There is really nothing in The Menu’s world to beat the breaking of bread with old friends, family, and neighbours and, equally, with strangers who might have the potential to become part of those previously listed tribes, which is why he is always delighted to make mention of Street Feast (May 5), Ireland’s annual day of street parties and community lunches, which last year saw 130,000 people take part in over 1,280 street feasts.
Sun, 28 Apr, 2019
AS THE voice of Iron Man’s computer programme, Jarvis, actor Paul Bettany has spent a lot time hidden away in a sound booth, only meeting his Marvel Comics co-stars on the red carpet. For the new Avengers: Age Of Ultron movie, however, he finally made it onto set.
Wed, 29 Apr, 2015
Why would anyone choose a poorly resourced, poorly supported home birth in Ireland when modern, fully-staffed hospitals are now available to everyone? Here’s why: in Irish hospitals labouring women are treated with something close to disdain.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013
In part two of our series on the social life of young adults, we visit three more cities. In Cork, the girls are refused entry to a nightclub; they are too young. In London, students joke about how much they drink, while in Toronto, two fake IDs can be bought very easily for just $50
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013