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How technology is robbing us of our old abilities

How technology is robbing us of our old abilities

The Glass Cage. Where Automation Is Taking Us. By Nicholas Carr Bodley Head, €16.35. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.

Dial M for Marigold

Dial M for Marigold

Even after a glittering 60-year career in cinema and theatre which has seen her win many accolades, Judi Dench still guards against complacency and irrelevance.

Tyler’s narrative genius is rooted in the ordinary

Tyler’s narrative genius is rooted in the ordinary

A Spool of Blue Threa. By Anne Tyler Chatto & Windus, €17. Reviewed by Sarah Gilmartin.

Designs on an urban canvas

Designs on an urban canvas

Lisa Ryder takes graffiti and surrealist art as inspiration for her distinctive prints on leather bags, writes Fiona Ness

Insider trading

Insider trading

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

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures

A proper foundation for good skin

Long lens of the law

Long lens of the law

Last week, Eamonn Farrell, who owns the photographic agency Photocall Ireland, wrote a lengthy post on the website Broadsheet.ie. In it, he expressed considerable alarm at the fact that the Garda Síochána had recently forced Photocall to hand over ph

Art imitating life in political docu-drama?

Art imitating life in political docu-drama?

Supposing RTÉ decided to make a political drama, not about a dead politician this time, but about a very much alive political party, let’s say Sinn Féin, which has just come into power, then imagines disastrous outcomes for Irish society. Unthinkable

Tinseltown in the reign

Tinseltown in the reign

Tonight is Oscar night, and the tingle of excitement is in the air. Whether we’re staying up to the wee hours to watch the ceremony live or checking it out tomorrow evening, we are primed and ready for the glitzy dresses, bouffant hair, fake tans, sh

Off Message

Off Message

Digital media already decays within our lifetimes, and we’re now staring into the biggest historical hole since the Dark Ages, warns Google’s Vint Cerf. If we really want to preserve the history of our technological age, it’s probably going to have t

Reinstating Somalia

Reinstating Somalia

After 24 years of bitter civil war, Somalia is enjoying a fragile peace, and despite a young population made vulnerable by high unemployment and a destabilising guerrilla movement, there is hope that normal life is beginning to return at last. Words:

Volkswagen’s new Caddy van to boost LCV sales

Volkswagen’s new Caddy van to boost LCV sales

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed a new version of its popular entry-level van, the Caddy, which is due to arrive later this year. It is the first of a trio of new models due to be introduced by the commercial vehicle division over the next

Land Rover’s latest contender is here

Land Rover’s latest contender is here

The Discovery Sport replaces the Land Rover Freelander – and it is now on sale in Ireland, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Old reliable gets a revamp

Old reliable gets a revamp

Toyota’s Yaris has been updated, but not in a way that will alienate its loyal customer base, writes Shane O’Donoghue.

Firstperson: Allison Abernethy

Firstperson: Allison Abernethy

Allison Abernethy: butter-maker, Co Down.