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Sound & Vision scheme supports ‘quality projects that might not otherwise be made’, said BAI deputy CEO Celine Craig. Photograph: iStock

RTÉ drama Clean Sweep, Virgin Media Television series Eating with the Enemy and a documentary titled Lady Gregory – Ireland’s First Social Influencer (...)

Trevor White, director of the Little Museum of Dublin: ‘One of our challenges is to make people look at themselves anew.’ Photograph: Simon O’Connor

Tourism is part of the Irish condition In 2019, more than 11 million people visited Ireland, generating revenue of €5.9 billion. Cultural attractions (...)

Henry Glassie

The latest documentary from Pat Collins – one of our nation’s greatest filmmakers – which was well received at the Toronto International Film Festival(...)

John Millington Synge. Drawing by John Butler Yeats, National Gallery of Ireland

Born in Dublin 150 years ago today (April 16th), John Millington Synge would still be only a baby when the event that inspired his greatest play happe(...)

Madrid’s Cibeles fountain  for St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: EPA/Fernando Alvarado

This week should be the high point of the Irish diplomatic calendar, a time when every minister departs the island to celebrate the national day in a (...)

Joe Biden’s reference to James Joyce as an Irish poet, and not as novelist or short-story writer, may have taken some by surprise.    Photograph: Hulton Getty

We well know by now that America’s new president Joe Biden likes to quote Irish poets, particularly Seamus Heaney. His eve of inauguration reference t(...)

When the Chicago World Fair opened in 1893, there was not one, but two rival model Irish villages.

People frequently forget that history isn’t composed of a grand sweep of happenings, ordained by institutions from on high. While these undoubtedly co(...)

Mick Egan, who is to retire from Rade, the arts organisation working with addicts, at its premises in Dublin. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

One day in the 1990s, the beat poet Allen Ginsberg gave the actor and playwright Mick Egan the title for a play. Egan had introduced Ginsberg to the r(...)

 Black & Tans guarding Dublin street after a shooting on Gloucester Road.

One of the striking developments of 1919 in Ireland was the extent to which the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), policing Ireland since 1836, came unde(...)

The Store Yard has a selection of 19th century rocking horses,  from €350, and vintage red hat boxes from Christy’s of London c1960, €90 each.

Antique gifts have a lot to offer. Not only are they the most eco-friendly choice, they are made to last and for buyers offer a more relaxed alternati(...)

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