Wake up to e-mail etiquette

Email is the default communication method in offices. Yet, many people unwittingly alienate colleagues and clients by being impatient, rash and presumptuous in their mails, writes Ailín Quinlan.

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Wake up to e-mail etiquette

Email is the default communication method in offices. Yet, many people unwittingly alienate colleagues and clients by being impatient, rash and presumptuous in their mails, writes Ailín Quinlan.

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Madeleine D'Arcy felt huge pressure to live up to the fact that she had won a big award.

‘Waiting for a Bullet’ short story collection on target for top prize

Madeleine D’Arcy’s first short story won an award. Her first collection may too says Colette Sheridan.

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Plan your finance route carefully

Tomorrow sees the start of 152 car registrations. Grainne McGuinness has been looking at finance options if you’re planning a trip to the showroom.

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A scene from Tom Moore's second feature,The Song of the Sea.

Song Of The Sea: Drawing on Irish myth

Tomm Moore has already enjoyed a night at the Oscars for his Song of the Sea, and now the animated feature is about to be released in Ireland, writes Ed Power

 

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Emilia Clarke has been hobbling about on crutches following a recent fall.

Showbiz roundup: Emilia Clarke almost broke a leg

GAME OF THRONES star EMILIA CLARKE has revealed why she has been hobbling about on crutches — she simply slipped. The actress — Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO show — has been pictured sporting some kind of leg injury.

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Norman Jay is on the bill for the Valentia Isle festival in Co Kerry.

Summer vibes guaranteed with Norman Jay

The legendary purveyor of musical good times tells Ed Power why he’s looking forward to playing in Kerry

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Five things to do this week

Make the most of the week ahead with these five things to check out.

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Movie Reviews: Slow West, Minions, She’s Funny That Way

Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender) is an outlaw killer who is rarely without a cigar in Slow West (15A), which may be writer- director John Maclean’s way of telling us that his debut feature is part-homage to the neo-realist Western pioneered by the cheroot-chewing Clint Eastwood. 

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Children’s books

Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies (Simon and Schuster €8.80)
Little Syd loves to visit his grandpa’s house at the end of the garden. 

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Book review: The House Of Hidden Mothers

ACTRESS and writer Meera Syal has set the literary bar high for herself. Her first novel Anita And Me is now a national curriculum set text, her second, Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee, was made into a BBC drama.

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Book review: The Naked Surgeon: The Power And Peril Of Transparency In Medicine

SAMER NASHEF is fascinated by the power of numbers to foster transparency in medicine.

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Book review: The Saffron Road: A Journey With Buddha’s Daughters

THIS is an expansive exploration of Buddhism and the plight of Buddhist nuns across the globe.

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Book review: Our Souls At Night

KENT HARUF’S final novel, Our Souls at Night, completed before he died in November last year, is a beautifully poignant swansong for this much-loved American writer.

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Book review: Poseidon’s Wake

THERE has always been a strain of science fiction concerned with exploring the human condition via journeys to faraway places. 

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Book review: The Festival of Insignificance

MILAN Kundera’s first novel in 14 years is a short, amusing, and thought-provoking meditation on the nature of insignificance. 

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Book review: Dreamland: The True Story of America’s Opiate Addiction

Dreamland is the story of a town’s collapse in America’s mid west and its battle for recovery and redemption. Cormac O’Keeffe on the grip catastrophic drug addiction — legal and illegal — had on Portsmouth in Ohio.

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Book reviews: All Over Ireland and Tales from the Emerald Isle and Other Green Shores

Billy O’Callaghan looks at two collections of short stories, one uneven and the other a series of enduring, almost timeless classics.

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