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Take a leaf from a new book

Take a leaf from a new book

Be the first to read the boldest and the brightest of the publishing industry’s projections for 2015. We take a look at the juiciest titles slated to hit bookstores

Blunt speaking

Blunt speaking

From English rose to acerbic bitch, Emily Blunt has never been afraid to diversify in her choice of film roles

Hitting the wall

Hitting the wall

Brian Bliss and Al Sarhan have given up secure, well-paid jobs to open The Wall, a new climbing facility in Sandyford that aims to be the best of its kind in the country

From personal to political

From personal to political

With a new TV current affairs show, Claire Byrne says she is at the apex of her career. How did she get there? By making no plans

Face up to a top treat - Guilty pleasures

Face up to a top treat - Guilty pleasures

Like it, want it, covet it

Like it, want it, covet it

Ruth O’Connor is our style insider

Disaster Capitalism

Disaster Capitalism

A small army of internet hucksters are bringing a new meaning to the term ‘disaster capitalism’

Firstperson

Firstperson

Nothing on telly but a bloody mess

Nothing on telly but a bloody mess

The end of the rollercoaster

The end of the rollercoaster

He spent years in the wilderness after his marriage collapsed, but now Ronan Keating is returning from the far side of the world – and, he hopes, to relevance, writes Stephen Milton

Last roll of the dice

Last roll of the dice

Atlantic City in New Jersey was once a thriving hub of leisure, gambling and commerce, as immortalised in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. But today, with job losses soaring, casinos closing down and hotels standing empty, these are bleak times for America’s

Snow report

Snow report

This week, our resident ski expert, Catherine Murphy, recommends resorts that offer some much-coveted pre-season snow

Get out there!

Get out there!

From short trots to epic runs to spectacular climbs, there’s an event out there with your name on it. Here are three to choose from

First the pool, then the cruel sea

First the pool, then the cruel sea

This year, Ricky Harris, a self-described ‘flounderer’, resolved to put open water between him and his fear of drowning within sight of the shoreline – the hard way

Gearcheck

Gearcheck

Winter chills and rain have finally arrived, which is a great excuse for picking up some spanking new gear