B-Side the Leeside: Gina and 'You're the Greatest Lover' This story is enriched with multi-media content

B-Side the Leeside: Gina and 'You're the Greatest Lover'

The single had risqué lyrics, but it helped turn Gina, Dale Haze & the Champions into stars

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Idris Elba's personal project: ‘Wow, this really was my life’

Idris Elba's personal project: ‘Wow, this really was my life’

The actor is back with a new series of the semi-autobiographical In The Long Run

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Question of Taste: Cork actor and musician Liam Heffernan answers our quick-fire questionsThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Question of Taste: Cork actor and musician Liam Heffernan answers our quick-fire questions

The former Glenroe star has a new musical project

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Wednesday's TV highlights: Mrs America and live soccer actionThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Wednesday's TV highlights: Mrs America and live soccer action

Arsenal v Liverpool is the big game in the Premier League, while Cate Blanchett continues in her role as Mrs America

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The Plot Against America: Sky Atlantic series shows a parallel history that has echoes of today's world

The Plot Against America: Sky Atlantic series shows a parallel history that has echoes of today's world

The world is in chaos and fascism is on the march. But enough about 2020 – what about America in 1940?

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Game Tech: A glimpse of Far Cry 6 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Game Tech: A glimpse of Far Cry 6 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft has given us a look of some of their upcoming releases

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Baby's arrival leads to more adventures as the Young Offenders return

Baby's arrival leads to more adventures as the Young Offenders return

The arrival of the new baby has led to a tricky family dynamic in the Cork-set show, writes Georgia Humphreys

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Tuesday's TV highlights: The Plot Against America, classic soccer and moreThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Tuesday's TV highlights: The Plot Against America, classic soccer and more

A major new drama from David Simon of The Wire, and the concluding episode of I May Destroy You.

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Podcast Corner: Guru tells of sweat-lodge tragedy and James Arthur Ray

Podcast Corner: Guru tells of sweat-lodge tragedy and James Arthur Ray

"He told us we were so scared of dying, we forgot how to live” - Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment is this week's podcast pick

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So you want to be a writer?

So you want to be a writer?

Workshop leaders from the West Cork Literary Festival offer tips for writing in areas such as biography, short stories and travel, writes Des O’Driscoll

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A chance to Czech out rarely seen classics

A chance to Czech out rarely seen classics

Cork film festival's new programme director has dipped into her homeland's rich movie heritage, writes Ellie O'Byrne

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Monday's TV Highlights: Manchester United, Love/Hate and a new documentary series on Iraq

Monday's TV Highlights: Manchester United, Love/Hate and a new documentary series on Iraq

Manchester United, Love/Hate and a new documentary series on Iraq feature among today's top tips.

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Mo Laethanta Saoire: Conal Creedon's happy memories of Beara

Mo Laethanta Saoire: Conal Creedon's happy memories of Beara

In the first of our new series of summer-themed pieces, Conal Creedon recalls a childhood visit to his uncle in West Cork.

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Unleash the artist in you - Colour with Crawford Art Gallery

Unleash the artist in you - Colour with Crawford Art Gallery

Walter Osborne was an Irish artist who painted many scenes of children, animals, and everyday life.

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Extract: Colm O'Regan's fictional character Ann Devine is back in a second book

Extract: Colm O'Regan's fictional character Ann Devine is back in a second book

Irish Examiner columnist Colm O’Regan's second book, Ann Devine, Handle with Care, is published on Thursday by Transworld Publishers. Here, we publish an extract. ...

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Weekend TV Highlights: Premier League action, The Voice Kids, and Romesh RanganathanThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Weekend TV Highlights: Premier League action, The Voice Kids, and Romesh Ranganathan

A Spielberg classic, a host of Premier League ties and Romesh Ranganathan in the Sahara are among this weekend's top picks

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Friday's TV highlights: Tips for potato-growers, a feast of Cuban music, and a scary clownThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Friday's TV highlights: Tips for potato-growers, a feast of Cuban music, and a scary clown

Tips for potato-growers, a feast of Cuban music, and a scary clown, all in a Friday night's viewing.

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Scene & Heard: New TV shows and old bands This story is enriched with multi-media content

Scene & Heard: New TV shows and old bands

There are two biggies for the must-see lists this week: the final episodes of I May Destroy You, on BBC; and the first episode of The Plot Against America on Sky ...

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Tom Dunne: Ennio Morricone, my father-in-law, and me This story is enriched with multi-media content

Tom Dunne: Ennio Morricone, my father-in-law, and me

When Tom McDonald, my father in law, discovered that his daughter was marrying a musician, I suspect it was music to his ears. It was if he’d been waiting ...

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Irish actors on the crisis the West End theatre industry faces

Irish actors on the crisis the West End theatre industry faces

Denise O’Donoghue checks in with several expats affected by the cancellation of shows in Britain

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Joy Division: Forty years on from 'Closer'This story is enriched with multi-media content

Joy Division: Forty years on from 'Closer'

This month marks four decades since the release of the classic record that would also be Ian Curtis’s final album with Joy Division. Ed Power chats to a number ...

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B-Side the Leeside: 'Louder & Clearer' with Stanley Super 800This story is enriched with multi-media content

B-Side the Leeside: 'Louder & Clearer' with Stanley Super 800

Stan O’Sullivan tells Ellie O’Byrne about the genre-busting album from 2007 that probably doesn’t get the recognition it deserves

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Question of Taste: Dónal Clancy

Question of Taste: Dónal Clancy

Dónal Clancy is a musician from An Rinn in Co Waterford. He will perform the music of his late father, Liam Clancy, in a special online solo performance on ...

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Rufus Wainwright has returned a new man

Rufus Wainwright has returned a new man

BETWEEN 1973 and early 1975, John Lennon split with Yoko Ono, took up with his assistant May Pang and embarked on a period of intense creativity and outrageous behaviour. ...

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GameTech review: Solid offering from Iron Man VR shows virtual reality getting biggerThis story is enriched with multi-media content

GameTech review: Solid offering from Iron Man VR shows virtual reality getting bigger

One iron-clad prediction for the future is that virtual reality will only get bigger and better. For now, however, virtual reality is content with taking baby steps ...

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Will.i.am and other mentors back for new series of The Voice Kids

Will.i.am and other mentors back for new series of The Voice Kids

As the junior TV talent show returns for a new series, Georgia Humphreys chats to Will.i.am and the other mentors

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Podcast corner: Three new podcasts from Irish women that you should listen to

Podcast corner: Three new podcasts from Irish women that you should listen to

Podcasts are often seen as a male domain — see the joke, 'What do you call two white men talking? A podcast'.

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How to attend the Galway Film Fleadh from the comfort of your own couchThis story is enriched with multi-media content

How to attend the Galway Film Fleadh from the comfort of your own couch

Esther McCarthy previews some of the Fleadh’s Irish and international offerings.

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The best fiction books for the beach and beyond this summer

The best fiction books for the beach and beyond this summer

Whether you’re on staycation or risking a trip away, Marjorie Brennan offers suggestions on novels for a wide variety of tastes

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Five Minutes With... Anna Nightingale and Alex Lincoln

Five Minutes With... Anna Nightingale and Alex Lincoln

The Emmerdale cast are back filming after a break during lockdown. Stars Anna Nightingale and Alex Lincoln tease what's in store for Andrea and Jamie.

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Five TV shows for the week ahead: edgy drama and new shows This story is enriched with multi-media content

Five TV shows for the week ahead: edgy drama and new shows

Top tips for the telly this week, courtesy of Arts Editor Des O'Driscoll.

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Tom Dunne's Music & Me: My CDs - should they stay or should they go?This story is enriched with multi-media content

Tom Dunne's Music & Me: My CDs - should they stay or should they go?

Your CD collection, that array of disks you collected that have sound tracked growing up, your love life, going out and now staying in. Should you just bin them? ...

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Culture That Made Me: Mick FlanneryThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Culture That Made Me: Mick Flannery

From Tom Waits and Kurt Cobain, to Bertrand Russell and the Big Lebowski, singer Mick Flannery tells Richard Fitzpatrick about his cultural touchstones.

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Friday's TV Highlights: Love/Hate and John Wick mean an action packed night on the tellyThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Friday's TV Highlights: Love/Hate and John Wick mean an action packed night on the telly

Des O'Driscoll has your telly picks for tonight.

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Scene & Heard: An arts and showbiz quiz for the whole family

Scene & Heard: An arts and showbiz quiz for the whole family

Another weekend approaches, and it's another test of arts and entertainment trivia with Irish Examiner arts editor and quizmaster general Des O'Driscoll.

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Miriam O'Connor: When the family farm became a place of solace and photographic inspiration

Miriam O'Connor: When the family farm became a place of solace and photographic inspiration

After the death of her brother, Miriam O'Connor's photography helped her deal with the grief and an adjustment to a new life, writes Colette Sheridan.

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Just the facts: non-fiction books and biographies for summer reading

Just the facts: non-fiction books and biographies for summer reading

In the first of our recommended books for over the holidays, Richard Fitzpatrick selects 20 non-fiction titles

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Question of Taste: Ruairi Donovan, Cork Midsummer Moments This story is enriched with multi-media content

Question of Taste: Ruairi Donovan, Cork Midsummer Moments

Ruairi Donovan is a choreographer currently in lockdown in Cork city, but he usually lives on Cape Clear Island. One of the organisers of Quarter Block Party, he ...

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Cork balladeer Roy Buckley: breaking the American market

Cork balladeer Roy Buckley: breaking the American market

Cork singer/songwriter, Roy Buckley, has been described by Phil Coulter as "the last of the great balladeers." The thirty-three year old singer from Ballyvolane, ...

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B-Side the Leeside: 'Ten by Ten' and Cork’s mid-90s indie soundscape

B-Side the Leeside: 'Ten by Ten' and Cork’s mid-90s indie soundscape

Ed Power looks at 'Ten By Ten', a community-made compilation that came near the end of an era for Cork's indie scene.

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Culture That Made Me: Stefanie Preissner

Culture That Made Me: Stefanie Preissner

From Harry Potter and Clueless, to podcasts and Friends, Stefanie Preissner tells Richard Fitzpatrick about her cultural touchstones.

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GameTech: Back to the future as cult gaming hero Agent York returnsThis story is enriched with multi-media content

GameTech: Back to the future as cult gaming hero Agent York returns

Wait, wait! It’s coming to us now, in a vision. In your future, we see a strange man. He is … a detective.

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Podcast Corner: Patreon and other methods of making money

Podcast Corner: Patreon and other methods of making money

With Spotify having bought the Ringer and its slew of podcasts, and subsequently the Joe Rogan Experience, which will go exclusive on the service later in the year, ...

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Five minutes with ... Rebel Wilson

Five minutes with ... Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson hopes to shine a light on Aussie comics with first-of-its-kind comedy series, LOL: Last One Laughing Australia. Gemma Dunn finds out more

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More questions than answers in Mary Greene's song of loss

More questions than answers in Mary Greene's song of loss

Feelings from the death of several close family members in recent years have been channelled into music, writes Pet O'Connell

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Hamilton star Chris Jackson: 'It's not for the oppressed to rationalise the mindset of the oppressor'This story is enriched with multi-media content

Hamilton star Chris Jackson: 'It's not for the oppressed to rationalise the mindset of the oppressor'

As Hamilton hits our screens, Christoper Jackson tells Esther McCarthy what it was like to star in the smash-hit musical that suddenly feels more relevant than ever ...

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Five TV shows for the week ahead: 28 Days Later, Mary Kennedy and a return to the voidThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Five TV shows for the week ahead: 28 Days Later, Mary Kennedy and a return to the void

Arts Editor Des O'Driscoll serves up his top TV tips for the week ahead.

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School Daze with Fiola Foley: 'I've learned you can achieve almost anything you put your mind to'

School Daze with Fiola Foley: 'I've learned you can achieve almost anything you put your mind to'

"Without giving away my age, I remember the sweet smell of the pipe being puffed by my second-class teacher, Mr Sean Moriarty, and feeling so proud at being called ...

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Roger Doyle's iGirl offers a taste of 21st century opera for Clonmel Junction festival

Roger Doyle's iGirl offers a taste of 21st century opera for Clonmel Junction festival

“I don’t like the traditional, vibrato-heavy opera singing,” Doyle says. “If a traditional opera singer was to sing my opera it would kill ...

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Tom Dunne's Music & Me: It doesn't hurt to be nice This story is enriched with multi-media content

Tom Dunne's Music & Me: It doesn't hurt to be nice

The Covid-19 lockdown has required a lot of artists to get creative online with live performance. Some of it will probably be best dealt with via a war crimes tribunal: ...

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