‘It was always about empowering women’: Alison Brie’s return to Glow

Hit series Glow tells the story of women wrestlers. But off camera, there was a female-dominated production crew too. It made for a liberating experience, Alison ...

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Jenny Greene lets the music do the talking to a packed Marquee on Leeside

DJ Jenny Greene rocks. In fact, she's the Jenny Hendrix of the turntables.

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Young Offenders star refusing to put a gloss on his days as a painter in new play

Having won the hearts of audiences in The Young Offenders, Shane Casey is set to perform in his self-penned play inspired by his time as a tradesman, writes Ellie ...

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We know how to party: Irish film captures culture of Dublin rave scene

Dublin Oldschool reflects some of the filmmaker's own experiences in the Irish rave scene, writes Esther McCarthy.

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Opera jewel sparkles for kids

Numerous research studies have shown that it’s never too early to introduce children to the arts. Graffiti TheatreCompany, based in Blackpool, Cork, are well ...

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A Question of Taste: Musician and broadcaster Evelyn Grant

Evelyn Grant is a flute-player and presenter of Week End Drive on RTÉ Lyric fm. She is also musical director and conductor of the Cork Pops

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Gametech: Will Netflix start chipping into the gaming industry?

Netflix has announced that Minecraft: Story Mode, will be coming to the streaming platform, making this the first proper ‘game’ on the platform, writes ...

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The Numbered at Cork Midsummer Festival: 'Impressive production, just as we’ve come to expect'

Des O’Driscoll takes a look at the Cork Midsummer Festival

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With season two, Luke Cage has quite a fight on his hands

Trump’s shadow has ensured season two of Luke Cage launches at a very interesting time for America, writes Ed Power.

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Review: Future Island in Dublin 'a finely-tuned outpouring of performative histrionics'

Ed Power was at Future Islands when they played Energia Park in Dublin.

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The Happy Prince offers an unflinching account of the last days of Oscar Wilde’s life

Rupert Everett stars in and directs his unflinching account of the last days of Oscar Wilde’s life, writes Esther McCarthy.

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Aoife McArdle's first feature film is a dark vision of life in an Irish town

Aoife McArdle’s experience doing a video for U2 and a Super Bowl ad have been useful for her first feature film, writes Esther McCarthy.

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Stage adaption of Asking for It, by Louise O'Neill: Powerful, provocative, hard-hitting, shocking

I thought I knew what I was in for going to see Asking For It. Powerful, provocative, hard-hitting, shocking.

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Brian Friel's classic play sees the Cork man return

Brian Friel's classic play, Translations, is currently playing to packed houses at the National Theatre in London.

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Meet the Cork woman who is carving out an international reputation for herself

The studio of sculptor Eilís O’Connell is perched on a hillside near Inniscarra, Co Cork.

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The National at Energia Park, Dublin: Minimalist, introspective pop

Great rock bands often succeed because of their contradictions rather than despite them. That’s certainly true of The National whose minimalist, introspective ...

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Asking For It at The Everyman: Powerful, provocative, hard-hitting, shocking

I thought I knew what I was in for going to see Asking For It. Powerful, provocative, hard-hitting, shocking.

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Bell X1 mark 20 years of evolution at the Marquee

One way of feeling absolutely bone-crushingly ancient is to attend one of your very favourite bands celebrating 20 years together.

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Getting back in touch with nature

A new poetry festival has been inspired by Waterville providing the setting for ancient poem The Song of Amergin, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Irish composer sounding a note of hope with Kindertransport movement piece

Having a Jewish husband and a son with Down syndrome ensured Irish composer Deirdre Gribbin’s piece on the Kindertransport movement is particularly personal. ...

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‘I ask people to sit in three directions’: Mick O'Dea on painting portraits of famous Irish people

Mick O’Dea is one of Ireland’s finest portrait painters, and he spent three seasons as the artist-in-residence at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, creating ...

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Sky high with art of collaboration on In Clouds

Peter Power looks to examine the human struggle to understand scientific theory, natural phenomena and human behaviour in In Clouds, writes Eoghan O’Sullivan

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A question of taste: Hugh Tinney, classical concert pianist

Des O’Driscoll meets classical concert pianist Hugh Tinney

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7 ways the Noughties were so different from today

Questionable fashion choices, reality TV obsessions and cumbersome tech. Liz Connor raises a glass to the naffest decade of all.

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Casting a Queer Eye as the hit Netflix show returns

WALKING into the room where the gentlemen of Queer Eye are hanging out is an onslaught. If that doesn’t sound like fun, then let me assure you that it really ...

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Go behind the scenes at a summer festival

Summer festivals might offer fun for the punters, but they involve a heap of labour and risk for the organisers, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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GameTech: Holding patterns at gaming E3 event

THE dust doesn’t settle after E3. Instead, it just gets sucked up into heating vents, circulating around console and PC fans until next year’s event, ...

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A-ha create electric atmosphere as they take on the Marquee

Think of A-ha and then try NOT to hum Take on Me, (take on me). Take meeee ooooon. Go on, I dare ya.

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Fair Plé for encouraging female musicians in the trad world

Karan Casey tells Marjorie Brennan about the supportive initiative she’s part of in the trad world

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In the name of the Fada: Con Ó Drisceoil on his new collection of comic songs

After a musical education that involved UCC and the Phoenix Bar, trad stalwart Con ‘Fada’ Ó Drisceoil has released a new collection of comic songs, ...

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Witches of Oz: A backstage conversation ahead of Wicked's visit to Ireland

Nobody foresaw the success of Wicked. As it comes to Ireland, Marjorie Brennan chats to one of the stars about the musical’s particular appeal among young ...

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Back to his roots: Timmy Creed to perform play in home parish handball alley for Cork Midsummer Festival

Timmy Creed’s play at Cork Midsummer Festival will be performed at a handball alley in his home parish, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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The Big Read: Taylor’s Swift rise to the top

She was only 16 when she released her first single and now she's the biggest pop star in the world, her lyrics fearlessly personal. She plays Croke Park this week, ...

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Theatre: The Last Ship - Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

An over-engineered folly runs aground on the basic laws of economics. The metaphor is applicable equally to the decaying hulks that populated the shipyards of Tyneside ...

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Theatre: The Kite Runner - Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

There are as many ways to stage a novel as there are novels that have been staged. But the best of them, such as Corn Exchange’s recent A Girl Is a Half-Formed ...

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Mel Mercier: A clear vision for sounds

Mel Mercier will design the soundscape for Corcadorca’s latest play at Fitzgerald’s Park, writes Colette Sheridan.

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Scene and heard: This week's entertainment news

Des O'Driscoll shares this week's talking points from the world of music, TV and film.

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The Beach Boys: Good vibrations despite disputations

The Beach Boys have a new orchestral album, and Mike Love tells Andrew Arthur he’s not on bad terms with Brian Wilson.

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‘High Hopes’ for marquee’s future as Kodaline wow fans

Concert promoter Peter Aiken says he plans to stage Live at the Marquee in Cork city for the next few years despite the concert site being up for sale.

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Turner nears the end in Poldark

To say Ross Poldark’s chiselled torso has caused a stir is an understatement. There was an outcry on Twitter when, in the first episode of the last series ...

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A Question of Taste: Actress and singer Molly Lynch

Molly Lynch is an actress and singer from Douglas in Cork, and will appear with the RTÉ National Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, on ...

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Game Tech: Sega goes back to the future

The word ‘classic’ can mean ‘a work of art of recognised and established value’, but it can also mean ‘very typical of its kind’. ...

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Return of the dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The stars of the latest instalment in the Jurassic Park sequel tell Laura Harding about the summer blockbuster.

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Cork poet Greg Delanty: 'I made sure that anything I got, I never f****d up'

Cork poet Greg Delanty tells Colette Sheridan about his life in Vermont, and his fortunate position of being able to make a living from his poetry.

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Eric Whitacre is choral music’s modern superstar

US composer Eric Whitacre has brought a fresh energy to his genre, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Tommy Tiernan on being serious about comedy and his concerns about the culture of fear in public life

As Tommy Tiernan gets ready for the Marquee, he tells Ellie O’Byrne why he’s not going for shock laughs any more, and his concerns about the culture ...

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Feathered friends show silly differences are for the birds

Liam Heylin’s latest play revolves around four corvids on the streets of Cork, writes Colette Sheridan.

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5 things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll looks at five things to check out this week

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