Five things to do this week


Today: The Cork artist has a major retrospective coming ...

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Leonard Cohen: Around the world in 80 years

Leonard Cohen celebrates his milestone birthday by releasing a new album today, writes Ed Power This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Joanne Murphy conducting during rehearsals for David Greig's acclaimed play 'The Events, at  Everyman. A different local choir is used for each performance. Inset: composer John Browne. Picture: Darragh Kane

The healing power of singing at the Everyman Theatre

After working with the group Elbow, Cork composer John Browne has now switched his attentions to a play ...

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Book: The Surfacing

Cormac James
Sandstone Press, ebook €8.99
Review: Tony Clayton-Lea


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Book: Playing to the Gallery

Grayson Perry
Particular Books, €22.35,
ebook €11.99



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Book: Shark

Will Self
Viking, €27.50; ebook, €12.99
Review: Wayne Walls



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Book: The Temporary Bride: A Memoir Of Love And Food In Iran

Jennifer Klinec
Virago, £13.99; ebook, £6.99
Review: Kitty ...

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Book: Antiques Roadshow: World War One In 100 Family Treasures

Paul Atterbury
BBC Books, €29.99; ebook, €17.99
Review: Anthony Looch

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Book: The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
Sceptre, £20; ebook, €13.99
Review: Zahra Saeed



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Children’s books: How to Write a Story

How to Write a Story
by Simon Cheshire
Bloomsbury; €7.55

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Book: The Foundling Boy

Michel Deon
Translated by Julian Evans
Gallic Books, £9.99
Review: ...

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

Movie reviews: A Walk Among the Tombstones, Wish I Was Here, Noble

A Walk Among the Tombstones ***
Wish I Was Here ****
Noble ***

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 Bono and Ali Hewson's teddy Greg's Bear; the Mr Bean teddy; Gerry Ryan and Babette Ryan's One Eyed Ted, aka Aloysius

Celeb’s teddy bears snapped for exhibition

Bono and Miriam O’Callaghan were among those who had soft toys photographed for an exhibition, ...

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Artist Wilhelm Sasnal

Going to the other side at Lismore

Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal’s ‘Take Me To The Other Side’ is the latest exhibition ...

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Swede’s dreams are made of this

Happiness has a price, says Sofia Talvik (pictured).

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Live music review: Tony Bennett

Bord Gais Energy Theatre

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Lily James as Downton Abbey's fun-loving Lady Rose MacClare.

Lily James talks about her role in hit show Downton Abbey

As Downton Abbey returns to our screens, the actress playing Lady Rose is relishing her role in the period ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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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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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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