Same recipe, different channel for The Great British Bake Off

It was one of the biggest television controversies in recent years, decried and probed by politicians, slammed by the press and ditched by 75% of its on-screen talent.

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A Question of Taste: Dave McLoughlin

Dave McLoughlin is part of Irish electronic music act Le Galaxie. The band will play Cork City Hall tomorrow as part of this year’s Great Irish Beer Festival.

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Director Doug Liman flying high with new movie

Before he starts work in Limerick on a new seriesm from George RRm Martin, director Doug Liman is bringing the tale of super smuggler Barry Seal to the big screen, writes Esther McCarthy.

 

 

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Detroit's racist themes are sadly relevant to this day

When he agreed to appear as a racist cop in the tale of 1967 in Detroit,
Will Poulter had no idea how prescient the film would feel today, writes Esther McCarthy

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From Russia with love (of dancing)

Ksenia Parkhatskaya’s new show was developed with her Cork-born husband, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Manchán Magan providing a fresh connection with Ireland’s natural heritage

Manchán Magan is in the midst of a new radio series that taps into the weird and wonderful aspects of Ireland’s natural heritage, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler.

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The Script thrills the crowd at first Irish concert in two years

The Script’s first Irish show since headlining Croke Park in 2015 was in a converted boxing arena so it was appropriate the performance had a pugilistic edge.

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Remembering Joe Strummer's early visits to Ireland

Joe Strummer would have been 65 today. Dave Fanning and others recall his early visits to Ireland with The Clash, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler

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Five things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll picks the best events taking place this week

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All Our Exes Live In Texas looking forward to living up to their potential

Providing backing vocals to Kesha is a measure of the progress Australian group All Our Exes Live In Texas have even made since their last visit to Ireland, writes Eoghan O’Sullivan

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UCC graduate Jessica Regan excited by starring role in BBC dark comedy Ill Behaviour

It’s an unusual plot for a comedy – when a man refuses to have treatment for cancer, his friends kidnap him and force him to have chemo. Ill Behaviour airs on BBC tomorrow – with UCC graduate Jessica Regan in a starring role. Jennifer Regan meets meets the rising star.

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Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin: "I don’t always fit into the necessary boxes”

Concerts in Bantry and the NCH will celebrate Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin’s contribution to music in Ireland, writes Marjorie Brennan

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An Inconvenient Sequel offers solutions rather than problems

‘An Inconvenient Truth’ might have made for depressing viewing, but Al Gore’s sequel sounds a note of optimism in the fight against climate change and those who are trying to scupper recovery, writes Helen Barlow

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Samuel L Jackson on when it’s time to kiss and tell

Samuel L Jackson does not kiss many women on screen. He has made well in excess of 100 films but reckons he has locked lips with no more than five leading ladies.

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A question of taste: Iarla Ó Lionáird

Iarla Ó Lionáird is from Cúil Aodha, Co Cork, and is vocalist with The Gloaming. He is currently preparing for a performance at Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry next Friday, where he will appear with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and others. See westcorkmusic.ie

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Irish fans remember Elvis Presley 40 years after his death

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today. Jonathan deBurca Butler asked some his best-known Irish fans what The King meant to them

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Game Tech: Self-taught computer system

Gaming and technology news with Ronan Jennings

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The 10 most important Irish people in the world of video games

Ronan Jennings selects the 10 most important Irish people in the world of video games.

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The Big Family Cooking Showdown; Don’t call me Bake Off

Nadiya Hussain introduces the BBC’s big new cooking show tonight. Not surprisingly, all concerned are a bit sensitive about comparisons to previous series, writes Susan Griffin.

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When all the wool becomes a stage

Orla Barry’s farming background has found its way into her current exhibition at the Crawford, writes Colette Sheridan

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Troubles at Soundcloud have led to worries for musicians worldwide

Troubles at the Soundcloud streaming service have sent a wave of worry through the music world, writes Jenna Wortham

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Cast out them demons: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir coming to Ireland

Rev Billy has long protested against Trump and consumerism, while also providing comfort to spiritual refugees. He’s now bringing his choir to Ireland, writes Ellie O’Byrne.

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Baroque as you’ve never heard it before at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Cathy Desmond talks to Liam Byrne, who is to bring the sound of the viola da gamba to Kilkenny as part of the city’s arts festival.

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Scene & heard: The latest entertainment news

Des O’Driscoll shares the latest news from the world of entertainment.

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Fred Astaire movie to be shown in West Cork, 40 years after being filmed in the region

Fred Astaire and Charlotte Rampling were among the stars of a film made in West Cork 40 years ago. It gets its first ever showing in the region today, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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When Glen Campbell grabbed Siamsa hearts at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

In memory of Glen Campbell, we’re reproducing Declan Colley’s review of the late singer’s 1983 appearance at Siamsa Cois Laoi at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork.

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A question of taste: Cathy Walsh

Cathy Walsh is a choreographer and performer from Cork. She is the movement director for the current run of Dancing at Lughnasa at the Everyman in Cork.

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GameTech: Naughty Dog in Uncharted territory with female lead

Later this month, Uncharted will live up to its name for arguably the first time. The series will untether itself from hero, Nathan Drake, and drift into new territory, by featuring a female lead and a new storyline, writes Ronan Jennings.

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Getting a Handel on Kilkenny Arts Festival with Messiah performance

A performance of Messiah, 275 years after the famous oratorio made its debut in this country, will be one of the highlights of Kilkenny Arts Festival, writes Cathy Desmond.

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Samantha Womack is reborn as Morticia in The Addams Family Musical

With Ronnie Mitchell laid to rest, Samantha Womack has been reborn as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family, writes Ed Power.

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Irish bands stand out and everything else we learned at Indiependence

Some top Irish bands stood out at this year’s festival in Mitchelstown, writes Joe Leogue

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The beat goes on for disco heroines Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge lost one of their members earlier in the year, but the beat goes on for the disco-era heroines who play in Ireland this week, writes Ed Power

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Irene Kelleher's play about the lonely death of a pregnant teenager

Irene Kelleher is taking her fictional play, Mary and Me, to the Edinburgh Fringe. It was inspired by the tragic events in Granard in 1984, writes Colette Sheridan

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Five of the best things to check out in Ireland this week

Des O’Driscoll looks at some of the best events going on this week. 

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10,000 fans enjoy Manic end to 2017 Indiependence festival

The Manic Street Preachers last night closed the Main Stage at the 2017 Indiependence festival, bringing to an end three days of music and more.

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