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Dublin slacker movie keeps you entertained

Dublin slacker movie keeps you entertained

Film: Get Up & Go. Directed by Brendan Grant. Nationwide, cert 15A. Rating: ***. Reviewed by Nadine O’Regan.

Fashioning raw theatre from primitive materials

Fashioning raw theatre from primitive materials

Theatre: The Chronicles of Oggle. Everyman Theatre, Cork . Directed by Donal Gallagher. Runs nationwide until May 3 . (see asylumtheatre.com/ oggle-tour-2015). Rating: ****. Reviewed by Brendan Daly

Get out there: walking, swimming and biking

Get out there: walking, swimming and biking

From armchair adventures to hiking and biking, there’s plenty of healthy fun to be had this summer

Wine: A spirit of adventure

Wine: A spirit of adventure

The story of Hennessy’s foundation is far more exciting than the cognac firm lets on

The Victorian man of letters who changed Ireland

The Victorian man of letters who changed Ireland

Non-fiction: Writing The Frontier Anthony Trollope etween Britain and Ireland By John McCourt. Oxford University Press, €69.30. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

Bite Size

Bite Size

LA story leads to nutritionary innovation

Gear Check: trendy rainwear

Gear Check: trendy rainwear

Irish brand Georgia In Dublin, run by mother and daughter duo Nicola and Georgia Scott creates fashionable rainwear for women who cycle, horse ride or simply want to arrive in style wherever they go, while being protected from the elements

McQueen biography elevates the personal above the sartorial

McQueen biography elevates the personal above the sartorial

Biography: Blood Beneath the Skin. By Andrew Wilson . Simon & Schuster, €18.99. Reviewed by Ruth O’Connor.

How the PR gurus put Thatcher into power

How the PR gurus put Thatcher into power

Non-fiction: Mad Men And Bad Men What Happened When British Politics Met Advertising By Sam Delaney. Faber & Faber, €19. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch

Make a big splash in the Docklands

Make a big splash in the Docklands

The Docklands Summer Festival will be a spectacular display of wakeboarding, and much more besides, writes Róisín Finlay

Artistic Licence: Time to declutter

Artistic Licence: Time to declutter

Last Wednesday night, I passed an enjoyable few hours at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin watching its excellent production of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler.

50 Irish designers to buy now

50 Irish designers to buy now

The indigenous Irish fashion industry is having a moment, with seriously talented designers turning out quality garments, writes Ruth O’Connor

‘Outstanding’ production of Keane classic

‘Outstanding’ production of Keane classic

Theatre: The Field. By John B Keane. Directed by Padraic McIntyre. Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, until May 30. Rating: *****. Reviewed by Susan Mitchell.

COCKTAIL CABINET NO. 5: Manhattan

COCKTAIL CABINET NO. 5: Manhattan

Devised in New York in the late 19th century, the Manhattan is the second star of the cocktail world (the first being the Martini). Despite the fact that it centres upon just two ingredients – bitters and whiskey – opinion is sharply divided as to it

Make a big splash in the Docklands

Make a big splash in the Docklands

The Docklands Summer Festival will be a spectacular display of wakeboarding, and much more besides, writes Róisín Finlay