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An ode to our own Agatha Christies

Elaine McHale discusses the influx of Irish female writers who are dominating the genre of crime fiction

At the start of the pandemic, Ilike many othersfound myself wanting to escape the seemingly fictitious surroundings that we had found ourselves in. Books were a significant source of relief from the ensuing chaos and I

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The Real Deal: your only guide to Van Gogh Dublin – An Immersive Journey

Elena McCrory gets the inside scoop on this one of a kind art event with Project Director Jillian Wilson

This exhibition uses high intensity flashing lights. As advertised on vangoghdublin.com, it may irritate or even trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Van Gogh Dublin – An Immersive Journey is not what people are expecting.

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Dramatising the end of the world

Caitlin Kawalek reviews Samuel Beckett’s Endgame at the Gate Theatre, on show until March 26

Despite the comedic tilt of Danya Taymor’s Endgame, nobody laughed at Hamm’s heavy declaration: “You’re on Earth. There’s no cure for that.” The performance tightroped between humour and austerity, carefully depicting the concurrent self-pacification and dread of humanity post-catastrophe

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Direct Provision operator ‘Aramark’ at the National Gallery

Caroline Costello discusses key issues with Aramark being awarded the café contract at the National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland (NGI) has recently awarded its catering contract to the American corporation, Aramark, which provides food, facilities and uniform services to various industries. This company earned $16 billion in revenue alone during 2019, several million euros

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Revising the past to write a new Irish history

James Mahon examines Fintan O’Toole’s new book We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland since 1958

Fintan O’Toole, in his most recent book We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Ireland since 1958, proposes a drastic, new way of approaching Irish history. Part historical account and part personal memoir, O’Toole subverts the structured rigidity of

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Scampolo! at The Douglas Hyde Gallery

Ava Chapman discusses Eric N. Mack’s exhibition in Trinity

Trinity’s on-campus contemporary art gallery, The Douglas Hyde, is hosting Eric N. Mack’s first solo exhibition, Scampolo!, until May 29 2022. Mack is an American artist whose work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Serpentine Gallery

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Sunday Longread: Vicky Smith’s complex portrayal of womanhood

Ciarán Drohan discusses Vicky Smith’s exhibit The Cold Bark Against My Back curated at the Olivier Cornet Contemporary Gallery

On a first visit to the Olivier Cornet Contemporary Gallery, it is immediately impressive. Facilitated by its large windows, it is a bright open space that invokes a grander scale than this single room in a Georgian town house, normally