The World According to Jeff Goldblum, streaming from Friday on Disney+

Dancing on Ice, An Bronntanas, Ghislaine, Prince Andrew & the Paedophile, Queens, As We See It

Ann Ingle will take part in an online discussion as part of First Fortnight festival. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

January 10th-16th: The best of the week’s culture events around Ireland

Ricky Gervais in After Life. The third series streams from Friday on Netflix

The Green Planet, Smother, Crimes and Confessions, Rules of the Game

Tommy Tiernan brings his brand new show, Tomfoolery, to the Vicar Street stage on January 6th, 7th and 8th. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

January 3rd-9th: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

Lochlann Ó Mearáin at the Newport viaduct in Co Mayo in Droichid na hÉireann, Monday on RTÉ One

Four Lives, Donie O’Sullivan: Capitol Man, Gossip Girl, Operation Transformation

Although we've yet to see a clip from this hotly anticipated new series, we reckon the allure of Tolkien’s world-building will be too tempting to pass up and the fans will eagerly flock back to Middle-Earth. Photograph: Courtesy of Amazon Studios

Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, and Vikings fans will be in Valhalla

The Lion King is the latest production forced to reschedule in the face of an ever-changing coronavirus landscape. Photograph: Eric Luke

December 27th –January 2nd: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

Pro-Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with president Donald Trump on January 6th, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

From the storming of the Capitol and the Suez Canal to Olympic success and Storm Barra, the news never stopped

Whoa Is Me: David O’Doherty is back with a new comedy show

December 20-26: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

Mark Gatiss in The Amazing Mr Blunden. This latest version of Antonia Barber’s classic children’s novel premieres Monday on Sky Max

The Girl Before, Dating Amber, The Toy Shop, Adam Saves Christmas, A Kids’ Country Christmas, Being the Ricardos, Don’t Look Up

Dubliner Dermot Kennedy hasn’t forgotten where he came from – all profits from these shows will go to Pieta and Focus Ireland. Photograph: Universal Music 2021

December 13-19: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

Misha and the Wolves: The acclaimed Holocaust/courtroom documentary receives its Irish and British broadcasting premiere Thursday on TG4

Imelda May hosts Voices of Ireland, the Rachel O’Reilly case in The Lie: Murder in Suburbia, Steps of Freedom: The Story of Irish (...)

How can you possibly pick out the right gift for everyone? Here’s a simple solution: buy tech

From smartphones tosupersonic hairdryers, here are some of this year’s gift options

Lisa O’Neill is among those performing work inspired by the Anglo-Irish Treaty debates and related events at the National Concert Hall. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

December 6th to 12th, 2021: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

Olivia Colman in Landscapers. The pitch-black comedy begins Tuesday on Sky Atlantic

You Don’t Know Me, Neven’s Christmas, Colmcille – An Naomh Dána, Junk Couture, Vienna Blood, The Unforgivable

 Aidan Gillen stars in Faith Healer upcoming at up the Abbey Theatre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

November 29th - December 6th: The best theatre, rock and comedy gigs

The Members 1978. Guitarist JC Carrollis is publishing his memoir, (Still) Annoying the Neighbours, launching  with a special gig in Dublin’s Wild Duck

Members’ French-Irish guitarist on the punk anthem that ‘followed me my whole life’

Advertising art for Harlem. The 10-part comedy streams from Friday on Amazon Prime

The Case I Can’t Forget, Scannal: Priory Hall, My Bungalow Bliss, Altered State, Chucky

2 Stradbrook Hall, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Well-proportioned modern house has had kitchen and bathroom upgrade

All the Angels

November 23rd-28th: This week’s best music, comedy and art

New estate agents Vanessa Villela and Emma Hernan on Selling Sunset, streaming from Wednesday on Netflix

An Audience with Adele, I’m a Celebrity, Late Late Toy Show, The Beatles: Get Back

Newhaven, Marlborough Park, Glenageary, Co Dublin

High-spec, high-tech home in quiet cul-de-sac is fitted with top quality furnishings and fixtures

Emma Langford

November 15th-21st: This week’s best festivals, music, comedy and art

Madeleine Madden and Josha Stradowski in The Wheel of Time. The six-episode epic, based on the fantasy novels of Robert Jordan, streams from Friday on Amazon Prime

Shoulders of Giants, With God on Our Side, American Rust, Tiger King 2, Cowboy Bebop

2 Monaloe Crescent, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Tastefully renovated three-bed in cul-de-sac for €795,000 – or with adjacent 0.4-acre garden for €1.19 million

Kristine and Margarita Balanas

November 8th-14th: The best classical, rock and comedy gigs

The late Keelin Shanley with her husband, Conor, and their daughter Lucy. Keelin Shanley: Faraway, Still Close, Monday on RTÉ One. Photograph: RTÉ

Hidden Assets, The Missing Children, Future Island, and cooking with Mary Berry

Musician and broadcaster Tom Dunne and his wife, chef Audrey McDonald, at their house in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin Photograph: Alan Betson

Musical moments have been created, played and broadcast in this warm, solid family home

Junk Ensemble’s The Misunderstanding of Myrrha

November 1st-7th: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

The Irish Wedding: Alex Fegan’s acclaimed documentary screens Monday on RTÉ One

Ireland’s Fittest Family, Underdogs, Dalgliesh, and Liam Neeson in The Marksman

Three-storey house maximises space and maintains privacy

Woodford, Booterstown

Woodford converted from stables of Chesterfield House, where the owner grew up

Fun-loving skeleton, Walter De Burgh, who is depicted on the city Coat of Arms, will feature at the Derry Halloween event

October 25th-31th: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

Jaden Michael as Colin Kaepernickin, the future NFL star who ‘took the knee’, in Colin in Black and White, streaming from Friday on Netflix

Will Sliney’s Storytellers, The Outlaws, Breastfeeding My Boyfriend, An tSlí, Universe, John Connors’ Acting Academy, Mrs Brown’s (...)

Back garden

Period house off the South Circular Road in walk-in condition for €795,000

Angela Meade performing at the Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Wexford Festival Opera

October 18th-24th, 2021: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

Chelsea Farrell with mum Carrie and dad Paul on Celebrity Pulling with My Parents, Wednesday on RTÉ2

The Deirdre O’Kane Show, Succession, Impeachment, Callan Kicks the Years, Louise Bayliss, Shetland, Jack B Years, Sex, Love and Go(...)

Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford: hybrid programme of music, literature, dance, visual art, theatre and history

October 11th-17th, 2021: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Paulina Alexis, Lane Factor and Devery Jacobs in Reservation Dogs, streaming from Wednesday on Disney+ Star

David Brophy’s Frontline Choir, Designed for Life, Donal’s Family Kitchen, My First Threesome, Peataí!, The Jackie Collins Story, (...)

Living room

Two-bed apartment has been completely refurbished with flair by Brazilian owners

Rothar at Baboró International Children’s Arts Festival

October 4th-10th, 2021: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

Will Arnett in Muppets Haunted Mansion

Ridley Road, Sold: The Eircom Shares Saga, Antisocial Ireland, Murder Ireland, Hunting the Football Trolls, Chris O’Dowd: Off Came(...)

Ronan House, Upper Churchtown Road, Dublin 14

Distinctive Victorian with original features and contemporary finishes in Dublin 14

The First Child: A new opera by Donnacha Dennehy & Enda Walsh as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph:  Jack Phelan

September 27th-October 3rd, 2021: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

The 2 Johnnies Take On, beginning Monday on RTÉ2

Ireland’s Historic Gardens, Cocooned, The Girl with the Colourful Leg, Éadaí SOS, Hector – Éire Nua, The Guilty

The Great British Bake Off is back on Channel 4

Including Succession series 3, a Limerick crime drama, and Peter Jackson’s Beatles doc

Liam Gallagher is set to play Ormeau Park, Belfast. Photograph: Shirlaine Forrest/Getty

September 20th-26th, 2021: The best of the week’s culture events, right around Ireland

Louise Cantillon, host of Junior Eurovision. The search begins tonight on TG4

Alma’s Not Normal, Nova Jones, Sex Actually, Star Wars: Visions, The Starling

Ciarán Hinds in Kin, beginning Sunday on RTÉ One

The Meaning of Life, Congo 1961, Cheap Irish Homes, Young Rock, Soundtrack to My Life, Strictly Come Dancing, Sex Education, The M(...)

Wallis Bird is on the line up for The Great Beyond at Ballinacurra House, Kinsale, Co Cork in mid-September. Photograph: Jason Lee

From the Dublin Fringe Festival to a 3,000-year-old epic tale on the screen

Colin Farrell in The North Water, beginning Friday on BBC Two

The Killing of Fr Niall Molloy, Ros na Rún season premiere, Gafa, The Rotunda, The Cleaner

Conor O’Brien of Villagers will perform an intimate acoustic set at this week’s Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

Plus: Mary Coughlan, Pillow Queens, Ortús Chamber Music Festival and more

Maura Higgins in Glow-Up Ireland, beginning Thursday on RTÉ2

Paul McGrath, 9/11, Sex & Power: Tabloids, The Big Deal, Money Heist, Cinderella

Mirror Pavilion Leaf Work concept drawing, courtesy of John Gerrard

Plus: Christy Moore, author David Mitchell, Kíla, and the return of Design Pop in Cork

Kathryn Thomas in No Place Like Home, Sunday on RTE One

Love Island – the finale, Gossip Girl, The Walking Dead, Kevin Can F**k Himself

Poet and novelist Niamh Boyce will be taking part in the Power of Words Festival in Co Laois.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

From Co Laois to Clonakilty, Dublin city or your own home, take your pick from our list

Tommy Tiernan will be performing his Work-in-Progress Show for five nights. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Plus: Lisa Hannigan, a tour via barge, and free festival passes for grandparents

Lucy Boynton and Kit Harington in Modern Love, streaming from Friday on Amazon Prime

Ghosts, Four Season in One Day, Heartlands, The Derry City Story, What If...?, Beckett

Elektra at Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Online offerings include the best from Kilkenny and Belfast events and youth theatre via YouTube

Irish documentary The 8th, Wednesday on RTÉ2

The Curious Works of Roger Doyle, I Am Victoria, Fleadhfest ’21, Cruel Summer

Kelli-Ann Masterson, soprano on set, as the Irish National Opera are this week filming the different parts of a new opera which will be premiered virtually on Monday July 28th. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A new opera premieres online and the Irish Museum of Modern Art celebrates 30 years

Tattoo Redo, streaming from Wednesday on Netflix

Five Bedrooms, Chris Packham: The Walk that Made Me, Glórtha ón Imeall

Andrea Riseborough stars in Here Before, which will be shown at Galway Film Fleadh

Plus: Mike Finn’s Waiting for Poirot, Festival of Curiosity, and a concert with composer Eímear Noone

Tchéky Karyo as Baptiste. Photograph: Toons Aerts/BBC/Two Brothers Pictures

The Olympics opening ceremony, This Way Up and Ireland’s Garden Heroes

Cormac Begley headlines at Dunderry Park in Co Meath

Cormac Begley and friends take to the stage in Dunderry Park, and Festival in a Van rolls up to the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Soprano Majella Cullagh will be joined by an array of guests  for the Casta Diva event.

Online offerings include a Q&A with The Go! Team and live-stream of Cairde Sligo Arts Festival

Monsters at Work, streaming from Wednesday on Disney+

Ireland’s Rich List, Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule, Ros na Rún, We the People

The pilot festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. All photographs: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

There were few queues, great views, pods of six – as long as your antigen test was negative

Gavin James will play the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on July 3rd for Ireland’s first music festival since the pandemic

And online, you can watch Chris O'Dowd, Mary Lou McDonald and the McCartneys

Irish runner Thomas Barr in Horizon Tokyo, Monday on RTÉ One

Love Island, Hemingway, Bad Influencer, America: The Motion Picture, Fear Street

Blink had an album’s worth of material sitting in the vaults since 1997.

Blink, Ann Scott and Tiberius’ Minnows are back to attend to unfinished business

Gabi, Joni, Dylan, Ciara, CJ and Sammy on the Bray seafront in Our Town, Thursday on RTÉ2

Jim Sheridan’s Murder at the Cottage, Border Lives, The Shape of History, Bosch

Pillow Queens (L-R) Sarah Corcoran (vocals, guitar, bass); Pamela Connolly (vocals, guitar, bass); Cathy McGuinness (guitar) and Rachel Lyons (drums) – playing at Rock Against Homelessness

Plus: Dalkey Book Festival, Varo & Special Guests and play at Smock Alley Theatre

Rose Byrne in Physical, streaming from Friday on Apple TV+

Partition stories on RTÉ1/BBC2, Together with Sharon Horgan, Fatherhood on Netflix

James Vincent McMorrow headlining Ireland’s first live gig since the pandemic will be livestreamed

This week’s unmissable online events: Norah Jones, Jason Donovan, Brightening Air and more

Sean Bean and Stephen Graham in Time, Sunday on BBC1

Dermot Bannon’s Super Small Spaces, V Day, Krept & Konan, I’m Fine, Clarkson’s Farm

Maroon 5: Still riding high in the charts

Plus: Emma Dabiri and Lemn Sissay on race, and Ash and Maroon 5 in concert

Julianne Moore in Lisey’s Story, streaming from Friday on Apple+

Letters to Gay Byrne, Adrian Dunbar in Inside No 9, a colour-blind Anne Boleyn, TOWIE's Joey Essex on grief, Gary Barlow: I’m with(...)

Moby: the genre-busting singer, musician and DJ takes us on a wild trip through his life in a new documentary

Plus Salman Rushdie, Emma Dabiri, Maija Sofia Elaine Howley and many more

Riverdance: The Animated Adventure – the Irish elk turn out to be pretty nifty dancers

Michael Flatley becomes an impressively antlered elk in a new animated film based on the hit show

Rupy Aujla and Prue Leith in Cook Clever, Waste Less Monday on Channel 4

Are You Scared Yet, Human?, Breeders, Tracks and Trails, Bob Dylan Night, Cruella

REM: Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck in 1984. Photograph: Paul Natkin/Getty

REM are rereleasing their momentous first single, from 1981. Here are nine other seminal songs

Coldplay will headline this year’s virtual  Glastonbury Festival. Photograph:  Dave Hogan/Getty

Plus Rory O’Neill, FeliSpeaks, Louise O’Neill, Douglas Stuart, Haim and many more

Lesley Roy, Ireland’s representative to this year’s Eurovision, performs in the semi-final on Tuesday. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Back to Barrytown, Marie Cassidy, The Nevers, Plean Bee, We Are Lady Parts, Solos

Madness aim to usher in a return to the good times with their new show

Dublin Dance Festival and Ross O’Carroll-Kelly are among the other highlights

Comedian Ardal O’Hanlon tries to find out how Irish people got their potty mouths

Actor Rupert Everett.  File photograph:  Ernesto Ruscio/Getty

Plus Lady Antonia Fraser, Lisa Hannigan, Angela Scanlon, Craig David and more

Protestors from the #FreeBritney movement outside a Los Angeles courthouse last August. The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship airs Wednesday on BBC2. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty

Tommie Gorman on cancer; The Big DIY Challenge; docs on Britney Spears and Ian Wright

Michael Palin will be appearing in a virtual pub chat. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

Celine Byrne and Robert Webb also among the virtual attractions over next seven days

Nish Patel and Rose Matafeo in Starstruck, Monday night on BBC1

Rory O’Connell, Seven Drunken Nights, Gunplot, Open for Business, Alan Patridge, Fomhuireán na bhFininí, The Mosquito Coast, Tom C(...)

Dua Lipa: the pop star will be at Elton John’s online Oscars pre-party, before the Academy Awards highlights are shown on Monday evening

Plus Marian Keyes, Frank McGuinness, Mick Fleetwood and the National Symphony Orchestra

Helen Kelly,  managing director, country manager and head of corporate banking at Barclays Bank Ireland plc: “We have team Friday chats every week, and everybody loves them.”

Covid-19 has speeded remote working and employers need to embrace their teams

With Apple’s iPhone 13 not due out until later this year, spring belongs to Samsung and its new S21 series of smartphones

Electronic scooters and luxury headphones: the latest in tedium-relieving technology

Michael D Higgins, the ninth president of Ireland, following his inauguration ceremony in Dublin Castle on November 11th, 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke

Colm Toibin, Mare of Easttown, Glow Up, Animal SOS, Shadow and Bone

Birdy playing Iveagh Gardens in 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

Birdy, Sara Baume, Cornaleena, Amhráin and more

Julie Graham and Nico Mirallegro in Penance, beginning Monday on Virgin One

Keys to My Life, Too Close, Naked Attraction, Uimhir a 6, Frank of Ireland, Leonardo

Live in your living room: Kathleen Turner and Maggie Smith. Photographs: Mark Veltman/NYT and Tom Jamieson/NYT

Cathy Davey, Declan O’Rourke, Crash Ensemble’s Reactions, Beoga, Brockhampton and more

Kim Cattrall and Aubrey Dollar iin Filthy Rich, streaming from Friday on Star/Disney+

Iarnród Enda, Cook-In with Mark Moriarty, Síle Seoige – Deireadh Tochta, When Nudes Are Stolen, Them

From left to right: Don Wycherley, Ronan Leahy, and Gavin Fullam take part in Inside the GPO.  Photograph: Dan O’Neill

John Spillane, Ben Howard, the Wicklow Screendance Laboratory Festival and more

Sharon Stone in the image that appears on the cover of her memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice. Stone will be chatting with Graham Norton on Friday

Back from the Brink, Jack Charlton, UK’s Tiger Kings, Catherine Celebrates Easter

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