Emer McLysaght: Bridgerton is the new Normal People
The steamy Netflix period drama is making the lockdown nights go that little bit quicker
“I got a bit thick watching it,” my friend Orlaith said, “because he’s so hot.” I was a bit late getting into Bridgerton. Just by ten days or so, but that was enough time for me to figure out, through osmosis and being extremely online, that Bridgerton is sexy.
The latest series from Shonda Rhimes’s production company Shondaland was Netflix’s big Christmas Day drop. It’s an adaptation of the...
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Deirdre Heenan: Has the British establishment already jettisoned the North?
Unusually frank statements by the former chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne reveal how many senior British public figures see the North as irrelevant and reunification as inevitable
Emer McLysaght: What if Greg Davies was your boyfriend?
The Taskmaster presenter isn’t just great at his job – he would also make a decidedly spiffing other half
Colin Murphy: Ireland was abusing its unwed mothers even before there was Church and state collusion
Twentieth-century Ireland was one of the most repressive sexual cultures in the world. Much of that is on the Catholic Church, but not all of it