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Des O’Driscoll shares the best of this week’s entertainment events



Enda Walsh’s classic play from 1996 gets a new production courtesy of UK company Reading Rep.

  • Everyman, Cork, tonight until Thursday

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The modern jazz giant is in Cork for the jazz festival and has just released his latest album, infused with soul and hip-hop influences.

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The show where we watch people watching TV gets an Irish version at last.

  • Thursday, TV3, 9.30pm



Jason Byrne, Kevin McAleer and Sean Hughes are among the comedians appearing at a number of venues.

  • Thursday-Sunday




Nic Pizzolatto of True Detective had a hand in this remake of the 1961 western that was itself based on Seven Samuari. Stars Denzel Washington.

  • Cinemas nationwide from Friday


'When a role became available in The River Lee following the refurbishment, I jumped at the chance!'You've Been Served: Sinead McDonald of The River Lee on life as a Brand Manager

It’s the personal stories from Bruce Springsteen that turn his new ‘Western Stars’ documentary into something special, the director tells Esther McCarthy.Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars documentary more than just a music film

Apart from the several variations in its spelling in Irish and English, Inishtubbrid, Co Clare is also recognised by three other names: Wall’s Island; O’Grady’s Island and Inishtubber which surely puts it up there as the island with most names — not counting say Inisvickillane, Co Kerry which has about 33 variations to that spelling.The Islands of Ireland: In search of tranquility

More and more communities and volunteers are taking on environmental tasks around the country. In Clonmel, Co Tipperary, for example, people have united to get rid of Himalayan balsam, an invasive plant, from the banks of the River Suir.‘Bashing’ invasive plants

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