Portraits of great paintings: Irish authors take inspiration from the greats

Irish authors have taken pieces in the National Gallery as inspiration for prose and poetry, ...

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Here’s what the weather looks like for the Jazz this weekend, brought to you by Guinness

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival is so close now we can almost hear the music - it all kicks off this Thursday 23 October and runs until Monday 27 October.

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Richie Egan: Finding his own groove

RICHIE Egan is clearly a man who loves what he does.

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A question of taste: RTE presenter, Emma O’ Driscoll

EMMA O’Driscoll is from Limerick and presents TV show Twigín on RTÉjr and Twigín ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Darren Shan: A damned good storyteller

Horror writer Darren Shan’s teen books are gory and fun, but also educational, says ...

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The Drifters: Keeping the flame burning bright

IT’S different if you’re a Drifter, says Michael WiIliams. When the singer was invited ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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US TV star John Finn cops a role in new TG4 show

JOHN Finn’s first glimpse of Ireland was from a ferry chugging into Cork Harbour on a misty ...

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Theatre review: King and County

King and Country

Colaiste Chríost Rí, Cork

4/5

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Art Review:

John Behan: Man with Fish (Me and the Mudder-in Law)

The Lavit Gallery, Cork

4/5

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Shrek the Musical: Keeping a monster show on the road

Staging the box-office busting musical Shrek is a huge logistical challenge, writes Jo Kerrigan

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Artemis Fowl writer Eoin Colfer is going back to his roots

Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer was happy to switch to drama for a play in his hometown, writes Marjorie ...

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The Tuesday Poem: Silence in the garden

My father hid behind the newspaper

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Gerry McAvoy (left)with Band Of Friends.

Gerry McAvoy: Trusty bass player revisits Rory Gallagher’s music

Gerry McAvoy spent 20 years on the road with Rory Gallagher. Despite the hard work involved, he remembers ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Butterfly effect: Ellen Kent returns to Ireland with two new opera productions

Ellen Kent braved a war zone in her efforts to bring two marvellous operas to Ireland, writes Jo ... This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Five things to do this week

Five cool things to do from the world of arts, film and music this week

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TV watch: Not to be missed this week

SATURDAY
Schama on Rembrandt: Masterpieces of the Late Years BBC Two, 9pm

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Movie reviews: The Judge, The Best of Me and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Declan Burke casts his eye over the latest movie releases. 

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Books for children

The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, etc
by Diane and Chrystyan Fox
(Words ...

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Book: The Dark

The Dark
VM Giambanco
Quercus, €16.99; ebook, €7.24
Review: Roddy Brooks

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Book: The Monogram Murders

The Monogram Murders
Sophie Hannah
Harper Collins, €11.50
Review: Sarah Scoffin

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