Cormac Boydell

Artists find a shore thing in West Cork landscapes

A new exhibition at West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen features a range of artists who pay homage to the local environs, writes Alan O’Riordan

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Entertainment news round-up: Lara rings it on Cannes red carpet

LARA STONE has given a hint that it’s not completely over with husband DAVID WALLIAMS - when she arrived on the Cannes red carpet with her wedding ring firmly on.

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5 things to do this week

Looking for something to do this week? Here are five suggestions.

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Movie reviews: Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, Poltergeist, The New Girlfriend

Past, present, future and parallel dimensions come together in Tomorrowland: A World Beyond (12A) , Brad Bird’s ambitious sci-fi thriller.

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Book review: Fetale

AT JUST over 90 pages Jean-Patrick Manchette’s Fatale is a magnificent example of French noir stretched into the realms of art.

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Book review: Hunters In The Dark

Lawrence Osborne’s new novel has much in common with its predecessor, The Ballad Of A Small Player, as a tale of ghosts and gamblers adrift on the edges of South East Asia.

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Book review: Writing from the Frontier

DESRIBED by himself as ‘poor, friendless and joyless’ Anthony Trollope arrived in Ireland in 1841 to work as clerk to an Irish surveyor at a salary of £100 a year.

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Beginner’s Pluck: Maria Murphy

In her early 20s Maria was in a folk group, and she started writing lyrics, and some poetry. But it wasn’t until 2004, when she joined a creative writing group that she started taking writing seriously.

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First Thoughts: Massimo Carlotto’s Cocaine

THREE themed short stories by three acclaimed Italian crime/thriller writers – what could go wrong?

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SJ Watson I presume? Shining a light on a star of domestic noir

SJ Watson’s second novel Second Life deals with all of the layers that makes up an individual. He spoke to Declan Burke about his first domestic noir thriller.    

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Children’s books

Once there was a little girl called Emily Brown and an old grey rabbit called Stanley.

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A new life revealed for Doreen Finn

Doreen Finn came to writing because one of her teachers challenged her to write a novel. She spoke to Sue Leonard about how that unexpected challenge was a revelation and how it has changed her life.    

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What to watch on TV this week

SATURDAY - Referendum 2015 RTÉ One, 10am

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Niamh Farrelll and her Ham Sandwich bandmates: superb live shows on the back of an excellent new album.

Turning Ham Sandwich into a musical banquet

Standing firm on their name and rerecording a new album has paid off for a band ready to expand beyond Ireland, writes Ed Power

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Al Pacino as Danny Collins.

Al Pacino: Happy to act his age

Al Pacino discusses his new film with Shilpa Ganatra , and also offers a solution for those who can’t afford the prices for his live appearance in Ireland

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Scene + Heard: Entertainment news round-up

All the entertainment news you need

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Iarla Ó Lionaird, centre, with Linda Buckley and Vanbrugh Quartet members Gregory Ellis, Keith Pascoe, Chris Marwoodand Simon Aspell. Picture: Larry Cummins

The Vanbrugh Quartet are bringing it all back home

After massive success with The Gloaming, Iarla Ó Lionáird returns to Cork for a new project with the Vanbrugh Quartet, writes Ed Power

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Cork actor Denis Conway: 'When you get to play a great part like this, you always want torevisit it, because you never feel you've done it justice.'

Conway getting Gigli with it

A REVIVAL of Tom Murphy’s magnificent play, The Gigli Concert, begins in the Gate Theatre tonight, and for Denis Conway, the show is a case of déjà vu.

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