IN THE late 1980s, a hurricane blazed a multi-coloured trail through a section of Irish youth culture. In this revolution, rock music was pushed aside as some kids lost themselves in the delirium of electronic beats.Read article
Dominic Moore is an actor and puppeteer from Cork. His one-man show Mr Punch is playing the White Horse in Ballincollig, Co Cork, tonight, and he also has a role in Jack, a new play by Declan Hasset about Jack Lynch, which plays at Ballymaloe Grainstore and the Everyman in March.Read article
Sharon Horgan’s show is about to return to our screens, but one of its stars, Carrie Fisher, will be sorely missed, writes Jeananne Craig.Read article
Ronan Jennings bring you the latest in gaming reviews. This week he puts Horizon Zero Dawn, Dirt Rally and Nintendo’s Switch under the microscope.Read article
An all-Russian musical extravaganza is coming to Cork and Cathy Desmond has everything you need to know ahead of time.Read article
Cork actor Aidan O’Hare won’t be just rooting for his Jackie co-star on Sunday, says Esther McCarthy.Read article
After years spent blazing trails with their own projects, the Casey sisters from West Cork finally got around to playing together, writes Marjorie Brennan.
Julia Jacklin is a rising star, just don’t tell her she’s a wise head on young shoulders. Ed Power talks to the Australian queen of folk in advance of her Irish gigRead article
Des O’Driscoll looks at five events going on around the country this week.Read article
A remarkable new film captures life in Ireland’s only boarding school for young children, writes Esther McCarthyRead article
Thinking of the cinema this week. Declan Burke reviews Fences, Hidden Figures and The Great Wall.Read article
Are you a budding garden designer or fancy a €5,000 facelift for your garden? Super Garden on RTÉ One is gearing up for a ninth series and looking for you to take part.Read article
Planning a wedding and vying for something a little bit different? Check out The Glitter Studio on February 25 and 26 at the chq in Dublin.
Sam Riley, Kate Bosworth And Maeve Dermody start in SS-GB on BBC One tomorrow at 9pm.Read article
Reclaimed by Irishmen such as Yeats, from the canon of English Literature, Jonathan Swift has become an icon of Irishness, writes Josephine Fenton. Though he insisted he was English, he felt compelled to rebel.Read article
When Michael Peppiatt stepped inside the French House, a dark, dank Soho pub, one busy lunchtime in June 1963, he could hardly have anticipated how life-changing an impact the next few hours would afford him.Read article
Dogs are so much more than a man’s best friend. Beyond the unconditional love and attention are astounding capabilities, intelligence and potential.Read article
One of the standouts in Dave Lordan’s Young Irelanders collection of new Irish writers in 2015, Oisin Fagan won the Penny Dreadful litmag’s €10,000 novella award this summer for The Hierophants and followed it up by releasing Hostages.Read article
Paul Daly expertly crafts a thriller from within the walls of domestic life and shows how tragedy uproots the illusions and pretences of idyllic family life.Read article
Despite half a century in the public eye as the author of 23 bestselling novels, John le Carré is still hiding in plain sight.Read article
At its heart, the hotly-tipped debut from Nathan Hill is the story of an estranged mother and son.Read article
* Will You Be My Friend? by Molly Potter (Featherstone, €11.50 HB)
* Life In A Fishbowl by Len Vlahos (Bloomsbury, €9.20)
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh will be celebrated at the Gradam Ceoil at Cork Opera House this weekend. She talks to Pet O’ConnellRead article
Irish photographer Richard Mosse has used military technology for his refugee-related exhibition at the Barbican in London, writes Shilpa GanatraRead article
Des O’Driscoll takes a look at what’s goes on around the country.Read article
A new BBC drama is aiming to bring a Nazi-occupied London to life, writes Gemma DunnRead article
LAURA Jurd is one of the most remarkable young musicians to emerge in Britain in many years.
After opening the Dublin Film Festival, director Aisling Walsh hopes to bring her story of an artist battling arthritis to the world, writes Esther McCarthy.Read article
The prison setting for the premiere of Enda Walsh’s play, The Same, produced by Corcadorca, is very appropriate. A place of detention is about stripping away the self while being trapped.Read article
As computers get creative, a new exhibition addresses the blurring of the lines between humanity and the digital world, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler.Read article
Colette Sheridan speaks to Cork artist Nuala O’Donovan about her intricate ceramic pieces.Read article
Irish nurse Berna Breen saw the brutality of gang warfare in Honduras, writes Ellie O’Byrne, when she worked in an A&E department for RTÉ’s new series of ‘Toughest Place To Be’.
At a loss for plans this week? Here’s a few ideas courtesy of Des O’Driscoll.Read article
Irish film-maker Niall McCann has made a documentary on the Scottish label that gave us such indie heroes as Alex Kapranos and Arab Strap, writes Don O’Mahony.
The Lego Batman Movie 4/5
The Founder 4/5
Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk 3/5
A spine-chillinging unsettling and darkly hilarious debut.Read article
An analysis of Les Misérables, Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, pulls no punches but is it a knockout? Josephine Fenton discovers that David Bellos is at pains to match Hugo’s own life to those portrayed in the novelRead article