Joanne Ryan in the true story of a woman killed by her husband   as he suspected the fairies had taken his real wife.

Delving into dark deeds in old Ireland

Journalist turned actor Joanne Ryan brings her inquisitive eye to the role of Bridgie Cleary who was ...

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Frank O'Connor: Worked for the IRA as a censor  in the offices of this newspaper during the Civil War.

Frank O’Connor: Gamekeeper turned poacher

Frank O’Connor, who lends his name to the world’s richest prize for a short story collection ...

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Theatre review: Brigit/Bailegangaire

Town Hall Theatre, Galway
*****

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Jason Broderick with Eva-Maria Westbroek in Anna Nicole at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

Jason Broderick: Fame, fortune and following the dream

A bizarre audition secured a role in Anna Nicole for Cork actor Jason Broderick, writes Jo Kerrigan This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Will Sliney: Drawing on his vast experience

Comicbook illustrator Will Sliney tells Don O’Mahony about his new skill-sharing project

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Tuesday Poem: Alexandria

"I realise now

you’re the city I’ve journeyed to all the time"

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U2’s Songs of Innocence Forget the hype: what about the music?

Amidst all the publicity around the U2 release, the actual songs were almost ignored. Ed Power has a ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Stewart Copeland: Life after rock‘n’roll

Stewart Copeland is as happy as a composer and dad as he was as drummer with The Police, writes Ed ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Five things to do this week

1|literature|CORK SHORT STORY FESTIVAL

TUESDAY: This year’s impressive ...

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SHOWBIZ ROUNDUP: Perry looks for different kind of boyfriend

KATY PERRY has said she is looking for a different kind of boyfriend as she heads into her 30s.

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Movie reviews: A Most Wanted Man, Pride, The Boxtrolls

A Most Wanted Man *****
Pride ****
The Boxtrolls ****

 

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The Faraway Nearby

Rebecca Solnit
Granta, €24.50, ebook €14.50
Review: Billy O’Callaghan

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Children’s books

Up and Down
by Oliver Jeffers
(Harper Collins €8.8O) HB)

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Stone Mattress

Margaret Atwood
Bloomsbury, priced £18.99 ebook 14.87
Review: Nilima ...

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The Fair Fight

Anna Freeman
Weidenfeld & Nicholson, £12, ebook £6.99
Review: ...

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Adventures In Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case

James Ward
Profile Books, £12.99 ebook 9.09
Review: Alex Sarll

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We Are Not Ourselves

Matthew Thomas
Fourth Estateebook 15.99, ebook 12.96
Review: Dan Brotzel

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World Order

Henry Kissinger
Allen Lane, £25

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