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Wine, whiskey and a few old Joycean myths

Wine, whiskey and a few old Joycean myths

James Joyce enjoyed a good tipple, and the pages of his greatest work teem with references to the delights of wine and spirits

Bentley targets big spenders with the world’s fastest SUV

Bentley targets big spenders with the world’s fastest SUV

The opulent, uber-powerful Bentayga Speed is the top dog in its class. Is it €30,000 better than its siblings? No, but that won’t matter to its buyers, writes Matt Robinson

BMW X5 PHEV comes of age

BMW X5 PHEV comes of age

24 hours to stir the blood and thrill the senses

24 hours to stir the blood and thrill the senses

Le Mans is a feat of endurance for spectators to make through, but the experience is well worth missing some sleep for

Ellroy confidential

Ellroy confidential

James Ellroy’s hard-boiled, two-fisted crime novels are windows into a long-gone Los Angeles, with plenty of historical liberties being taken. ‘Absolute factual accuracy means nothing to me.’

A compelling adaptation is derailed by schlocky finale

A compelling adaptation is derailed by schlocky finale

Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Desk for success

Desk for success

What does your personal workspace say about your chances of succeeding at work? Author and feng shui expert Patricia Lohan explains how small tweaks in your working environment can effect profound positive change

Putting Manifesto to the testo

Putting Manifesto to the testo

This week, enjoy an Italian feast with three recipes by Lucio Paduano of Manifesto restaurant in Rathmines, Dublin 6

Pure & simple: Lisa and Michael Bronner's squeaky-clean business model

Pure & simple: Lisa and Michael Bronner's squeaky-clean business model

Ideas currently in vogue around ethical business and saving the planet have been at the core of Dr Bronner’s soap company since its foundation. Lisa and Michael Bronner tell Gillian Nelis how they’ve kept their business model squeaky-clean

Shatter pulls few punches in telling story of his downfall

Shatter pulls few punches in telling story of his downfall

For all the colour and candour in Alan Shatter's memoir 'Frenzy and Betrayal: The Anatomy of a Political Assassination', there are moments when the former Minister for Justice's determination to confirm his innocence is grating

A page-turner of a detective novel that transcends cliché

A page-turner of a detective novel that transcends cliché

Doing it for the kids

Doing it for the kids

Finding a family-friendly restaurant isn’t as difficult as it used to be, but some establishments are proving slow to change with the times.

Chat show comedy’s jokes fail to land

Chat show comedy’s jokes fail to land

Late Night, a timid, rather stale fish-out-of-water comedy that runs out of ideas fast, mostly wasting an engaging set-up and a talented cast

A painfully unfunny attempt to piggyback on Derry Girls

A painfully unfunny attempt to piggyback on Derry Girls