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Pressures in the East: when is self defence a step too far?

Pressures in the East: when is self defence a step too far?

With China flexing its economic muscles, and Japan now starting to ramp up its military status, tension is rising in the region

McLaren ‘downsizes’ its offering

McLaren ‘downsizes’ its offering

McLaren describes the 570S as a sports car in the tradition of British sports cars of old, but it is a lot more than that

Choral magic makes Mahler come to life

Choral magic makes Mahler come to life

Conductor Alan Buribayev is never one to allow dramatic opportunities slip by, and the all-hands-on-deck RTE NSO responded magnificently

Pulling back the curtain on a double life

Pulling back the curtain on a double life

Charismatic, hilarious and burning with a righteous anger against injustice, Rory and Panti have won the battle for equality

Pub Talk

Pub Talk

The Blackbird in Rathmines is about as hipster as it gets with a random assortment of chairs and a less than conventional layout

New York stories from an affable if rambling comedian

New York stories from an affable if rambling comedian

Maeve Higgins is the latest Irish comedian to beat that careworn path, albeit with a few modifications

Clunky, chaotic and anything but Clean

Clunky, chaotic and anything but Clean

Reviewed this week: Clean Break RTE One; Fargo Channel 4; The Meaning of Life RTE One; Disclosure: Ireland’s Screen Slaves TV3

Recipes that reach the heights

Recipes that reach the heights

This week, Róisín Corrigan, a ski chalet chef with the Irish company Highlife, has three comforting recipes perfect for colder nights.

States of Bliss

States of Bliss

Whether you’re looking for Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing or snowshoeing the resorts aim to please.

All the way up to Eleven

All the way up to Eleven

Chalet Pèlerin combines the best of French snow conditions and luxury accommodation with exceptional service

Albums

Albums

Reviewed: EL VY, Mogwai, Half Moon Run, Bryan Adams, Bill Ryder-Jones

Future shock

Future shock

At 75, Margaret Atwood is embracing the newest technologies and media to make sure her work reaches the largest possible audience

Pint of view

Pint of view

Despite the high alcohol level, it is a gentle drink and a strong-tasting brew that won’t be overpowered

25 toasty treats

25 toasty treats

Drinking wine in the cold months brings many advantages. This week, we list 25 of our top warming wines for winter

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

Treat yourself with cowshed hand wash and cream or some thickening treatment shampoo