I'm too sexy: The return of Right Said Fred

The duo behind I’m Too Sexy are back – but they never really went away, they tell Ed Power.

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What to watch on TV this week...

Your home viewing entertainment wrap for the week ahead, with Des O’Driscoll.

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Movie reviews: Baywatch, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Here are the top three films you don’t want to miss this week, writes Declan Burke.

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Literature review: Dublin International Literature Festival - Various venues

“The novel, as a form, has moved into the slow lane.” Novelist and journalist Will Self, discussing his new novel, Phone, at Dublin’s International Literature festival, had some home truths for booklovers at Smock Alley Theatre.

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Book review: 4321

4321 is immensely readable, at times compelling, sometimes saggy tale, says Noel Baker.

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Book review: Horseman, pass by! (Irish pages)

Michel Déon, novelist and member of the Académie francaise lived in Co Galway for the last 50 years of his life, and died last December, aged 97. 

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Book review: Hitchcock

An encounter between French filmmaker Francois Trauffaut and Alfred Hitchcock in 1955 helped persuade the English speaking world of his genius. Gerry McCarthy savours a reissue of the book that followed.

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Book review: Trouble Is Our Business

Traumatised souls. Murderous housewives. Wise-cracking hitmen. Bloody revenge. It’s all there in this excellent collection of short stories from Irish crime writers.

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Book review: Three Minutes To Doomsday

The year is 1988. FBI agent Joe Navarro picks up a typical assignment, an interview with ex-US soldier Rod Ramsay who has been linked with espionage in Germany.

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Book review: The Girlfriend

Laura and her son Daniel have always been close, but for the past few years, he’s been away at university. When he returns home after graduating, she relishes spending time with him.

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Book review: How To Be A Grown-up

This is a warm hug of a book packed full of wise words of reassurance for millennials. 

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Book review: Keeping On Keeping On

The hugely popular film of The Lady in the Van, in which Alex Jennings played the writer Alan Bennett and Maggie Smith the eponymous lady, introduced Alan Bennett to a far wider audience. 

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Books for kids...

Hug Me Please by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz (Words And Pictures, €14.20 HB)
This opens beautifully with an illustration of the sun brushing its teeth and in the process forming fluffy little clouds. 

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My life in colour - Anne Madden on artistic success and a life in France and Ireland

Anne Madden’s artistic success in France allowed her get away from just being seen as Louis le Brocquy’s wife, writes Alan O’Riordan

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Return of the gross-out comedy king - Tom Green

Tom Green has been fired by Trump on The Apprentice, married to Drew Barrymore and made a TV show about his testicle, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Scene + Heard: Music, film and gig news

Here’s what’s going on this weekend. 

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Slash talks sobriety and jamming with Rory Gallagher

Ahead of Guns N' Roses appearance at Slane Castle over the weekend, we look back at this 2014 exclusive interview with guitarist Slash, as he spoke to Ed Power about being sober and jamming with Rory Gallagher.

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Better late than never for Seán Ó Liatháin and his debut record

IF SEÁN Ó Liatháin has taken a lifetime to get around to recording his debut CD, he has ample excuse, writes Pet O’Connell.

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A question of taste - Carl Plover

Cork-based performer Wasps vs Humans (aka Carl Antony Plover) is starring in The Nearly Men which comes to Cork Arts Theatre on the evening of Thursday, June 1. 

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Cork woman Orla O’Sullivan didn't let being deaf stop her pursuing her love of music

Cork woman Orla O’Sullivan became deaf in infancy through a side-effect of medication. As a new RTÉ documentary shows, it didn’t stop her pursuing her love of music, writes Marjorie Brennan

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Director Stephen Frears has a new-found love for West Cork

As he gets ready for the Fastnet Film Festival, director Stephen Frears tells Esther McCarthy about his work on such movies such as Philomena and The Snapper, as well as his new-found love for West Cork

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GAMETECH: Taking aim to join the elite

LIKE Cristiano Ronaldo, Karl Fairburne enjoys shooting from distance. Except in this case, Fairburne isn’t placing his boot on a football, but on the arses of Nazi war criminals, writes Ronan Jennings.

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Behind the scenes of short film Forgive Us Our Sins

As she gets ready to show her short film in Schull, Sarah Horgan takes us behind the scenes

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Denise Gough’s latest role is 'destroying' her — but she wouldn’t have it any other way

Irish actress Denise Gough tells Jeananne Craig why she couldn’t be happier with the gritty lead role in Paula

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Roger Moore and his memories of Dublin and seven Bond outings

This article first appeared on November 8, 2016

Roger Moore came to Ireland last November to talk with his fans. Esther McCarthy met the 90-year-old who had seven outings as James Bond

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Hugh Cornwell says music needs something to lash out against

Frontman for The Stranglers, Hugh Cornwell tells Ed Power why he thinks it’s important to have something to lash out against in music

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5 things to do this week

Some great things to see and do this week. 

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The best music festivals taking place outside Ireland

From Glasto to Spain, there are a flock of festivals that could tempt you overseas in the coming months, writes Ed Power

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City of light... and dark

The City of Light is also the city of the night — the city of the poor, outcasts, criminals, prostitutes, eccentrics and the wilfully nonconforming. TP O’Mahony leafs through Luc Sante’s salute to his beloved Paris

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FIRST THOUGHTS: Anti-imperialism of Parnell’s party

EXOTIC names of places like Kabul, Kandahar and Khartoum were on the lips of many Irish people not only during the past 20 years but also in the 1870s and 1880s.

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Keeping one step ahead of our brains is easier said than done

CAROLINE WILLIAMS wanted to outsmart her brain. Research over the last decade shows that the brain is ‘plastic’: it physically adapts as we learn new things.

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‘I couldn’t write same book twice and I wouldn’t want to’

William Wall is the only European winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize in America, which he garnered for his latest book ‘The Islands’. Sue Leonard catches up with him

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Touching story of the travails of Iranian family life

THE title, I Hid My Voice, has the ring of a true-life confession, but this compelling and skillfully constructed novel delivers much more than that.

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Beginner's Pluck: Neil Hegarty

In 1998, leaving university, Neil worked as an editor for a dot com travel company.

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What to watch on TV this week

Des O’Driscoll has the complete list of what you should watch on your couch this week.

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