Majella Moynihan pictured in the grounds of RTE. Majella spoke on RTÉ’s Documentary on One about being investigated by gardaí when she became pregnant by a male member of the force. Photograph: RTÉ

As visions of dystopia go, 1984 is pretty hard to beat. In an oppressive, male-dominated society, single women wearing distinctive uniforms give birth(...)

Sylvia Plath’s appearance in Leaving Cert English paper two prompted relief in exam halls across the State.

Thousands of English students breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon when the poet Sylvia Plath appeared, as had been widely predicted, on the highe(...)

Mark Morris Dance Group members at the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing in  London, ahead of their performance of  Pepperland in Dublin. Photograph: Elliott From Franks

When imagining touchstone musical albums, the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band easily comes to mind: quintessential Britain in the swingi(...)

Bono in a  still from the film U2: An Cat Dubh.  Photograph:  IFI/Merry Doyle

For the first time in nearly 40 years, extended footage of U2 shot when they played the roof of an inner-city Dublin community centre in 1982 is to be(...)

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“I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” The French mathematician Blaise Pascal knew that writing succinc(...)

Adam Gracia will launch PERFORM, Ireland’s first performing arts festival which runs from 15th-17th February 2019 in the RDS.
Adam Garcia: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m reading Noam Chomsky’s How the World Works. He’s amazing, I’m obsessed with him. It’s quite extraordinary to hear his take(...)

Sarah Davis-Goff. Photo by Bríd Donovan

Sarah Davis-Goff: Last Ones Left Alive (Tinder Press, publication March 7th) A girl called Orpen journeys from east to west across a post-apocalyptic (...)

Hits of 2018: Cant's Cope Won't Cope, Finding Joy, Taken Down, Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip,   Patrick Kielty’s My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me and  Young Offenders

What are you looking at? It’s a question that’s been keeping television station bosses up at night for another year, receiving reports of an ever-dwi(...)

First Lady Melania Trump reviews the Christmas decorations. Photograph: Andrea Hanks/The White House

In a Christmas tradition on its way to becoming as hotly anticipated as the annual release of the John Lewis ad, or a stony-faced five-year-old explai(...)

US president Donald Trump:  the US midtterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

During the long and increasingly grim political summer of 2016, amidst the first presidential campaign for which I was back in the US after eight year(...)

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