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The Gigli Concert. Gate Theatre, Dublin

The Gigli Concert. Gate Theatre, Dublin

Murphy’s study of crisis retains all its old relevance

Italy adds a kick to the best of Irish

Italy adds a kick to the best of Irish

This week, Cedric Bottarlini from The G Hotel in Galway city (theghotel.ie) has two dishes that would make great starters or light lunches

Cocktail cabnet number 8

Cocktail cabnet number 8

Blue Champagne

DON’T  MISS  .  .  .

DON’T MISS . . .

The grim reality of our gulags

The grim reality of our gulags

Non-fiction: Whispering Hope, The True Story of the Magdalene Women. By Nancy Costello, Kathleen Legg, Diane,. Croghan, Marie Slattery and Marina Gambold .with Steven O’Riordan and Sue Leonard. Orion Books, €18.90. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

Muzzling the British bulldog

Muzzling the British bulldog

reviewed this week. Churchill: When Britain Said No, BBC Two. 1945: The Savage Peace, BBC Two. 1864, BBC Four. Vogue Does Straight As, RTE Two.

A singularly good time

A singularly good time

Coasteering is an adventurous way of exploring Clare Island in Co Mayo – swimming through sea caves, rock climbing and cliff jumping. Brendan Daly takes the plunge on a singles weekend

Get out there

Get out there

Mourne Way Marathon, June 6

Gear check

Gear check

Having the right gear can make all the difference to your festival experience. While none of this kit is flowery or psychedelic, it all works really well, and will see you through multiple festivals and loads of other outdoor adventures besides

A dark wartime story is told  with a light touch

A dark wartime story is told with a light touch

Fiction

Biography of Apple’s totem goes the extra mile

Biography of Apple’s totem goes the extra mile

biogrAPhy

Instead of a real story, it’s just the facts

Instead of a real story, it’s just the facts

Non-fiction

Balkan war story sacrifices real impact for intellect

Balkan war story sacrifices real impact for intellect

Fiction

Erraught slays ’em in the States

Erraught slays ’em in the States

Albums

Albums