Live music review: Stargaze

Kilkenny Arts Festival

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Mike Hadreas: "I feel the need to stand up for myself. I wanted to write about feeling empowered."

Songs with the sweet smell of success for Perfume Genius

MIKE Hadreas is gay and angry and you can hear it all on his new album. The songwriter behind electro ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Scene and Heard

MUSIC NEWS: The inestimable Kate Bush has struck a blow for those of us Luddites who seethe with rage ...

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Roger McGough fell in love with poetry listening to a physics teacher recite it spontaneously in class.

ROGER MCGOUGH: The rhythm of life

Roger McGough’s poems convey the beauty of everyday language, says Richard Fitzpatrick This story is enriched with multi-media content

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The love that killed tragic Bridie Kirk

"The past is never dead," wrote William Faulkner. "It’s not even past." Between Trees and Water, ...

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JOE ROONEY: Children’s comedy festival takes first steps

Psychology Today magazine claims the average four-year-old laughs 300 times a day, while a 40-year-old ...

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PHIL LYNOTT: The legend lives on

On what would have been his 65th birthday, Ed Power looks at Phil Lynott’s legacy ...

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Live music - Sinead O’Connor

National Concert Hall, Dublin

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Baz Ashmawy: Putting a mother’s love to the test

When Baz Ashmawy needed a sidekick for his new adventure show, he recruited his mum, who is 71, says ...

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The Tuesday Poem - Turning Thirty

Now you blame no one and nothing

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Ireland on the therapy couch with Eleanor Tiernan

Eleanor Tiernan’s Dublin Fringe show satirises our woes by treating comedy as a counselling session, ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Ricky Skaggs plays with Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill in Bantry

Bringing it all back home: Ricky Skaggs to play in Bantry

As he prepares to play in Bantry, Ricky Skaggs talks bluegrass, country greats and Irish links with Ed ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Maboud Ebrahimzadeh and Mark A. Rhea in Keegan Theatre's production of A Few Good Men

A few good men: A world where rank means right

Loosely based on a torture incident in Guantanamo,Colette Sheridanfinds there’s more to Aaron Sorkin’s ...

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Five Things to do this week

Here’s a list of our top five events going on around the country.

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Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star in The Rover

Movie Reviews: The Rover, The Congress, Hector and the Search for Happiness

The Rover ****
The Congress ****
Hector and the Search for Happiness ***

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Book Review: The Hundred Year House

The Hundred Year House 
Rebecca Makkai Viking,
priced £16.99 ebook £8.99 
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Book Review: The Supernatural Enhancements

Edgar Cantero
Del Rey, €18.95 ebook €10.99
Review: Rachael Dunn


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Book Review: Psy-Q

Ben Ambridge
Profile Books, €21.50, ebook €8.47 
Review: ...

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