Patrick James is proving he’s got the voice to succeed

Dealing with weight and sexuality were the easy bits. Now Patrick James aims to show he can sustain a career in the music business after his TV talent show success, writes Ed Power.

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Kodaline had a slow climb to reach the top

Hard graft and a realistic outlook on the music business have helped keep Kodaline on an upward trajectory, writes Ed Power

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Delamere has an easy crossover from stage to studio

His love of Cork audiences will see comedian Neil Delamere record his upcoming live DVD at the city’s Everyman theatre, writes Richard Fitzpatrick

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Jedward and Tara are ‘great friends’

Sharknado actress TARA REID is such great friends with pop duo JEDWARD that the Irish twins have introduced her to their granny.

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Meet the real Maura Derrane, tv’s daytime queen

We welcome her into our homes every weekday afternoon courtesy of RTÉ’s Today show. But what’s Maura Derrane really like? Vickie Maye reports.

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VIDEO: A look behind the scenes of Once

It’s ran in the West End, Broadway, and even Korea. As the award-winning Once opens in Dublin, John Meagher takes a look behind the scenes — and chats to Glen Hansard about seeing his real-life relationship on stage.

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Movie reviews: Inside Out, You’re Ugly Too, The Legend of Barney Thompson

Inside Out *****
You’re Ugly Too ***
The Legend of Barney Thompson ***

 

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Theatre review: Lessness

An Taibhdhearc, Galway

*****

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Children’s books

Alfie In The Bath
by Debi Gliori
(Bloomsbury, €13.85)

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Book review: Reunion

REUNION tells the story of Hans Schwarz, a lonely Jewish boy, and the friendship he forms with an equally lonely new arrival at their exclusive Stuttgart high school, Konradin von Hohenfels.

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Book review: A Year Of Marvellous Ways

IF the name Sarah Winman rings a bell, it will be because of her phenomenally successful debut, When God Was A Rabbit, published in 2010. 

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Book review: The Killing Lessons

SAUL BLACK’S serial killer yarn is plotted with the precision of a Swiss watch and ticks along until its explosive finale.

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Book review: The Readers Of Broken Wheel Recommend

SARA is 28 and works in a bookshop in Sweden.

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Book review: The House At The Edge Of The World

WHEN twins Morwenna and Corwin Venton were 18, their father John fell off a Devon cliff while stumbling home from the pub. 

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Book review: The Not-Dead And The Saved And Other Stories

KATE CLANCHY won the BBC National Short Story award for the title story of her debut collection, and it typifies the themes that run through these other 15 stories.

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Book review: Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

During WWII tiny French villages were used to help Jewish children escape the Holocaust. Caroline Moorehead, who discovered the little known story, spoke to Richard Fitzpatrick.

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Book review: Last Bus to Pewterhole Cross

George Harding left school at an early age but never lost his love of poetry. Following his retirement from a successful bicycle business, he went to university and got back on the literary saddle, he tells Colette Sheridan.

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What to watch on TV this week

Jeremy Irons is one of the people John Creedon encounters in his new series, Creedon’s Wild Atlantic Way, on RTÉ One tomorrow.

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How Aiden Gillen went from a schemer to a rogue

He’s best known as the master string-puller in Game of Thrones, but Aidan Gillen plays a likeable ex-con in his new film, writes Ed Power

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