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A doctor’s observations on the lessons of life and death

A doctor’s observations on the lessons of life and death

A frustratingly vague look at the big decisions that we make

A frustratingly vague look at the big decisions that we make

How not to achieve mythic grandeur in just 620 pages

How not to achieve mythic grandeur in just 620 pages

White light, flight heat

White light, flight heat

Fuses are rarely shorter than at 30,000 feet, but those who are stressed out by air travel can find ways to ward off the aggression of fellow travellers, writes Arlene Harris

‘I went from running this small company with a show that was booked in for a two-week run at Sadler’s Wells to one that was putting on eight shows a week in the West End’

‘I went from running this small company with a show that was booked in for a two-week run at Sadler’s Wells to one that was putting on eight shows a week in the West End’

Matthew Bourne gave Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake a new lease of life by casting male dancers as the swans. Now he’s bringing his acclaimed production back to Dublin, writes Gillian Nelis

A witch hunter’s lyrics are back from the dead

A witch hunter’s lyrics are back from the dead

Chess With Sam Collins

Chess With Sam Collins

We need to talk about death

We need to talk about death

How would you prefer to die? And how would you like to be sent off into the hereafter? It’s some people’s jobs to make us think, talk about and plan for dying. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire meets five people for whom death is part of the day job, and asks if Ireland is becoming more comfortable with discussing the great inevitable

Her bright materials

Her bright materials

Cashmere designer Ros Duke breathes life and colour into the new season, writes Elaine Prendeville

At home with the classics

At home with the classics

This week, Dan Keane from Stack A restaurant at Urban Brewing in the CHQ Building in Dublin (urbanbrewing.ie) has two classics for you to try: a côte de boeuf and a chocolate mousse

Breitbart’s Irish disciples

Breitbart’s Irish disciples

More than a decade ago, Donegal-born Ann McElhinney and Tyrone native Phelim McAleer had a chance meeting with the American alt-right mogul and activist Andrew Breitbart in Washington DC. Since then, they’ve built a burgeoning and lucrative empire of conservative agit-prop that feeds the growing appetite for right-wing invective in the US. Barry J Whyte and Marion McKeone report

Nissan is revving up a revamped Micra

Nissan is revving up a revamped Micra

Will a raft of technological updates for the 2019 Nissan Micra be enough to propel it higher up the B-segment marketplace? Matt Robinson reports

Brexit casting a shadow over new car sales

Brexit casting a shadow over new car sales

There are some winners among January’s gloomy Irish figures, but it’ll be a challenging year ahead.

Tripping the headlight fantastic

Tripping the headlight fantastic

A trip down Opel’s memory lane shows how far automotive lighting has progressed – culminating in their new dazzle-free LED design

No doubting Thomas as British bass overtakes the baritones

No doubting Thomas as British bass overtakes the baritones

The final of the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition at the NCH held all sorts of surprising turns