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Foil Arms and Hog on its Steady Rise Up the Comedy Ranks

Known for its viral videos on US immigration and Irish culture, the trio behind Ireland's largest sketch troupe is learning to live with success.
By John Conway
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Dissecting the Policies of the Healy-Rae Hive Mind

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae are most often spoken of together, but where do the differences lie between these two unique and controversial politicians?
By Charlotte Ryan
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Potatoes, Audrey Hepburn and Titanic: Ireland’s History of Radio

Róisín Power visits Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio and finds a kaleidoscopic collection of memorabilia from Ireland's broadcast history.
By Róisín Power
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Fake Oscars and Envelope Hiccups: The Academy Awards

Despite the debacle of the Best Picture award, the night provided a great reminder of the talent of creativity of this year's nominated films.
By Jennifer Wilson
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Diplomacy in Difficult Times: Dublin’s Lord Mayor and Ireland’s Ambassador on Representing Ireland

Dublin’s Lord Mayor and Anne Anderson, Ireland’s Ambassador to the USA, paint their picture of Ireland in today’s uncertain political climate.
By Alex Crean and John Bethell
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Politics, Selfies and Low Blows: The Trends of Oscar Hosts Through the Years

With the Oscars taking place tomorrow, Jennifer Wilson looks back on the sometimes fabulous, sometimes disastrous hosts of Academy Awards past.
By Jennifer Wilson
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For Your Consideration: Politics and the Oscars

Ahead of the Oscars this Sunday, Dara McWade examines the politics of the Academy and how a winning "narrative" is created for a film.
By Dara McWade
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Political Unrest and Illusions of Glory: the Parallels of WB Yeats and the Beatles

Orla Howells explores the striking similarities in inspiration between two cultural icons, and aligns poems by Yeats with songs of the Beatles.
By Orla Howells
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In the Brown Bag: the Humble Origins of an Award-Winning Animation Studio

Ahead of Oscar season, Conor Davage meets with James Stacey of Brown Bag films to discuss the unique appeal of Irish animation in UK and US markets.
By Conor Davage
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No Surrender: Bad Blood at 30

As talk of a hard Brexit looms over Northern Ireland and conflicts at Stormont threat to further divide the region, Colm Tóibín and others reflect on his seminal political work.
By Dominic McGrath