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Appetite for distraction

Appetite for distraction

Oh-em-gee, Irish actor Saoirse Ronan speaks with an Irish accent! This is an absolutely enormous non-problem

Emer’s week

Emer’s week

Sublime food from fine local sources in Athlone

Sublime food from fine local sources in Athlone

Lunch at Thyme was really superb value given just how well we’d eaten, and the effort that had gone in to sourcing really excellent ingredients from Irish suppliers.

Who says they don’t make ’em like they used to?

Who says they don’t make ’em like they used to?

The legendary Renault 5 Turbo was the first turbocharged commercial car, but its maker uses the same technology today

Bavarians go electric

Bavarians go electric

BMW has been slow to start, but it has a number of all-electric vehicles on the way. In the meantime, its 330e plug-in hybrid is worth getting charged up about

Audi joins forces with Cartell.ie to tackle imports

Audi joins forces with Cartell.ie to tackle imports

Retailers and manufacturers have been calling on the government to reduce the number of used car imports from Britain. Audi’s new website tie-in takes a more subtle approach to the problem

Brunch with a punch

Brunch with a punch

This week, liven up your brunch table with recipes from Peter Sztal and Frank Kavanagh from Cloud Picker Café (cloudpickercoffee.ie) in Dublin city centre

All tomorrow’s Parties

All tomorrow’s Parties

Bold prints, flared trousers and a touch of restrained sparkle: Elaine Prendeville selects 20 appealing pieces from the new-season arrivals at Arnotts

Book review: Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media

Book review: Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media

A good news story about the future of journalism

Album reviews

Album reviews

New releases from The Murder Capital, Sleater-Kinney and Mabel

Theatre review: The Odd Couple

Theatre review: The Odd Couple

Curmudgeonly 1960s classic gets turned on its head by gender switch

Facing Facts: How facial recognition technology became big business

Facing Facts: How facial recognition technology became big business

Facial recognition is being used for everything from airport security and identity fraud detection to stopping toilet paper thieves. But as the technology becomes ever more pervasive, it raises ethical and legal issues.

Classical Notes: A crash course on Asenath and her bleak Famine diary

Classical Notes: A crash course on Asenath and her bleak Famine diary

Dick O'Riordan on classical music

Chess With Sam Collins

Chess With Sam Collins

Shakh Mamedyarov vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

This week

This week