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Nollaig na mBan: A night of women’s literature

The Irish Writers Centre celebrated Nollaig na mBan by bringing together some of Ireland’s most talented writers and performers

Traditionally, the 6th of January, Nollaig na mBan, was the day when the woman of the house would finally put her feet up after all the turkey basting and sprout peeling of the Christmas period and her husband would take

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Dublin Digital Radio: Tuning in at the right time

Sophia McDonald chats with DDR about the future of radio broadcasting in Dublin’s increasingly gentrified city

An independent station with a flair for creative freedom, Dublin Digital Radio has thrived in an industry seeing increasing cuts and closures. With digital stations RTÉ Pulse and RTÉ 2XM sent to the gallows after RTÉ announced massive cuts, DDR,

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Creatives in Trinity: Dublin’s “most alternative” comedy club, B-Side Comedy

Trinity student Matthew Tallon and his colleague James Moran discuss gig disasters, absurdism, and Dublin’s creative community

What do you get when you cross three ambitious comedians with a set of deafening power tools and one drunken venue manager too many? The answer, I learned upon talking to Trinity student Matthew Tallon and his colleague James Moran,

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Are essays and short stories the future of Irish literature?

Grace Farrell speaks to Professor Philip Coleman and author Wendy Erskine about short form prose, literary trends, and commercialisation versus innovation

The literary landscape has seen an influx of internationally acclaimed essay and short story collections by Irish writers. Although these forms have always been popular for their succinct, quickly digestible nature, short form literature has moved to the forefront of

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Trinity students’ tattoos and what they mean to them

Jack Kennedy speaks to an array of Trinity students about tattoos, the stories behind them, and what they say about the students who got them

I got my first (and so far only) tattoo about two years ago. It is an abstract line drawing of the solar system, on the inside of my right forearm. Often people are surprised when they first see me with …

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Careers in the arts: Smashing Times are using the arts to rewrite history

Mary Moynihan of Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality describes their artistic mission, forgotten Irish heroines and learning from the past, writes Grace Farrell

The Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, which also incorporates a Theatre and Film Company and a Youth Arts Ensemble, is an organisation which uses the arts to promote human rights, climate justice and gender equality. Their