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dublin / arts and media / press release Monday December 19, 2011 22:58 by Osman Sen-Chadun   1 attached file
Broadcasting from Damastown, Mulhuddart, Dublin, and supported by Irish broadcast technical services provider A.V. Broadcast Ltd, Betania FM, the first Romanian Christian Community Radio Station in Ireland, received its’ FM radio license and began broadcasting on 17th December 2011 for 30 days. read full story / add a comment
Echlin (left) and Fean
galway / arts and media / news report Friday December 16, 2011 14:30 by Western Writers' Centre   image 1 image
Two exciting poets round off Galway's poetry season at the City Museum read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / news report Thursday December 15, 2011 14:24 by Darcy Dancer   text 3 comments (last - friday december 16, 2011 11:52)   image 1 image
A new image from Hartigans bar on All-Ireland day 1995 has emerged depicting an apparently innocent scene of a trio enjoying a chat. Innocent that is until the lady is identified as none other than Mother Ireland herself and the chat in question was about how much she cost! read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / news report Wednesday December 07, 2011 16:32 by Andrew   text 2 comments (last - wednesday december 07, 2011 22:38)   image 1 image
Shell to Sea has revealed that RTÉ is being compelled to broadcast an apology ahead of Wednesday's Six-One and Nine O’Clock TV news programmes, as a result of RTÉ's biased coverage of Shell's attempt to build an experimental gas pipeline and refinery in Erris. In this specific case, RTÉ chose to ignore the facts as explained to them by Shell to Sea around technical issues concerning the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) investigation into the conversation Garda had about threatening to rape two women Shell to Sea campaigners they had arrested in April this year. RTÉ instead reported as fact the false suggestions of Justice Minister Alan Shatter, that part of the recording of the arrest had been deleted read full story / add a comment
How to make the SINDO sing  - the paper that protects the strong and attacks the weak
national / arts and media / news report Thursday November 24, 2011 18:39 by Charles R Murrow   text 8 comments (last - tuesday november 29, 2011 02:06)   image 8 images
RTE broadcast an unforgivable and totally unjustifiable libel on Fr Michael Reynolds. They broadcast on air an untrue allegation that he fathered a child with a child in Africa - despite his offer to undergo a paternity test. He took them to court and rightfully to the cleaners. Now RTE are subject to a Broadcasting authority of Ireland enquiry as well as one undertaken by the Press Ombudsman, Professor John Horgan. Who has ridden over the ridge to to proclaim all that is holy in journalism? None other than Eoghan Harris, and his newspaper, the Sunday Independent. Harris wants Ed Mulhall, RTE's head of news, sacked (20th November). Harris has been attacking Mulhall for years. Who knows what for and who cares, just for the moment. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / news report Monday November 21, 2011 12:42 by Sean Crudden
I had one of the best seats in the concert hall; in the upper balcony where I could see the soloist clearly including his hands and his feet. The quality of the sound last night in the concert hall was amazing. Anyway I am saying no more. I have already written my comments which you can read below. Just to tell you I drove home like the hammers of hell to Jenkinstown in my white 2010 Toyota iQ and I sat down to eat some cold past in pesto sauce at the kitchen table shortly after mid-night last night. read full story / add a comment
dublin / arts and media / press release Tuesday November 15, 2011 20:02 by alanweldon
On Friday November 18th Near FM will host a birthday party in the Grand Social for its long-running Dublin bands show The Near FM Sessions. read full story / add a comment
Trash Culture Revue DIY Arts Festival
cork / arts and media / press release Tuesday November 08, 2011 17:20 by mutantspace   image 1 image
The Trash Culture Revue is set to return to Cork with an eclectic mix of art, literature, theatre, gigs, slam poetry, film, food and workshops. It’s like no other arts festival in the country as it’s all produced on a zero budget by members of Ireland’s only free online arts skills exchange, mutantspace.com. read full story / add a comment
BRITISH CITY OF CULTURE DERRY RENAMED LONDONDERRY.
international / arts and media / news report Friday October 14, 2011 09:10 by BrianClarkeNUJ   text 36 comments (last - thursday october 20, 2011 13:45)   image 7 images
Another bomb exploded outside the British City of Culture offices in Derry city last night, an hour after a warning had been given but the British paramilitary disposal police, did not once again bother to turn up until after the explosion.. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / arts and media / press release Saturday October 01, 2011 22:55 by IFI   image 1 image
One of the main criticisms of the status quo in Iran is the relegation of women to second-class citizens, something which had been explored by Iranian filmmakers repeatedly in the previous years. Many of these filmmakers were involved in the Green Wave, and this season attempts to select work which represents both these artists and their concerns on the rights of women in contemporary Iran. As the regime cracked down on protesters, the punishments imposed on many of the names mentioned in these notes make for chilling reading: Pegah Ahangarani and Mahnaz Mohammadi, repeatedly arrested and imprisoned, currently on release; Mohammad Rasoulof, imprisoned for six years; and most cruelly, Jafar Panahi, imprisoned for six years, and prohibited from filmmaking for 20. read full story / add a comment
Grab them now...
dublin / arts and media / press release Wednesday September 28, 2011 14:57 by antrophe   text 7 comments (last - monday october 03, 2011 14:07)   image 1 image
rabble is a non-profit, newspaper from the city’s underground. It’s collectively and independently run by volunteers. rabble aims to create a space for the passionate telling of truth, muck-raking journalism and well aimed pot-shots at illegitimate authority. We stand within, and with, Dublin as it struggles from below against the ghost of the Celtic Tiger and the state it left us in. We support those who fight with a new world in their hearts and encourage those who create cultures that seed hope in bleak times. Those involved know each other from alternative media and street mobilisations, from raves, gigs and the football terraces, or by just living in the village that is Dublin. We range from people living and raising their families in the city, to community and political activists, to artists, messers and mischief-makers. We Are rabble. read full story / add a comment
louth / arts and media / news report Monday September 26, 2011 11:32 by Sean Crudden
The performance of The National Chamber Choir of Ireland in Carlingford yesterday afternoon was an object lesson in the calm interpretation of words and music combined. A very stimulating concert free of musical bombast. And very very musical. Admission was €8 and the program which was essential reading cost €3. The theme of the recital was Autumn Landscapes. It involved roads, fields, clouds, lost love, time passing, death, lost youth. Even so it proved one thing at least. Brahms still lives. read full story / add a comment
limerick / arts and media / news report Sunday September 25, 2011 17:19 by Dominic Taylor   1 attached file
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD to Launch Luaithreach Angela.
Luaithreach Angela is a limited edition, Irish translation of Frank McCourt’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, Angela's Ashes
It will be launched by the Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD, at the Frank McCourt Museum, Hartstonge Street, Limerick, at 4pm on Monday Oct 10th.
The translation was commissioned by The Limerick Writers’ Centre, from writer and translator Padraic Breathnach. read full story / add a comment
Fred Johnston
galway / arts and media / press release Tuesday September 20, 2011 12:52 by Wester Writers' Centre, Galway   image 1 image
Two innovative Creative Writing courses kick off at the Western Writers' Centre, Galway, from the 4th October: 10am - 12 noon (10 weeks - €114/€95) and 1.05pm-1.55pm (8 weeks - €80/€60), tutored by writer and critic Fred Johnston. Details at 091.564822 ext 312 or westernwriters@eircom.net Courses designed for beginners and enthusiasts who may not have spare time in the evenings. read full story / add a comment
national / arts and media / press release Sunday September 18, 2011 17:55 by Noel Kelly
Visual Artists Ireland, the All-Ireland representative body for professional visual artists, today announced preliminary findings of their recent survey The Social, Economic & Fiscal Status of the Visual Artist in Ireland 2011. Based on the survey undertaken in December 2008, the 2011 survey has found that the income of professional visual artists in Ireland has collapsed. Of the 292 artists surveyed, 82.25% earn less than €10,000 from their creative practice. This is a sharp decrease when compared to 67% in 2008. The number of artists relying on finding alternative sources of income has increased, but the overall income figures remain low. 55% of professional visual artists earn less than €10,000 from their total income (creative and non-creative). This is a sharp decrease from 33% in the 2008 survey. read full story / add a comment
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national / arts and media / opinion/analysis Tuesday August 23, 2011 04:01 by Colin Platt   text 4 comments (last - thursday august 25, 2011 06:55)   image 1 image
Nonprofit network is being developed with a focus on local news from locally-based independent reporters and citizen journalists. read full story / add a comment
Love Music Hate Racism Festival Fundraiser and All Ages gig this Friday
dublin / arts and media / press release Tuesday August 16, 2011 03:49 by Love Music Hate Racism   image 1 image
28 acts take to the stage in Sweeney’s for Love Music Hate Racism’sElectric Picnic Fundraiser this Friday 19th August. The event is splitinto two parts with the early show being Love Music Hate Racism’sfirst underage show featuring 7 teenage bands, kicking off at 2pmupstairs on the 1st floor.The underage gig was organised by JordenBukspan , a young student at Stratford college who approached LMHRwanting to get involved. read full story / add a comment
Harris in his hey day, supporting censorship, secretly - he has attempted to re-write this history ever since
national / arts and media / news report Sunday July 24, 2011 23:20 by Jack Lane   text 15 comments (last - sunday september 18, 2011 11:58)   image 1 image
Over the past number of weeks Eoghan Harris has been uttering more than the usual amount of drivel in relation to the 1919-21 War of independence. Contemporary events have been dragged in week on week to promote the moronic view that the IRA systematically attacked Protestants during the War and after it.

No notion is too ludicrous in pursuit of the deeply reactionary and frankly sectarian campaign aimed at undermining the IRA’s anti-sectarian pursuit of independence between 1919-21. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Saturday July 02, 2011 19:20 by Liam Duffy
Call for poetry, short-stories, photography and art work read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Saturday June 25, 2011 12:50 by Maureen Gallagher
Maureen Gallagher has just won an award in the Swift Satire Competition. read full story / add a comment
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