Danny McCarthy’s sound instalation at Triskel is based around the Proclamation

I think if I tore up the proclamation 30 years ago I could have wound up getting shot.”

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A question of taste - Carmel Winters

Carmel Winters is a Kanturk-born playwright and filmmaker. Her new play, Not Being Me, is in development with Gare St Lazare, and will be read on July 22 in Ma Murphy’s, Bantry, for the West Cork Literary Festival. The reading is presented in association with The Everyman, Cork where the play will be produced later this year.

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Don Henley charms Marquee audience in a minute with fresh offerings

Don Henley rocked a jam-packed Marquee, and charmed into submission an audience that started the night a bit chatty.

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When three worlds collide: Family Guy, Futurama and King of the Hill join forces for new game

"IF WE hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.”

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Bear Grylls' family history influences explorer's second novel

Bear Grylls has dipped into his grandfather’s Nazi-busting past for his latest novel, says Hannah Stephenson

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Alexander Skarsgard feels at home swinging through the trees in new Tarzan movie

Alexander Skarsgard shapes up as lord of the jungle in the new Tarzan movie, writes Susan Griffin

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Foals are surfing the wave and love playing the bigger venues

Foals have seen their status rise from indie darlings to big arena megastars, and they’re loving
it, writes Ed Power

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Polica’s Channy Leaneagh doesn’t care what the haters think

Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh isn’t bothered that some critics don’t ‘get’ their superb new album, writes Ed Power

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The Coronas light up their favourite venue

When it comes to Live At The Marquee, it seems The Coronas can do no wrong.

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Movie Reviews: The Secret Life of Pets, Elvis & Nixon, Independence Day: Resurgence

Owing a significant debt to the Toy Story movies, The Secret Life of Pets (G) is an animated adventure in which a host of New York pets come together to form their own community as soon as their owners’ backs are turned.

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What to watch on TV this week

Our picks of what to watch on TV.

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Book review: The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe’s History

The Roman Empire is a somewhat neglected part of history, but Peter H Wilson’s tome sets the record straight and reveals new secrets, writes Michael Duggan.    

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Book review: The Gift Of The Gab: How Eloquence Works

DAVID CRYSTAL is probably Britain’s best-known populariser of linguistic science.

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Book review: Hearing Voices Seeing Things

WILLIAM WALL’s fine short story collection is drawn from a rich imaginative palette that gives voice to the fragility and absurdity of life, the alienated, the romantically disappointed, and those at the receiving end of the cruelty of men, including a boy in a boarding school run by priests.

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Book review: The Nest

WITH one of the best opening lines for a book I’ve read in a long time, LA-based Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney plunges her readers into the chaotic lives of the Plumb family, which all revolve around the charismatic golden boy Leo.

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Book review: Independence or Union - Scotland’s Past and Scotland’s Present

TM DEVINE’s new book is an excellent guide to how Scottish nationalism has revived to become a threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. 

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Book reviews: Tongulish and In A Hare’s Eye

GALWAY-based poet, Rita Ann Higgins, has written a poetry collection (her tenth) that never bores. 

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Book review: Becoming Nicole

THIS is the inspiring, New York Times bestselling true story of a transgender girl and her family’s journey to understand, help and celebrate her uniqueness.

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