A question of taste - Sarah O’Connor

UTV Ireland reporter Sarah O’Connor is from Banteer in north Cork. Her education includes arts, journalism and criminology.

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Paul Hollywood’s recipe for success

PAUL HOLLYWOOD is stripping off his leathers as he settles down to discuss the forthcoming sixth series of The Great British Bake Off.

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From idea to publication: Ensure you have the write stuff for your book

After just going through the difficult process herself, Jo Kerrigan traces a book’s journey from pub idea to publication.

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Patrick James is proving he’s got the voice to succeed

Dealing with weight and sexuality were the easy bits. Now Patrick James aims to show he can sustain a career in the music business after his TV talent show success, writes Ed Power.

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VIDEO: Live at St Luke’s: Take me to church for music in Cork

A revamped church in St Lukes is hosting Cork’s answer to Other Voices. Don O’Mahony spoke to the organisers.

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Kodaline had a slow climb to reach the top

Hard graft and a realistic outlook on the music business have helped keep Kodaline on an upward trajectory, writes Ed Power

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Delamere has an easy crossover from stage to studio

His love of Cork audiences will see comedian Neil Delamere record his upcoming live DVD at the city’s Everyman theatre, writes Richard Fitzpatrick

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Jedward and Tara are ‘great friends’

Sharknado actress TARA REID is such great friends with pop duo JEDWARD that the Irish twins have introduced her to their granny.

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Meet the real Maura Derrane, tv’s daytime queen

We welcome her into our homes every weekday afternoon courtesy of RTÉ’s Today show. But what’s Maura Derrane really like? Vickie Maye reports.

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VIDEO: A look behind the scenes of Once

It’s ran in the West End, Broadway, and even Korea. As the award-winning Once opens in Dublin, John Meagher takes a look behind the scenes — and chats to Glen Hansard about seeing his real-life relationship on stage.

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Movie reviews: Inside Out, You’re Ugly Too, The Legend of Barney Thompson

Inside Out *****
You’re Ugly Too ***
The Legend of Barney Thompson ***

 

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Theatre review: Lessness

An Taibhdhearc, Galway

*****

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Children’s books

Alfie In The Bath
by Debi Gliori
(Bloomsbury, €13.85)

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Book review: Reunion

REUNION tells the story of Hans Schwarz, a lonely Jewish boy, and the friendship he forms with an equally lonely new arrival at their exclusive Stuttgart high school, Konradin von Hohenfels.

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Book review: A Year Of Marvellous Ways

IF the name Sarah Winman rings a bell, it will be because of her phenomenally successful debut, When God Was A Rabbit, published in 2010. 

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Book review: The Killing Lessons

SAUL BLACK’S serial killer yarn is plotted with the precision of a Swiss watch and ticks along until its explosive finale.

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