Posts Tagged ‘ RTÉ One ’

News In Brief: Jeans, Ice Buckets And Silage Scent

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Hold on to your ice buckets Enda Kenny’s wearing jeans. Thankfully, while on his hols at the Malton, he hasn’t decided to upend an icy bucket of water over his head. Sorry did NIB say thankfully? Would actually quite like to see Enda submerged, as long as there was no dodgy soggy t-shirt afterwards … This has gone too far.

Half of all the people watching telly on Tuesday night were tuned into the Rose of Tralee. It’s like we enjoy being LOL-ed at lads. Dáithí Ó Sé a bunch of “lovely gurls” and the most tepid talent show known to television. Yet four people watched it online in the UK. It’s not even news, every year is the same thing with attempts to make the antiquated “cool” and then we all watch it and complain about it, the winner wasn’t even Irish! Not that NIB was watching it, actually we were too busy watching Brian Ormond bugger up the Lotto. Continue reading

Vote for Ireland’s Favourite Masterpiece

RTÉ One with RTÉ Radio 1 is celebrating Arts and asking Ireland for its opinion.

Two weeks ago, a programme of an hour long presented by Mike Murphy was reviewing Ireland’s favourite Masterpieces which have been selected by curators, experts and the Irish public over the last few months. From a compilation of 100 paintings, 10 were selected to let us decide which one might earn the title of Ireland’s Favourite Painting. See the long list here.

The intention of the campaign was to increase awareness of the immense riches in our public art collections and to encourage people to visit these collections and see the works for themselves.

While we can question what made the experts and the public chose those 10 paintings , we can’t question the excellent idea of bringing the public to discover and appreciate Arts in Ireland.

However Ireland’s Favourite Painting campaign is coming to an end as it’s running until TODAY only at 2pm ( Monday 21st May 2012) You can only vote online now as the postal votes are already closed.

On Thursday 24th May, President Michael D. Higgins will reveal which of the ten shortlisted masterpieces below has been voted Ireland’s Favourite Painting by the Irish people.

So which artist will you vote for? Make your choice and make it fast!

Link to the website and the ten masterpieces:

http://www.rte.ie/tv/masterpiece/

It’s also a great time to go and visit a gallery near you, or to try to see some of the artworks for yourself.

http://www.rte.ie/tv/masterpiece/galleries.html