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More hits than misses in Bray’s little corner of Portugal

More hits than misses in Bray’s little corner of Portugal

Off Message

Off Message

Censoring other voices, no matter how offensive they may be, is an own goal for liberals everywhere, as displayed by the latest furore over Steve Bannon’s invitation to the New Yorker festival

Ireland’s hottest young literary talent delivers again

Ireland’s hottest young literary talent delivers again

Invoking the spirit of 1985 in a skittishly grotesque novel

Invoking the spirit of 1985 in a skittishly grotesque novel

How compassion could be key to solving the West’s ills

How compassion could be key to solving the West’s ills

Fever Dream

Fever Dream

Australian indie outfit Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever might have one of the clunkiest names in pop, but their music is mercifully a good deal easier to take to, writes Nadine O’Regan

Pulses fail to race on a street of dreams

Pulses fail to race on a street of dreams

Finally, we get proper emissions testing

Finally, we get proper emissions testing

Ever heard of WLTP or RDE? These little letters may nip you in the wallet initially, but are good news in the long term

Summer loving in Mazda’s new MX-5

Summer loving in Mazda’s new MX-5

The updated open-top will make you long for a return of the sunshine, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Versatile Opel Combo wins at Life

Versatile Opel Combo wins at Life

For family buyers who don’t want to follow the SUV trend, Opel’s new model offers space and comfort, writes Dave Humphreys

Seven dishes to see out the summer

Seven dishes to see out the summer

Whether you’re diving headlong into autumn or trying to eke out the last of the summer, these recipes from chefs around the country should provide plenty of culinary inspiration

Film: A love letter to life in the slow lane

Film: A love letter to life in the slow lane

Cold War (filmed once again in lustrous black and white) sets a decade-spanning saga of on again, off again love against the momentous backdrop of a bleak era in recent Polish history, the post-World War II absorption by the USSR

Somewhere to call home

Somewhere to call home

Average rents in the capital have hit record highs of €1,875 a month. And with the rental crisis showing no signs of abating, people are seeking alternative solutions to apartment living

Discovering TV

Discovering TV

Westport festival thrives on change

Westport festival thrives on change

The Festival of Chamber Music originated in 2013 with Ireland’s foremost piano/violin duo, Hugh Tinney and Catherine Leonard, and its success has expanded in parallel with an ongoing annual ambition