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Oona Doherty’s stunning performance in ‘A Concrete Song’

If you need a beautiful piece of art in your life, then look no further than the flinty dream that is A Concrete Song. This is the latest short from (...)

Co-writer and star Emmet Kirwan gets in character on the set of Dublin Oldschool, currently filming in the capital.

Summertime in Dublin is film-making time. With longer, brighter days and slightly better – if still unpredictable – weather, it’s a good deal easier t(...)

Body and Soul takes place on June 23rd to 25th at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, The Irish Times is partnering with the Wonderlust stag(...)

Shane Koyczan, a Canadian spoken-word poet, writer, and member of the group Tons of Fun University

The Lingo spoken word festival has announced that it is hanging up its microphone. The spoken word and poetry scene appears to be booming, so it might(...)

Sarah Maria Griffin: her poem ‘We Face This Land’ inspired a video by Dave Tynan

We Face This Land – Sarah Maria Griffin Sarah Maria Griffin’s poem inspired a video by Dave Tynan in support of the #repealtheeighth pro-choice campa(...)

Participants in  Young Blood. “It’s a good snapshot of Ireland in a moment in time”

On a bitterly cold Wednesday afternoon in Dublin in the foyer of the National Concert Hall, Karen Walshe, the artistic director at the St Patrick’s Fe(...)

Emmet Kirwan’s Heartbreak is the latest dazzling take on the state of our nation.

Emmet Kirwan, whose powerful spoken-word film Heartbreak has gone viral, says it is “his rage against the hypocrisy of Ireland in 2016, an Ireland tha(...)

Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson in Dublin Oldschool

Emmet Kirwan latest dazzling take on the state of our nation takes the form of a short film called Heartbreak. The film was made by director Dave T(...)

George Clinton: coming to a Beatyard near you

The Beatyard festival in Dun Laoghaire has just released its stage times and site map for this weekend’s festival, which takes over the former ferry (...)

New York queer hip-hop artist Zebra Katz at the Halla Scoile. Photograph: Doreen Kilfeather

It’s Friday evening at Drop Everything on Inisheer, and Anne Marshall is staring into the setting sun. About 300 people are gathered at Áras Éanna ar(...)

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