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'Hearing impairment is an invisible disability - this can lead to assumptions by people, even those who know us well'
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'Hearing impairment is an invisible disability - this can lead to assumptions by people, even those who know us well'

Sep 22nd 2018, 3:05 PM 11,548 Views 2 Comments

Ailís Ní Ríain’s work for the Dublin Fringe Festival has been inspired by her own experiences of communication and the difficulties we can encounter with it.

'Your 30s are a tricky time for women. The biological and social pressures to conform are immense'
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'Your 30s are a tricky time for women. The biological and social pressures to conform are immense'

Sep 19th 2018, 8:08 PM 29,856 Views 33 Comments

Actor and playwright Christiane O’Mahony wonders if seahorses have the right idea about how to live.

'We say 'we need to talk about mental health in Ireland' - while looking the other way when people scream for help'
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'We say 'we need to talk about mental health in Ireland' - while looking the other way when people scream for help'

Sep 10th 2018, 7:00 PM 16,939 Views 34 Comments

Marise Gaughan writes about her father’s suicide, and how she copes with mental health issues. On World Suicide Prevention Day, she asks what we can do about suicide in Ireland.

Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness
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Tom Clonan: My dance debut tonight will bring me back to conflict's heart of darkness

Sep 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 8,626 Views 23 Comments

‘My tour of duty as an Irish peacekeeper was brutal, violent and profoundly shocking. It changed me. I never came back.’

This is the funniest joke of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
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This is the funniest joke of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Aug 23rd 2016, 8:25 AM 49,724 Views 54 Comments

The award went to British comic Masai Graham.

Opinion: 'We Irish deal with things with a sense of humour - even cancer'
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Opinion: 'We Irish deal with things with a sense of humour - even cancer'

Sep 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 858 Views 10 Comments

The reaction is sometimes to ignore a situation, or keep it private. An attitude which we all know affects the perceptions of depression and mental health, writes Neil Douglas.

Opinion: 'Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all'
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Opinion: 'Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all'

Sep 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 2,814 Views 56 Comments

The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.

This Dublin bridge was turned into a giant harp last night
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This Dublin bridge was turned into a giant harp last night

Sep 7th 2014, 2:53 PM 26,090 Views 18 Comments

Call it a musical makeover.

Random man signs autographs at Grafton Street stall
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Random man signs autographs at Grafton Street stall

Sep 12th 2013, 3:35 PM 4,307 Views 2 Comments

Despite not being famous… yet.

The Late David Turpin: "I died for 28 seconds"
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The Late David Turpin: "I died for 28 seconds"

Sep 8th 2013, 8:45 AM 11,531 Views 13 Comments

The Dublin musician speaks to us about how a near-death experience influenced his latest album.

Activists and outsiders: Unsung heroes celebrated in the Dublin Fringe Festival
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Activists and outsiders: Unsung heroes celebrated in the Dublin Fringe Festival

Aug 13th 2013, 8:10 PM 3,963 Views 1 Comment

The 2013 Dublin Fringe Festival, launched today, offers a celebration of political and social engagement by new and returning artists over 18 days of exciting and thought-provoking shows.

Maeve Higgins: Setting up home in London is exciting... but I still love you, Dublin
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Maeve Higgins: Setting up home in London is exciting... but I still love you, Dublin

Aug 10th 2013, 7:00 PM 115 Views 74 Comments

After emigrating to London last year, comedian Maeve Higgins thought she’d get a kick from visiting her Dublin as a tourist one weekend – but it just made her realise how much she missed it.

Column: What happens to the people failed by our education system?
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Column: What happens to the people failed by our education system?

Aug 3rd 2013, 12:00 PM 806 Views 60 Comments

Playwright Amy Conroy talks about her experience of education in Ireland – and how the frustrations it provoked led to the questions posed in her new show.

Column: Growing up between Inis Oírr… and Ballymun
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Column: Growing up between Inis Oírr… and Ballymun

Sep 18th 2012, 7:45 PM 421 Views 4 Comments

When Martin Sharry was seven, he moved from Ballymun to Inis Oírr. The two places are very different, he writes, but not without similarities.

Column: How we fell in love, separated, and became circus performers
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Column: How we fell in love, separated, and became circus performers

Sep 16th 2012, 7:30 PM 154 Views 1 Comment

Tina Segner and Ken Fanning tell their story: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy and girl join the circus…

Nutshell review: Elevator
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Nutshell review: Elevator

Sep 10th 2012, 8:45 PM 3,368 Views 0 Comments

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.

Is this what Irish blues sound like?
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Is this what Irish blues sound like?

Sep 10th 2012, 5:10 PM 3,498 Views 5 Comments

Little John Nee plays a rock’n'roll showman with the blues in Sparkplug – and we like it.

In pics: What goes into making an aerial circus show?
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In pics: What goes into making an aerial circus show?

Aug 25th 2012, 9:15 AM 3,198 Views 1 Comment

A troupe performing at ABSOLUT Fringe in Dublin next month have given TheJournal.ie a behind-the-scenes peek at the work that goes into hitting the heights (but not the ceiling).

5 questions for the Fringe: Frisky & Mannish
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# Fringe

5 questions for the Fringe: Frisky & Mannish

Sep 19th 2011, 6:30 PM 297 Views 3 Comments

Each day for the 16 days of ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 in Dublin, we quiz the creatives on how they work, why they work – and their tips for the festival.

WIN: Night in 4-star hotel and ABSOLUT Fringe tickets ... tonight
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WIN: Night in 4-star hotel and ABSOLUT Fringe tickets ... tonight

Sep 16th 2011, 8:51 AM 404 Views 1 Comment

Fancy a night on the town in Dublin tonight courtesy of ABSOLUT Fringe and Brooks Hotel? Read on…

What happened in 2010? The show that YOU wrote
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What happened in 2010? The show that YOU wrote

Sep 14th 2011, 12:21 PM 383 Views 0 Comments

Must-see project at ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 reveals the day-by-day diaries of ordinary Irish people throughout the tumultuous last year.

Dublin Fringe’s Macnas event called off due to high winds
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Dublin Fringe’s Macnas event called off due to high winds

Sep 10th 2011, 6:39 PM 505 Views 2 Comments

The event set for Collins’ Barracks this evening is cancelled for health and safety reasons, with high winds shaking the capital.

Temple Bar "is working" says Arts Minister
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Temple Bar "is working" says Arts Minister

Jul 20th 2011, 4:48 PM 627 Views 6 Comments

Jimmy Deenihan calls Dublin city area a “cultural oasis” during Absolut Fringe Festival 2011 launch.

Absolutely Dublin's edgiest festival
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# Fringe Fest

Absolutely Dublin's edgiest festival

Aug 16th 2010, 3:14 PM 161 Views 0 Comments

Dublin’s 2010 Fringe Festival launches.