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Mazda’s baby SUV is set for big things

Mazda’s baby SUV is set for big things

New CX-3 shows how flexible Mazda’s ‘SkyActiv’ tech is as the profits roll in, writes Nik Maher.

BMW 1 Series’ new face to the world

BMW 1 Series’ new face to the world

BMW launches its facelifted 1 Series, but, Shane O’Donoghue asks, do Irish buyers really need all-wheel drive?

Kia’s new Sorento arrives in Ireland

Kia’s new Sorento arrives in Ireland

New car sales for the first two months of 2015 in Ireland are up 28.31 per cent on the same period last year. More eye-opening again is the increase in registrations of vehicles categorised as ‘SUV Prestige’ - sales have jumped 85.06 per cent accordi

Two new Peugeots arrive

Two new Peugeots arrive

Peugeot hopes to make a splash with its all-new 108 and revamped 508 ranges, writes Shane O’Donoghue.

Get out there!

Get out there!

If you’re looking for active events for the Easter period, here are three great ones from around the country

Dining in style at Dax

Dining in style at Dax

Dax, 23 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2, Tel: 01-6761494, Web: dax.ie, Chef: Conor O’Dowd

Two hours from Tokyo

Two hours from Tokyo

Alex Meehan swaps the urban hustle and bustle of Japan’s capital for its much quieter mountainous cousin Nikko, a favoured bolthole of comfort for well-heeled types.

Falling for Gillian

Falling for Gillian

Gillian Anderson won legions of adoring fans as Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files. She talks serial killers, sci-fi, and being a sex symbol. Words: James Mottram.

Ski watch: Season proves to be a black run

Ski watch: Season proves to be a black run

So winter is over, and another ski season is drawing to a close. Up to 45,000 Irish people took ski holidays this winter – an increase on previous years – but for tour operators, 2014/2015 proved to be stressful at times.

No shame in chenin

No shame in chenin

Chenin blanc has suffered from being associated with South African apartheid and cheaper blended wines – but it is now on the road to rehabilitation in its original home, the Loire.

Sharp and saddening study of the national exodus

Sharp and saddening study of the national exodus

The Best Are Leaving. Emigration and Post-War Irish Culture. By Clair Wills. Cambridge University Press, €23. Reviewed by Kevin Power.

Bite size

Bite size

There’s a new team in the kitchen at Locks, the canalside brasserie in Dublin owned by Sebastien Masi and Kirsten Batt, who also run Pearl Brasserie in the city centre.

An unfortunate naut  ical saga full of cardboard cut-outs

An unfortunate naut ical saga full of cardboard cut-outs

We Are Pirates By Daniel Handler Bloomsbury, €15.10

O’Sullivan walks through walls

O’Sullivan walks through walls

Film: The Great Wall. Directed by Tadhg O’Sullivan. JDIFF, March 23. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Fiona Ness.

Robust revival of a hard-bitten underclass tale

Robust revival of a hard-bitten underclass tale

Theatre: Trainspotting. By Irvine Welsh. Cork Arts Theatre, Cork. Directed by Niall Morrissey. Run concluded. Rating: ****. Reviewed by Brendan Daly.