12 May 2018 07:30 From Eurovision parties to a vegan festival: Here's what to do this weekend
The weather won’t be as good as the bank holiday, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home. WE MIGHT NOT have the same weather as last weekend but there is still plenty to enjoy across the country. Itâ€™s been five years since Ireland qualified for the Eurovision final â€“ so why not join in the celebrations by attending the fourth annual Douze Points 4
09 May 2018 07:07 Most excellent news: Bill and Ted are coming back for a sequel
ALMOST THREE DECADES later, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is getting a new sequel. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will reprise their roles as Ted Logan and Bill S Preston Esq in a third adventure and the first in 27 years. The project was announced on Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival, with MGM’s Orion Pictures set to release the film, titled Bill & Ted Face the Music 1
03 May 2018 16:57 Restored newsreel footage shows Ireland's fight for Independence
The footage was restored from the original nitrate film and will be available on the IFI Player. THE IRISH FILM Institute has painstakingly restored and digitised newsreel footage from the Independence era of Irish history. Footage is now available of events like Eamon de Valera visiting Boston in 1919 and Irish crowds welcoming Countess Countess Constance 6
26 April 2018 05:15 Photos: UTV's Northern Ireland headquarters on sale for €4 million
Havelock House was used by television crews around the world to process and edit film footage of the Troubles. THE HEADQUARTERS OF UTV in Northern Ireland is on the market for €4 million (£3.5m). Havelock House has been home to Northern Ireland’s largest commercial television broadcaster for almost 60 years. UTV – which is owned by ITV plc – has been situated 25
11 April 2018 07:32 Poll: Should fast food advertising be banned during TV 'family film' slots?
Health campaigners say such advertising is an example of “blatantly targeting” children. THE HSE’S CLINICAL lead for obesity has supported calls for RTÉ to drop McDonald’s as a sponsor for its weekly Big Big Movie family slot on Saturday evenings. Professor Donal O’Shea told today’s Irish Daily Mail that having fast food advertising during a slot that features 7
10 April 2018 09:27 Explainer: Why is The Simpsons being criticised for its response to the Apu racism row?
The weekend’s episode addressed criticisms of the Indian character Apu. THE INTERNET has been flooded with talk of The Simpsons in the last 24 hours, with anger directed at its writers and creators for their response to controversy over its depiction of its Indian character Apu. Over the past few years, criticism has been directed at the show for how the Kwik-E-Mart 36
06 April 2018 06:32 Dart passengers left stranded on Bray Head for more than three hours
All Dart services are suspended between Greystones and Bray this morning due to damage of overhead wires. DART PASSENGERS WERE left stranded between Bray and Greystones for more than three hours last night. The Dart couldnâ€™t move from Bray Head after overhead wires got caught on the Dartâ€™s pantograph and were torn down and damaged. Speaking to TheJournal 12
27 March 2018 02:07 Librarians ban yarn about knitting
A porn star’s memoir, a study of the IRA, and a history of knitting are among 100 books public library bosses have refused to stock in recent years. Requests to buy an erotic Korean drama, an account of the life of actor, James Dean, by pop star, Morrissey, and the collected works of famed psychoanalyst, Carl Jung, were also refused. Details disclosed 7
25 March 2018 07:57 Sitdown Sunday: Why was I left on a hillside to die?
Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads. IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair. You might have seen this film pop up online a lot this week – because it’s a fascinating, and funny look at a commercial disaster of a movie. Welcome to Nasa’s Space Flight Operations Facility, where 47
19 March 2018 18:54 Sex and the City star to run for Governor of New York
Cynthia Nixon, a lifelong New Yorker, says that she wants to “fight for a better, more equal New York”. SEX AND THE City actress Cynthia Nixon has announced she is to run for the role of Governor of New York. Nixon describes herself as “a lifelong New Yorker and progressive activist who is running for governor to fight for a better, more equal New York”. Rumours 4