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A pair of sharp perspectives on modern Irish life

A pair of sharp perspectives on modern Irish life

Scaling spectacular summits

Scaling spectacular summits

From the top of Germany’s highest mountain the landscape below changes from Mars-like eeriness to classic Alpine

Insider Trading

Insider Trading

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

Nadine O'Regan: Can kids’ lit lead the way on gender matters?

Nadine O'Regan: Can kids’ lit lead the way on gender matters?

Children’s literature is toeing a fraught line between entertaining children and teaching them guidelines for an ever more complex world

Time capsule: The era of the throwaway purchase is over

Time capsule: The era of the throwaway purchase is over

Invest instead in a new wardrobe of contemporary classics

20th century Modern

20th century Modern

The de Veres Design auction in Dublin next week blurs the boundary between furniture and art

Where no theatre has gone before

Where no theatre has gone before

€3,000 top prize in teen music competition

€3,000 top prize in teen music competition

TV: Tiger kidnap drama lacks bite

TV: Tiger kidnap drama lacks bite

RTE's latest homegrown drama suffers from an unlikely plot

The Skoda Superb: it’s all in the name

The Skoda Superb: it’s all in the name

Skoda’s new Superb should have premium car brands worried

Cocktail Cabinet No.23

Cocktail Cabinet No.23

The martini and the gin and tonic are basic staples, but to make a fine example of either takes great skill

Tawny port proves a colourful icon of authenticity

Tawny port proves a colourful icon of authenticity

Sommeliers, starred restaurants and cutting-edge wine importers are embracing these forgotten heroes

Master of magical realism conjures a disappointing tale

Master of magical realism conjures a disappointing tale

FICTION: Two Years Eight Months; and Twenty-Eight Nights; By Salman Rushdie; Jonathan Cape, €19

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Insider trading

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

Ireland post-bailout proves a compelling drama

Ireland post-bailout proves a compelling drama

This entertaining production shows just how powerless our leaders were in the aftermath of the crash