Marty Whelan is bringing out a CD of his favourite tunes

The Lyric FM presenter has gathered some of his favourite tunes for a new album, writes Ed Power

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Tuesday Poem: It’s Our Dance

Brendan Cleary was born in Carrickfergus and now lives in Brighton. He has published eight collections of poetry and is editor of the journal The Echo Room.

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Illustrator Tomi Ungerer says Ireland is the best place to live

Tomi Ungerer shares his views on the Nazis, sex and the Charlie Hebdo killings with Richard Fitzpatrick

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Madonna reassurs fans after falling for one of her dancers

MADONNA has reassured fans following her tumble at the Brit Awards. She fell down a small flight of stairs as she performed, when one of her dancer’s matador horns caught in her long, flowing cape and pulled her off balance.

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Five things to do this week

Five things to do from the world of arts, film and culture this week.

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Angels rise again with stories from beyond the grave in Cork

The beautiful work of a famous Youghal glassworks is on display at an exhibition at the Crawford in Cork, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Movie reviews: Focus, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Catch Me Daddy

Focus ***
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ***
Catch Me Daddy ****

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What to watch on TV this week

Keelin Shanley returns with a new series of The Consumer Show on RTÉ One, Wednesday.

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Children’s books

The Dawn Chorus
written and illustrated by Suzanne Barton
(Bloomsbury; €8.80) 

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Book review: The Village Effect

by Susan Pinker
Atlantic Books,
€18.99; ebook, €12.53

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Book review: The Illuminations

by Andrew O’Hagan
Faber & Faber, €26.99;
ebook. €15.99

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Book review: The Kind Worth Killing

by Peter Swanson
Faber & Faber,
€22.50, ebook €8.47

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Book review: Inherent Vice

by Thomas Pynchon
Vintage Books, £8.99;
Kindle: Not Available

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Book review: Bark

by Lorrie Moore
Faber & Faber,
€10.99; email, €9.09

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Book review: The Utopia Experiment

by Dylan Evans
Picador, €15.99 

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Book review: Border Angels

by Anthony Quinn
Head of Zeus, £16.99

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Myanna Buring, JulianRhind Tutt And RussellTovey in Banished

New BBC2 series: Banished to a land Down Under

Russell Tovey enjoyed his time in Australia working on Jimmy McGovern’s major new TV drama, writes Susan Griffin

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