could fill the gaping hole left by Game of Thrones, writes Gemma Dunne

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Ridley Scott's quick-fix replacement of Kevin Spacey one of his best ever decisions

As scandal began to swirl around Kevin Spacey, director Ridley Scott moved to replace him on an almost-finished film. It was one of the best decisions he ever made, writes Gemma Dunn.

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Allin Gray: Orchestra issue urgently needs addressing

It shouldn’t be RTÉ’s role to decide a national policy for our orchestras, says Allin Gray.

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Case of third time’s a charm for Saoirse Ronan at  Golden Globes

It was a case of third time’s a charm for Saoirse Ronan as she won Best Actress at Sunday night’s Golden Globes.

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Check out these first look snapshots from episode one of ‘Young Offenders’

Any fears that the Cork element of The Young Offenders might have been diluted by the BBC’s involvement in the upcoming TV adaptation have been allayed by a viewing of the first episode.

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Acoustic endeavours pay off for This Is The Kit

Championed by the likes of Guy Garvey and The National, British musician Kate Stables has followed her own path, writes Ed Power

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Star Trek is still boldly going where no show has gone before

As Star Trek: Discovery returns to Netflix, one of the popular show’s stars tells Ed Power why
she’s proud to be part of the generation fighting against sexual harassment in the industry

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Review: The End of the F***ing World - The cousin once removed to 13 Reasons Why

Find out why Ed Power gives the new Netflix series a 4/5.

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Tony Walsh on his poem that became the rallying call after Manchester terror attack

After the terror attack on the Ariana Grande concert, Tony Walsh’s poem became the rallying call of his home town. He’s coming to read in Cork and Dublin, writes Colette Sheridan.

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Ireland's five hopefuls for Golden Globes success

Saoirse Ronan and Midleton’s Nora Twomey are among the Irish hopefuls for the Golden Globes on Sunday, writes Esther McCarthy.

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Scene & heard: The latest entertainment news

Des O’Driscoll shares the latest news from the entertainment world.

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London-Irish director tipped for Oscar success

London-Irish director Martin McDonagh and leading actress Frances McDormand have been tipped for Oscar success with their new film, writes Helen Barlow.

 

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Rachel Holstead

Promoting arts in the Gaeltacht

“One of the things I love about this job is that it’s not just professional artists that we’re working with, but entire communities.”

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Joe Carey

Question of Taste: Joe Carey

Joe Carey owns The White Horse venue which will host the Ballincollig Winter Music Festival in the Cork suburb from January 25-28. A keen musician himself, he is also a member of the White Horse Guitar Club and Jodavino.

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New film tells the story of Winston Churchill and his women

Few figures loom as large in public consciousness as Winston Churchill. His image is easy to conjure up in our minds - cigar in hand, rotund in stature, writes Laura Harding.

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'Made in Cork' art exhibition transformed into beautiful illustrated book

 

A new book captures the vibrant arts and crafts movement in Cork, which involved everyone from nuns and tradespeople to artists and the upper classes, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Jarlath’s organ freeman show

Whatever 2018 has in store for Jarlath Regan, it will be difficult to top last year.

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Tower of inspiration for Cork writers

A new anthology features literary responses to Ireland’s tallest building, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Pink Floyd in Cork

The legendary band only ever played one gig in the Republic of Ireland. Jack Lyons recalls being part of that sparse crowd at the Arcadia in Cork in 1967.

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James Norton is bonding with a family of gangsters

James Norton dodges the 007 rumours as he tells Gemma Dunn about his role in crime drama McMafia, which begins on BBC One tonight

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Eabha O'Donoghue

2018's ones to watch

Meet the faces of 2018 — the emerging talents who’ll soon be seen on a screen or at a venue near you. From cinema and TV to music and fashion, we profile the new names reaching for success in 2018, writes Esther McCarthy.

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Meet Ireland's famous faces taking part in Celebrity Home of the Year

RTÉ’s new show takes us into the houses of some well-known people, writes Richard Fitzpatrick

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How was it for you? Colette Sheridan's highlights from 2017

Our regular contributors select their highlights of the year

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How was it for you? Ed Power's highlights from 2017

Our regular contributors select their highlights of the year

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'Real-world stuff seeps in' to Black Mirror, says co-creator Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker tells Ed Power about the latest series of Black Mirror, which includes a Star Trek parody and an episode directed by Jodie Foster

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How was it for you? Joe Dermody's highlights from 2017

Our regular contributors select their highlights of the year

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Celebrity year in review: Sex abuse claims abound in year of break-ups, babies, gossips and gaffes

Conor McGregor became a father, Niall Horan saw his solo career take off, and Saoirse Ronan was an award-winning Ladybird. Those were some of the positives celebwise in 2017, writes Kelly O’Brien.

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