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To Try, Buy And Put By

To Try, Buy And Put By

Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction

Christmas selection boxes, be gone! Not only is it far too early, but we mustn’t rush past glorious, cosy, leafy, Halloween-y, creamy-pinty autumn, a season we here in Ireland do exceptionally well

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

The empty nest: a survival  guide

The empty nest: a survival guide

As children grow up and move away, parents can find themselves struggling to readjust to their new, quieter lives, but it can also offer the opportunity to take up a new hobby or rekindle jaded relationships, writes Carmen Bryce

All the flavours of an Indian summer

All the flavours of an Indian summer

This week, cook up an Indian feast with these three tasty dishes from Sunil Ghai of Pickle restaurant on Camden Street in Dublin

Join the culture club this autumn

Join the culture club this autumn

Summer’s officially over. But take heart: there are plenty of art, music, movies, books and happenings to ease you through the coming weeks. From Ruth Negga at the Gate to extraordinary new Irish prose and groundbreaking TV, here are thirty-three of the best things to do, see and hear. Compiled by Elaine Prendeville, Nadine O’Regan, John Maguire, Tony Clayton-Lea and Jessie Collins

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

How to navigate the Fringes of theatrical invention

How to navigate the Fringes of theatrical invention

Take a break in Budapest

Take a break in Budapest

It may be home to one of the most complicated languages in the world, but the Hungarian capital is straightforward fun, writes Stephen Bourke

Classy, chic and comfortable

Classy, chic and comfortable

Fiona Heaney’s new collection might include indulgent fabrics and embellishments such as sheer jacquard, wool, cashmere, beading and feathers, but at the same time, it’s probably her most wearable to date.

Having a right old beano

Having a right old beano

Horace Panter made his name as a musician with ska legends The Specials. But as a new series of comics celebrating the Beano’s 80th anniversary proves, he’s a dab hand with the brush as well as the bass, writes Gillian Nelis

‘Things have changed hugely now [for women]. And I think it’s changing because generations feel younger in ourselves and expect to see ourselves reflected and stories that interest us’

‘Things have changed hugely now [for women]. And I think it’s changing because generations feel younger in ourselves and expect to see ourselves reflected and stories that interest us’

Drawn to the stage by reading Shakespeare at school, Ingrid Craigie has had a long and distinguished acting career and is about to appear in a new Druid production of Richard III, writes Anna Carey

Pied Pipers at the gates of hurling’s dawn

Pied Pipers at the gates of hurling’s dawn

In an exclusive extract from his new book The Hurlers, GAA academic Dr Paul Rouse looks at how the sport spread with lightning speed through the Ireland of the mid-1880s

More hits than misses in Bray’s little corner of Portugal

More hits than misses in Bray’s little corner of Portugal

Off Message

Off Message

Censoring other voices, no matter how offensive they may be, is an own goal for liberals everywhere, as displayed by the latest furore over Steve Bannon’s invitation to the New Yorker festival