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‘The Ties That Bind’ Launches To Unite Ballydehob And Belfast In Artistic Partnership

Ballydehob’s music venue Levis’s and the Duncairn Arts Centre in Belfast are set to collaborate with their artistic and wider communities to establish a cross border artist’s network titled ‘The Ties that Bind’. Co-ordinated…

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Culture

New Focus On Women And Women’s Stories Heralded For National Cultural Collections

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin announced her intention to establish a committee to advise on the representation of women and women’s stories within the collections…

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Culture

The History of Irish Blessings and Why They’re So Popular Around the World

Irish blessings have a long and storied history, with roots that stretch back centuries. These beautiful and poetic blessings have been passed down through generations of Irish families, and have…

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Culture

Global Expertise On Climate Change To Strengthen Sceilg Mhichíl’s Climate Resilience

The Office of Public Works (OPW) and the National Monuments Service (NMS) at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage announced that the World Heritage Property of Sceilg Mhichíl site has joined a new global…

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Culture

Inaugural St Brigid’s Day Bank Holiday Cultural Programme Launched

An inspiring programme of cultural events taking place across the National Cultural Institutions has been announced in recognition of the first Bank Holiday for St Brigid’s Day. As the first…

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Arts

‘Banshees of Inisherin,’ Paul Mescal and ‘Quiet Girl’ Push Ireland to Record Oscar Nominations

Ireland is celebrating a record haul for the country at the 2023 Oscar nominations, which totals 14 nods across various categories. ‘The Quiet Girl’, Colm Bairéad’s coming-of-age tale which began…

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Arts

Historic Step For Irish Film Industry As Co-Production Agreement Signed Between France And Ireland

An Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of France on Cinematographic Co-Production was signed in Paris. The signing of this Agreement is an exciting development which will…

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Culture

Unusual Postcard Collections: James R. Tanis

Postcards, as we know them today, are easily recognisable, and can be found in holiday stalls, museums, and even in your local everyday shop. People collect postcards to share memories…

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Culture

New Irish Language Children’s TV Channel Given Green Light

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, has given statutory clearance to a new Irish language children’s TV channel for TG4. The €3.3m provision for the channel…

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Culture

An Garda Síochána Culture Audit 2022

An Garda Síochána has published the findings of its second Culture Audit, which was independently conducted by Durham University on behalf of the organisation and responded to by 6,400 Garda…

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Culture

Funding Allocations for Youth Diversion Projects for 2022

Minister of State with responsibility for Youth Justice, James Browne, is delighted to announce just under €6.7 million in funding allocations for over 50 Youth Diversion Projects (YDPs) nationwide. YDPs…

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Culture

The Story of the Irish Country House in Revolution 1920-1923

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, launched ‘Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in Revolution, 1920-1923’, a new…

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Culture

Publication of New An Garda Síochána Irish Language Strategy

The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has welcomed the publication of An Garda Síochána’s third Irish Language Strategy, which aims to strengthen Irish language services within the organisation. The Strategy…

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Culture

2022 Programme For The Decade Of Centenaries Announced

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, published online a significant Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2022. The Government allocated €5 million to the…

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Culture

Historic Day As Official Languages Bill Ready For Enactment By The President Of Ireland

The Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019 has been passed through Dáil Éireann by the Government’s Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers TD and has been…

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Christmas

OPW Announces Live Streaming Of Winter Solstice At Newgrange

The Office of Public Works (OPW), in partnership with the National Monuments Services (NMS) of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, is delighted to announce that it will once again live-stream the…

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Culture

‘Burn in Hell Daryl Flynn’ Podcast with Author Conor Galvin

On this week’s podcast, we had the pleasure of speaking with Conor Galvin, author of the upcoming new release ‘Burn in Hell Daryl Flynn’. Conor Galvin will release his first novel…

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Culture

Ireland Needs More Diversity in Public Services like Gardaí to Tackle Racism – IHREC

We need more diversity among Gardaí and other public services workers to help tackle racism in Irish society, according to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The Commission has published…

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Culture

10 Irish Whiskey Brands To Enjoy Right Now

Did you know that Irish whiskey almost went extinct in the 1970s? In 1975, there were only two Irish whiskey distilleries left in operation, New Midleton just outside of Cork,…

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Culture

98-year-old Irish woman awarded US military medal for delivering crucial Mayo weather report which aided 1944 D-Day landing.

The United States has officially honoured an Irish woman whose weather report drastically changed the fortunes of the Allies in World War Two. In the early hours of June 3,…

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Culture

Summer Solstice 2021 Ireland: What it is and How is it Celebrated

The Summer Solstice will take place in Ireland today, June 21, taking us from spring into summer. The summer solstice is the day of the year with the longest period…

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Culture

“White Collar Crime: Proposed modernisation of the Irish criminal justice system – will the promised efficiencies be realised?” – A&L Goodbody

Reform of the Irish criminal justice system, through the actions outlined in the Government’s Action Plan to tackle White Collar Crime and the Justice Plan 2021, has gathered pace in…

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Culture

Patriot Lords Mayor Tomás Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney to be added to Roll of Honorary Citizens of Cork City

Pictured above: Tomás Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney On Friday 11th June, 2021 at 3.00 p.m. the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Joe Kavanagh, will host a Special Ceremony online…

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Arts

Cruinniú na nÓg Announce Treats on the Streets

Organised by Cork City Council in conjunction with Creative Ireland, Cruinniú na nÓg will take place in Cork this Saturday June 12th. The national day of creativity will feature over…

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