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Frontlines: Frontlines - Why Direct Provision Must End

2017-09-25 10:14:00


Ireland is known for extending a warm welcome to visitors. But the shocking conditions, endured by many asylum seekers in Direct Provision centres, are bringing that notion into complete disrepute.

Album: Album Review: All This Life, Starsailor

2017-09-20 10:45:00


Solid return from early noughties favourites.

Travel: Hot Travel: Corsica

2017-08-29 14:04:00


The birthplace of Napoleon and an island with enough beaches to fill New York with sand, Corsica is a sun-drenched, picturesque landscape with a proud history. By Mark Conroy

Album: Album Review: Kesha, Rainbow

2017-08-24 12:16:00


Chart-topper makes purposeful return.

News: Gavin James announces second date at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre

2017-08-23 11:26:00


The first date sold out in under five minutes.

News: David Bowie almost played one of the original guardians in Guardians in The Galaxy Vol.2

2017-08-23 10:42:00


The late musician was approached by the director before his death in early 2016.

News: U2 fans receive cryptic note in the mail

2017-08-22 15:29:00


Could this be hinting at a possible new album or track?

News: Tom McRae announces headline show at the Limelight in Belfast

2017-08-22 12:13:00


The English Singer Songwriter is coming to the city this autumn.

News: Paul Greengrass to direct film about Norwegian Terror attack that killed 77

2017-08-22 10:47:00


The film will chronicle the horrific crimes carried out by mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik.

News: Sales of Bonnie Tylers 'Total Eclipse of The Heart' has risen by 500% in past week.

2017-08-21 16:42:00


The buzz around the total solar eclipse seen in the US has given the classic ballad a second life.

News: Watch: New Trailer for Kingsmen: The Golden Circle

2017-08-21 10:43:00


Prepare for more over the top action with stiff upper lip mentality

News: Check out the first image from Mary Queen of Scots with Saoirse Ronan

2017-08-18 10:58:00


The Irish actress plays the doomed catholic queen in an upcoming biopic.

News: Listen to Grizzly Bear's New album Painted Ruins

2017-08-18 10:32:00


It's their first album since 2012's Shields

News: Listen to Slow Place Like Home's new single 'Echoes'

2017-08-17 16:20:00


The track also features guest vocals from Fearghal McKee (Whipping Boy).

News: Alvvays release new song 'Plimsoll Punks'

2017-08-17 15:13:00


It's the third single off of their upcoming album Antisocialites

News: Watch: Trailer for Neo-Noir Gemini starring Zoe Cravitz

2017-08-17 13:12:00


Lenny Kravitz' daughter stars in this female-centric Murder Mystery.

News: Listen to LCD Soundsystem's new track Tonite

2017-08-16 17:21:00


The new track debuted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show.

News: Watch: Trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer starring Colin Farell

2017-08-16 15:47:00


Ireland's own Barry Keoghan also makes up the cast.

News: Gavin James annouces date at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre

2017-08-16 11:01:00


The singer songwriter will be playing an intimate headline performance in Dublin on December 6 2017.

News: Watch: Trailer For The Meyerowitz Stories with Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller

2017-08-15 16:56:00


The family drama is being released by Netflix worldwide on October 13.

News: Watch: Riz Ahmed's spoken word performance on The Tonight Show in wake of Charlottesville violence

2017-08-15 15:46:00


Written 10 years ago, the piece has found a new relevance.

News: Colm Skwirbat to play Rory Gallagher songs at the Hot Press Covers Exhibtion.

2017-08-11 15:47:00


Fans of the late Irish blues guitarist can rejoice.

Beats + Pieces: Watch: Trailer for soviet era satire The Death of Stalin

2017-08-11 13:33:00


Don't Worry, Armando Ianucci's hilarious looking film is not in Russian.

News: Hackers reveal Email that claims HBO offered them $250,000

2017-08-11 12:09:00


The network claims in the email that the money was offered as a "bug bounty payment"

News: Listen to Kesha's new album Rainbow

2017-08-11 11:22:00


It's the pop stars first album in five years.

News: Riz Ahmed in early talks to appear in Venom

2017-08-10 11:43:00


Tom Hardy will play the titular symbiont and marvel character.

News: Liam Gallagher shares new single 'For What's it's Worth'

2017-08-10 10:57:00


The former Oasis front-man has now released three tracks off his upcoming solo album As You Were

News: A.S Fanning Announces Dublin gig In Whelan's

2017-08-10 10:10:00


The singer-songwriter will also be playing the Roisin Dubh in Galway

News: Kendrick Lamar Opens Up About Bono's Involvement on DAMN in new interview

2017-08-09 13:20:00


The Compton rapper said the U2 front-man was someone with "wisdom and so much knowledge, in music and in life".

News: Disney is launching its own streaming service

2017-08-09 12:24:00


The production company will be pulling all of it's titles from Netflix.

News: Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez set for Woody Allen's next movie

2017-08-09 11:02:00


The young centric cast will appear in the director's follow up to Wonder Wheel

News: Miley Cyrus announces new album Younger Now

2017-08-08 13:46:00


The new record will arrive next Month.

News: Watch: Trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Mother!

2017-08-08 12:39:00


Starring Jennifer Lawrence, the film looks like a typically disquieting psychological horror.

News: Ruth Negga to star alongside Brad Pitt in Sci-Fi film Ad Astra

2017-08-08 11:19:00


Tommy Lee Jones is also set to appear.

News: BBC's The Young Offender's adaptation to start shooting in Cork today

2017-08-08 10:13:00


The six part TV series will is based on the hit Irish film of the same name.

News: Watch: Bruce Willis in the trailer for Death Wish Remake

2017-08-03 16:56:00


The Hostel's Eli Roth is directing.

News: Watch: Trailer For Narcos Season 3

2017-08-03 16:03:00


Pablo Escobar may be gone but four will take his place.

News: "A disaster of a film":What the Critics are saying about The Dark Tower

2017-08-03 11:14:00


By most accounts The long gestating Stephen King adaption is mess that's uncertain of what it wants to be.

News: Paul McCartney to appear on the new Foo Fighthers album

2017-08-03 10:51:00


The former Beetle will play drums on one of the songs.

News: Watch: Queens of The Stone Age cover Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood”

2017-08-02 17:17:00


Thier version was a mash-up with the band's own Feel Good Hit of the Summer

News: Watch: Trailer for First they killed my Father directed by Angelina Jolie

2017-08-02 15:12:00


We finally get out first look at the controversial drama about genocide.

News: Watch: Randy Newman performs 'Putin' on Late Night with Stephen Colbert

2017-08-02 13:31:00


Shirtless photos of the Russian leader are shown behind him as he plays.

News: Maika Monroe joins Neil Jordan's The Widow

2017-08-02 11:38:00


It's the Irish director's first film in over five years.

News: Jessica Chastain confirmed as Villain in X-Men Dark Phoenix

2017-08-02 11:01:00


The Oscar nominated actress is to join the cast of the fourth entry of the franchise.

News: Watch: Matthew McConaughey reacts to the news of Sam Shepard's passing

2017-08-01 17:06:00


McConaughey had worked with Shepard on Jeff Nichols' Mud.

News: Watch: Trailer for David Fincher's new Netflix series Mindhunter

2017-08-01 15:46:00


Prepare for disturbing odyssey into the minds of 1970s killers.

News: Watch: Trailer for new Netflix Sci-Fi film What Happened to Monday?

2017-08-01 15:15:00


Noomi Rapace plays seven different parts in the new thriller.

News: Watch: Video looks at the significance of Martin Scorsese's cameos in his own films

2017-08-01 12:25:00


The acclaimed director has appeared in almost all of his own works.

News: John Cena joins the cast of Transformers spinoff Bumblebee

2017-08-01 10:36:00


Paramount has also revealed full cast and plot details for the film.

News: Watch: Trailer for touring musician documentary 'Hired Gun'

2017-07-31 17:23:00


The unsung heroes who orbited with some of your favourite artists are given a voice in Fran Strine's new film.

News: American playwright and actor Sam Shepard has passed away at the age of 73

2017-07-31 16:11:00


He was perhaps best known for playing Chuck Yeager in the space exploration drama The Right Stuff

News: Watch: New Teaser for Darren Aronofsky's Mother!

2017-07-31 15:28:00


Starring Jennifer Lawrence, the 30 second clip shows us very little as well as a whole heck of a lot.

News: Blood Orange is working on a new album

2017-07-31 13:44:00


His last record Freetown Sound was released just last year.

News: Vic Mensa says R.Kelly should be "locked away forever"

2017-07-31 11:49:00


He gave TMZ the opinion after an impromptu interview

News: Brooklyn director John Crowley to oversee new TV drama

2017-07-31 10:22:00


The Irishman will be helming a project based on the novel Dreams Of Leaving by Rupert Thomson.

News: Listen to Vic Mensa's Debut Album The Autobiography

2017-07-28 16:35:00


It features contributions from Weezer and Pharrell.

News: Critics are already calling The Emoji Movie one of the worst films of the year

2017-07-28 12:21:00


Not that any of us are that surprised.

News: Watch: Trailer for Presidential Biopic 'LBJ' with Woody Harrelson

2017-07-28 11:10:00


Rob Reiner of When Harry Met Sally fame directs.

News: Watch: First full length trailer for Stephen King's IT

2017-07-27 17:19:00


The scariest looking film of the year has it's first official trailer.

News: Watch: Video for Kesha's new song 'Learn to Let Go'

2017-07-27 15:58:00


It's third single off of her upcoming Rainbown

News: Watch: Trailer for George Clooney directed Suburbicon

2017-07-27 14:47:00


Written by The Coen Brothers, the film stars a particularly desperate looking Matt Damon.

Album: Album Review: Calvin Harris, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1

2017-07-26 18:11:00


Superstar DJ finally turns up the heat.

News: Watch: Trailer for Sci-Fi Indie Marjorie Prime with Jon Hamm

2017-07-26 15:53:00


The Sundance winner is an eerie peak into an uncertain future.

News: Tom Hardy to produce and star in Bosnian War Drama

2017-07-26 11:40:00


The project will see the star reunite with Warrior director Gavin O'Connor.

News: Nicholas Hoult In Talks to Play Young JRR Tolkien In New Biopic

2017-07-26 10:30:00


The film about the Lord Of The Rings writer has been in development since 2013.

News: New Independent Radio Stations Bill Hailed As A "Major Breakthrough"

2017-07-26 08:11:00


The new Bill by Fianna Fáil seeks to extend extra support to local broadcasting by providing additional funding for programming with a local or regional focus.

News: Watch: Trailer for Ben Stiller indie 'Brad's Status'

2017-07-25 16:00:00


Directed by the man who wrote 'School of Rock'.

News: Adam Clayton celebrates the birth of new child

2017-07-25 13:31:00


Achtung! It's a new baby for the U2 bassist.

News: Bond 25 confirmed with Daniel Craig rumoured to return

2017-07-25 12:37:00


It would be the actor's fifth time filling the shoes of 007.

News: Grime Star Bugzy Malone set to play The Academy Dublin

2017-07-25 11:46:00


The British MC will also be playing The Limelight in Belfast.

News: Sarah Paulson joins the cast of M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable sequel

2017-07-25 10:29:00


Glass isn't set for release until 2019

News: Watch: Trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One

2017-07-24 13:08:00


The new film is based on the hugely successful debut novel of the same name by Ernest Kline.

News: JP Cooper to play date in Dublin's Olympia Theatre

2017-07-24 11:09:00


The 'September Song' Singer is Ireland bound.

News: Dunkirk enjoys $50 million opening weekend in the US

2017-07-24 10:33:00


The war epic defied expectations with it's impressive box-office performance.

News: Legion Creator Noah Hawley Reveals Season 2 Details

2017-07-21 16:35:00


He also announced he would be making a movie based on Marvel Character Doctor Doom

News: Watch: Trailer for Sundance Winner and LGBT+ drama Beach Rats

2017-07-21 15:24:00


The film won the directing award for drama at the prestigious festival.

News: Dermot Kennedy announces second date for Dublin's The Button Factory

2017-07-21 13:07:00


His first date sold out in just one hour.

News: Grizzly Bear Share New Song and Video 'Neighbors'

2017-07-21 12:32:00


The art-rockers will be playing Dublin's vicar street on October 4 and 5

News: Watch: Pacific Rim Sequel Video asks you to Join the Jaeger uprising

2017-07-21 11:14:00


While not a trailer, its the first look at the follow-up to 2013 original

News: There's a David Lynch inspired music festival coming to Wicklow

2017-07-21 10:31:00


The festival inspired by the filmmaker's works will take place next month.

News: Watch: New Red Band Trailer for Kingsman 2:The Golden Circle

2017-07-20 17:13:00


Matthew Vaughn's follow-up to the 2014 action comedy looks as hyper-stylized and offbeat as ever.

News: Netflix Accused of Plagiarism Over Film Burning Sands

2017-07-20 11:35:00


An author claims he came up with the story about hazing in college fraternities

News: Watch: Trailer for Firefighting drama Only The Brave with Josh Brolin

2017-07-20 10:18:00


It's based on a harrowing true story.

News: Watch: Trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's latest fantasy The Shape of Water

2017-07-19 17:18:00


It's the director's first film since 2015's Crimson Peak

News: Watch: Trailer for new thriller The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender

2017-07-19 15:50:00


Based on the best-selling novel by crime writer Jo Nesbo.

News: Hard Working Class Heroes announces its first round of delegates for 2017

2017-07-19 14:41:00


The Annual Music Showcase and Conference will announce its line-up of live acts next month.

News: Watch: Trailer for Professor Marston And The Wonder Women

2017-07-19 12:37:00


The film centres around the controversial genesis of the iconic comic book character.

News: U2's Joshua Tree Tour will help fund musical tuition for young people across Ireland.

2017-07-19 11:42:00


Music Generation says that proceeds from the tour has allowed them enter a second stage of expansion.

News: Steven Soderbergh shot an entire film on his iPhone in secret

2017-07-19 10:37:00


It stars The Crown's Claire Foy and Juno Temple

News: Darren Aronofsky is making an Artificial intelligence courtroom drama

2017-07-18 17:12:00


It's will be his third consecutive film made with Paramount.

News: RTE Announces Deficit of €19.7 Million in 2016

2017-07-18 15:41:00


The recent windfall from the sale of part of their Donnybrook campus doesn’t look quite as big when set against the substantial losses incurred, in what was a very big year for the national broadcaster.

News: Watch: Trailer for wrongful imprisonment drama 'Crown Heights'

2017-07-18 13:43:00


The film won the audience award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival .

News: Indie Supergroup BNQT annouce gig in Dublin's Vicar St.

2017-07-18 12:59:00


Featuring members of Franz Ferdinand and Band of Horses, the band will be touring their debut album Volume 1

News: Fantastic Beasts' Katherine Waterston signs on for Jonah Hill's directorial debut

2017-07-18 12:02:00


The rising star was also recently seen in Alien:Covenant

News: Lucie Silvas announces gigs in Dublin and Belfast

2017-07-18 10:45:00


They will be co-headline shows with special guest Charlie Worhsam.

News: R.Kelly denies allegations he was running a "cult"

2017-07-18 10:14:00


The R'n'B singer had been accused of holding women against their will.

News: The Incredibles sequel will take up right where the last one left off

2017-07-17 16:27:00


Director Brad Bird will be returning at the helm.

News: Watch: New Trailer For Blade Runner 2049

2017-07-17 15:24:00


Ryan Gosling faces off against a muscle bound Dave Bautista in the new footage

News: Watch:Ed Sheeran's cameo in Game of Thrones

2017-07-17 13:28:00


The platinum selling artist plays a soldier with a song to sing.

News: New Villains for Avengers: Inifinity War revealed

2017-07-17 12:17:00


Thanos will have a whole new crew this time round.

News: New Star Wars teaser shows off Ireland's Skellig Michael

2017-07-17 11:08:00


The Last Jedi is set to hit our theaters this December.

News: Twitter reacts to the passing of George A. Romero (1940-2017)

2017-07-17 10:18:00


The Dawn of The Dead filmmaker was 77.

News: Listen: Arcade Fire share new song and video 'Electric Blue'

2017-07-14 12:22:00


It's the fourth single off upcoming album 'Everything Now'

News: Watch:Trailer For new Churchill biopic Darkest Hour with Gary Oldman

2017-07-13 15:32:00


The chameleon actor inhabits yet another role.

News: Kesha shares video for new song 'Woman'

2017-07-13 14:46:00


It's the second single off of her upcoming album Rainbow.

News: Watch: New US Trailer for Irish produced Pilgrimage starring Tom Holland

2017-07-13 12:11:00


The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal is also playing a brutish, silent warrior called "The Mute".

News: Scarface remake will no longer be helmed by David Ayer

2017-07-13 10:56:00


A search is already underway for a new director.

News: New Batman director will not be using Ben Affleck's script

2017-07-13 10:11:00


Affleck will remain as The Dark Knight, however.

News: Watch: New Clip for 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

2017-07-12 17:44:00


The snippet features some stunning mo-cap work.

News: Listen: Tyler, the Creator shares new track "Boredom"

2017-07-12 13:14:00


The relaxed new track is the third single of his upcoming album Scum F**k Flower Boy

News: U2 tribute act Zooropa to play Dublin's Button Factory

2017-07-12 12:16:00


The performance takes place the night before the real thing take the stage at Croke Park.

News: Chad Smith hints at possible retirement of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers

2017-07-11 17:43:00


The drummer first joined the band in 1988.

News: Listen: Aphex Twin shares new song "Korg Funk 5"

2017-07-11 16:59:00


The new track features the artist's son on vocals.

News: Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" overtakes "Gangnam Style" as most-watched video on Youtube

2017-07-11 14:47:00


Psy's global smash had remained in the top spot for over five years.

News: The early reactions and Reviews to Dunkirk are in

2017-07-11 11:24:00


Both the film and the performance of Harry Styles get a glowing reception so far.

News: The early reactions and Reviews to Dunkirk are in

2017-07-11 11:24:00


Both the film and the performance of Harry Styles get a glowing reception so far.

News: Daniel Craig looks set to return as Bond for 25th Franchise entry

2017-07-11 10:10:00


Christopher Nolan also admits he's talked to producers about possible involvement.

News: WATCH: New Trailer for The Dark Tower with Idris Elba

2017-07-10 17:03:00


Matthew McConaughey also goes against type as the Villainous "Man in Black"

News: It Comes at Night director wants to make a Kanye West Biopic.

2017-07-10 10:09:00


Filmmaker Trey Edward Schults also thinks Yeezy will be a big fan of his next project.

News: Dizzee Rascal shares new song and video "Wot U Gonna Do?"

2017-07-07 17:00:00


It's the second single off of upcoming Raskit.

News: Listen: First taste of Hanz Zimmer's score for Dunkirk

2017-07-07 16:20:00


The eight minute track sounds like it could be for an intense sequence.

News: WATCH: Trailer for Netflix Sports-doping doc Icarus

2017-07-07 15:09:00


The Streaming site bought the rights to the film after it wowed at Sundance.

News: New Little Women Adaptation with Angela Lansbury to film in Ireland

2017-07-07 13:53:00


The 3 part BBC series will also star Harry Potter's Michael Gambon.

News: Cinemas in China will now have to show a propaganda clip before every movie.

2017-07-07 11:41:00


Stars like Donnie yen and Jackie Chan appear in the some of the videos.

News: Angelo De Augustine announces gig in Dublin's Grand Social

2017-07-07 10:26:00


The up and coming singer/songwriter recently singed with Sufjan Stevens' label.

News: Italian Police deny Morrissey claims about alleged confrontation with officer

2017-07-06 15:33:00


New reports suggest that the former Smiths frontman was pulled over for speeding in the wrong direction during his tour of Italy.

News: WATCH:Web Video looks at the paintings that influenced David Lynch's work

2017-07-06 13:29:00


It seems the subversive filmmaker is a big fan of Irish-born painter Francis Bacon.

News: Lenny Abrahamson has started shooting gothic ghost story The Little Stranger

2017-07-06 12:11:00


It's also set to star fellow Irishman Domhnall Gleeson.

News: Hellboy reboot heading to Lionsgate

2017-07-06 11:13:00


The film is set to star Stranger Things' David Harbour and will shoot later this year.

News: David Cronenberg's wife Carolyn Cronenberg dead at 66

2017-07-06 10:27:00


A successful film editor in her own right, she had worked on a number of the director's films over the years.

News: Watch:Trailer for Sundance comedy Fun Mom Dinner drops

2017-07-05 17:01:00


The indie film ensemble leads a riotous comedy

News: St.Vincent adds second date at Dublin's Olympia Theatre

2017-07-05 15:52:00


The subversive pop artiste will now play in Ireland on October 21 as well.

News: WATCH: Intense new 60-second 'Mini-Trailer' for Dunkirk

2017-07-05 15:12:00


It's like the whole visceral experience of the film in microcosm.

News: Irish film Handsome Devil is heading to Netflix

2017-07-05 12:54:00


The secondary school drama will make its premiere on the streaming site on July 20

News: Edgar Wright hints at possible Baby Driver sequel

2017-07-05 11:28:00


The director says that if it happens, "Baby has got to a new place"

News: Rocky IV villain Ivan Drago could return in Creed sequel

2017-07-05 10:21:00


Sylvester Stallone hinted the soviet boxing giant may appear in the film in an Instagram post.

News: Marvel Studio's Director details 5 movie-storyline for new Spider Man

2017-07-04 17:10:00


Kevin Feige revealed that Tom Holland's Spiderman will also help usher in a new era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

News: WATCH:Harry Styles and other young actors discuss working on Christopher's Nolan's Dunkirk

2017-07-04 15:27:00


The former One-Direction star describes the director as someone who "leads by example"

News: US Heavy Metal act Skid Row to play Dublin's Academy

2017-07-04 12:22:00


The hard hitting rock group will be landing on Irish Shores next March.

News: The Breeders set for Vicar Street dates

2017-07-04 11:21:00


Kim Deal and co. are coming to Dublin this fall.

News: Robbert Mapplethorpe Biopic gets a new actress for Patti Smith role

2017-07-04 10:28:00


The iconic punk star will not be involved, however.

News: WATCH: Trailer for Shia LaBeouf's new McEnroe movie

2017-07-03 14:37:00


The actor plays the infamously hot-headed tennis legend in a new trailer released right on time for the start of Wimbledon.

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