Beginner’s Pluck: Dr Keith Gaynor

At 15, Keith wanted to be a barrister; but shadowing one during a murder trial, it was the suffering families who interested him, not the crime itself.

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Claire Harman's 'Charlotte Brontë: A Life' reveals real world as bleak and lonely as the novels

There have been many biographies of Charlotte Brontë but Claire Harman brings a new perspective, as Sue Leonard learns.

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Glenn Patterson novel 'Gull' onDeLorean in Belfast offers tale of hope over reality

When John DeLorean brought the production of his gull-winged sportscar to Belfast it brought hope to a troubled city. A novel inspired by those events offers fresh insights into a compelling tale, says Declan Burke.

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Book review: Love Me Back

CAN you wholeheartedly enjoy something, but find it deeply uncomfortable?

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Movie Reviews: Zoolander 2, The Survivalist, A Bigger Splash

If you like your movies to be enormously silly, you’re going to adore Zoolander 2 (12). 

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Book review: The World According to Anna

ENVIRONMENTAL engagement is writ large in this small novel from the writer of the 40-million seller, Sophie’s World. 

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Book review: Ashley Bell

AT the age of 22, university drop-out turned-author, Bibi Blair, is admitted to hospital.

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Singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan comes back to her roots in Cork

The US singer tells Don O’Mahony how her grandfather’s passing has evoked memories of blissful childhood days visiting West Cork, and how it’s all echoed in her new album

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Richard Hawley is doing it once more with real feeling

Being told he might never walk again gave Richard Hawley a new level of emotional intensity for his latest album, writes Ed Power

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Scene + Heard: All the best entertainment news

All the news from the world of entertainment.

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Love and life after the silence

AN UNEXPECTED distraction reared its head as Anglo-French new wave rockers Savages were deep into recording their second album, Adore Life, last year, writes Ed Power

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Chapter and verse at the Cork International Poetry Festival

PAUL CASEY, who will be reading from his new poetry collection at the Cork International Poetry Festival, says that while poetry in Cork is thriving, the weekly Ó Bhéal poetry-reading series he founded at the Long Valley may have to fold in 2017 on its tenth anniversary.

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The Survivalist: The Irish sci-fi about to hit the big screen

An Irish sci-fi script was chosen as one the hottest in Hollywood in 2012. As it hits the big screen this week, Ed Power talks to its writer and star

 

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McFall's Chamber have a long tradition of blurring boundaries

Mr McFall’s Chamber hope to push the Cork audience out of their comfort zone, writes Ed Power

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Five things to do this week

Five things from the worlds of arts, culture and film this week

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LeBlanc challenges Stephen Mangan to ‘Top Gear’ car duel

NEW Top Gear co-host, MATT LEBLANC, has challenged his Episodes co-star, STEPHEN MANGAN, to a car duel.

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Book review: Mr Splitfoot

IN THE 1970s, an orphaned boy and girl called Nat and Ruth develop an unusual bond to survive the agonies of being raised by a religious cult — and the pair harness Nat’s apparent ability to channel the dead as a means of escape.

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Book review: The Astonishing Return Of Norah Wells

THE Astonishing Return Of Norah Wells marks the triumphant return of Virginia Macgregor, author of What Milo Saw.

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