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NSO goes straight to the heart with Tchaikovsky favourites

NSO goes straight to the heart with Tchaikovsky favourites

Review: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jonas Alber. Soloist: Claudia Boyle. National Concert Hall, September 4. Reviewed by Dick O’Riordan

Iron in the soul

Iron in the soul

After a hit-and-run accident that left Elaine Byrne’s body broken, she worked her way back to health and went on to become a triathlete

Saggy, indulgent writing weakens latest de Bernières blockbuster

Saggy, indulgent writing weakens latest de Bernières blockbuster

Fiction: The Dust that Falls From Dreams. By Louis de Bernières. Harvill Secker, €19. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden

Bite size

Bite size

Focus on feeding the less well-off

Cocktail cabinet: Bloody Mary

Cocktail cabinet: Bloody Mary

Culture vultures’ night of delights

Culture vultures’ night of delights

It seems like only yesterday that someone contacted me about a new annual event called Culture Night taking place in Dublin. The idea was to have everything free so citizens could wallow in the wonders of their capital city, cost be damned.

3 wines to try, buy and put by

3 wines to try, buy and put by

Albums: Roger Waters, The Weknd and Cfit

Albums: Roger Waters, The Weknd and Cfit

Hugh Lane celebrates its 40th season with panache

Hugh Lane celebrates its 40th season with panache

The Hugh Lane Gallery’s [email protected] series of free concerts has just launched its 40th season, a testimony to the quality and variety of its concerts, and a heartening endorsement by Dublin City Council of the importance of classical music in the ci

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures

Decadent delivers with Pierre’s provocative prize-winner

Decadent delivers with Pierre’s provocative prize-winner

Pure class from Franzen as he hits the target again

Pure class from Franzen as he hits the target again

Fiction: Purity. By Jonathan Franzen. Fourth Estate, €27. Reviewed by Kevin Power

Radio X: it’s not for girls

Radio X: it’s not for girls

Insider trading

Insider trading

Like it, want it, covet it: Ruth O’Connor is our style insider

First Person: Louise Roe

First Person: Louise Roe

Louise Roe, 33, fashion journalist, LA